OxBHR Book Launch: Business and Human Rights Law and Practice in Africa

Event date
8 March 2023
Event time
12:30 - 14:00
Oxford week
HT 8
Online (Zoom)

Oyeniyi Abe; Damilola Olawuyi; Susan L Karamanian; Bankole Adeoye; Hon. Diana Asonaba Dapaah; John Ikubaje; Florence Shako; Lyla Latif; Hassan M Ahmad

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This event will be held online via Zoom. Please register here for attendance.


Book Launch Poster

The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and Oxford Business and Human Rights Network are delighted to host the launch of the book 'Business and Human Rights Law and Practice in Africa', edited by Professor Damilola Olawuyi and Dr. Oyeniyi Abe. 

Discussions during this online event will cover the good-fit and home-grown approaches for advancing the implementation of business and human rights norms across Africa. Panelists will also explore the latest developments in law, regulations, policies, and governance structures across the African continent, in response to adverse human rights impacts of business operations and activities.

The welcome remarks will be given by Susan L Karamanian, Dean of HBKU College of Law, and a keynote speech will be given by Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace & Security. 

The discussion panel will be chaired by Professor Damilola Olawuyi and Dr. Oyeniyi Abe, the editors of the book. The speakers will include:

  • Hon. Diana Asonaba Dapaah, Deputy Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Government of Ghana
  • John Ikubaje, Senior Political Officer, Dept of Political Affairs, African Union Commission
  • Florence Shako, Senior Partner, Mitullah, Shako & Associates Advocates, Kenya
  • Lyla Latif, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
  • Hassan M. Ahmad, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

This event is supported by the UNESCO Chair on Environmental Law and Sustainable Development and the ILA-Nigeria branch (Committee on Business and Human Rights).

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