Abass, Ademola

Research Fellow

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  • Ademola Abass
    UNU-CRIS Potterierei 72, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
    +32 50 47 11 02

    Research Interests

    • Capacity Building for Regional Organizations in Peace and Security
    • Public International Law
    • United Nations and Regional Collective Security Systems


    • Ph.D., International Law


    • Former Professor of International Law and Organisation at Brunel University, West London
    • Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria

    Biographical Statement

    Professor Ademola Abass joined the UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) as a Research Fellow in Peace and Security on 1 July 2010. He is also the Head of Peace and Security Programme. He was formerly Professor of International Law and Organisation at Brunel University, West London and was educated at the Universities of Lagos, Cambridge, and Nottingham. He holds a Ph.D. in International Law and has previously taught in several British universities.

    Ademola was the African Union’s first expert on regional mechanisms and also served as the European Commission’s expert on capacity building for African regional organisations amongst others. He researches broadly in Public International Law and Peace and Security, and has published widely in areas of collective security law, international criminal law, and international organisations. He is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth, and a member of the Academic Council on the United Nations System.

    His recent publications include: Protecting Human Security in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2010); Complete International Law: Texts, Cases and Materials (Oxford University Press, 2011 forthcoming); Regional Approaches to the Protection of Asylum Seekers: An International Legal Perspective (Ashgate Publishers, 2012 forthcoming) (co-ed); ‘The African Union and Responsibility to Protect’ in Genser and Cotler (eds) The Responsibility to protect: The Promise of Stopping Mass Atrocities in Our Time (Oxford University Press, 2011, forthcoming).

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