I currently teach Analysing law, EU law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, and Canadian Constitutional Law. Previously, I tutored students on Canadian Constitutional Law, Canadian Criminal Law, Canadian Administrative Law, and Professional Responsibility for the certificate of qualification exams held by National Committee on Accreditation, Federal Law Society Canada. I taught modules: political ideologies and political parties, Global Governance and Regulation, Human Rights, and Public Law, Research Integrity, Research Methodology, Introducing Social Policy, and Politics and Economics of Social Policy. Also, I briefly led modules Torts, Jurisprudence, and Legal Skills and Methods at the Institute of Law Jersey.
I am the convener of the Global South Network (GSN). It is a forum for research students, scholars, practitioners, and civil society organisations from different regions of the Global South including but not limited to Africa, Latin America, Asia, East Europe, and Middle East. UK based Academics and researchers (including postgraduate researchers) focusing on the issues of the Global South run GSN. Prof Hakeem Yusuf, School of Law, University of Derby and Prof Rhona Smith, School of Law, Newcastle University are co-conveners of the network.
- LAUNCH EVENT
The launch event of GSN took place on Friday 17 March 2023 . Justice Ayesha Malik, Supreme Court of Pakistan virtually gave the keynote speech.
GSN organised a hybrid conference on judicial independence in Africa on Wednesday 22 March 2023. Justice Dr Rasul Oriyomi Olukolu, High Court Lagos, Nigeria gave the keynote speech and Justice Sainabou Wadda Cisse, Court of Appeal, Gambia was the guest speaker.
GSN has organised a three-day hybrid international conference titled “Law, Society, and Academia in the Global South: Challenges and Prospects” in collaboration with the University of Ilorin, Nigeria on 26 -29 September 2023. Call for papers is attached. The conference includes the launch ceremony of GSN (University of Ilorin Chapter). You are welcome to submit the abstract of up to 350 words at
- GUEST LECTURE SERIES
PHASE 1 (LECTURE SERIES OF THE GLOBAL SOUTH JUDGES)
- Justice Aruna Devi Narain of Mauritius Supreme Court . She delivered a talk titled "75 Years of UN Declaration of Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities for the Global South" on Friday 14 April 2023.
- Honourable Dr Azmiralda Zahir, Justice Supreme Court of Maldives delivered her online talk titled "Reinforcing Democratic Values Through Online Hearings – the Maldives Experience" on Monday 5th of June 2023
- Former Justice Mexican Supreme Court Dr José Ramón Cossío Díaz delivered his online talk titled "Mexican Supreme Court of Justice: current goals and challenges" on 29 June 2023.
Please let me know or write at email@example.com if you wish to attend the guest lecture series.
- GSN GEOGRAPHIC AND THEMATIC CHAPTERS
GSN has different geographical chapters (South (East) Asia, Africa, Latin America etc)and thematic chapters (Law, Politics, Sociology, Early Career Academics/PhD Candidates, North-South Engagement Chapter etc). If you are interested in joining the GSN in general and/or any of its chapter(s) in particular, please let me know or write at firstname.lastname@example.org
The network has resulted in two edited book contracts from leading publishers, one on the Rule of Law in Africa from Springer and the other on judicial independence in transitional democracies. These book involves staff from 19 law schools of seven different countries focusing on jurisdictions including but not limited to Hungary, Slovakia, China, South Korea, Philippines, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Mexico, Chile, and Japan.
6. PHD IN PROGRESS SEMINAR SERIES
Further, I organised first phase of weekly international PhD in progress seminar from 9 May 2023. PhD candidates from different universities focusing on any issue of the Global South present their projects every Wednesday at 14:00 UK time. Students and staff from 8 disciplines, 21 universities, and 8 countries have participated in the first phase. Each seminar is one hour long. In every seminar, a PhD candidate presents for 20 to 25 minutes which is followed by comments of one discussant and one peer commentator and discussion by attendees.
If any PhD candidate from any university focusing on any issue of the Global South is interested in presenting their ongoing research project during one of the above seminars please send brief bio, topic of the work, an abstract of 200 to 350 words discussing research problem/question, the gap in the wider literature on the topic, main argument, methodology and your preliminary findings to me or at email@example.com .