The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism warmly welcomes Professor Obiora C. Okafor, York Research Chair in International & Transnational Legal Studies, Osgoode Hall Law School, for its annual John P. Humphrey Lecture in Human Rights, in collaboration with the McGill Bicentennial.
About the speaker
Professor Obiora Chinedu Okafor is the Inaugural York Research Chair in International and Transnational Legal Studies. He joined Osgoode Hall Law School after holding faculty positions at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nigeria, and at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Professor Okafor has published extensively in the fields of international human rights law and immigration/refugee law, as well as general public international law (especially with regard to third world approaches to international law). His most recent book is titled Refugee Law after 9/11: Sanctuary and Security in Canada and the United States (UBC Press, 2020). He is currently leading a major SSHRC-funded partnership development, research and dissemination project covering six countries relating to Canadian/African human rights engagements, and another project on the dissemination of the African Human Rights Action Plan. Since August 2017, Professor Okafor has served as the UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity and a former Chairperson of the UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee in Geneva.
About the Humphrey Lecture in Human Rights
The John P. Humphrey Lectureship in Human Rights is an annual lecture on the theme of the role of International Law and Organization in the world-wide protection of Human Rights. The lecture was founded in 1988 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the drafting of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in recognition of the leadership of John P. Humphrey (BCL 1928) in the elaboration, drafting, and promotion of the Declaration.