Our People

Dr. Oluwole Kunuji LLM(Cantab), PhD (Warwick)

Executive Director & Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Wole Kunuji is a Director and Senior Research Fellow at the Lex Lata Centre for International Law and Comparative Constitutionalism in Africa where he has led the Sub-Saharan African Constitution-Making and International Law Projects since 2018. He is an international and Constitutional Law specialist with a First-Class Honours' Degree in Law from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria, and a Master's Degree in Public International Law from the University of Cambridge, UK. He also holds a doctorate (Ph.D) Degree in Comparative Constitutional Law from the University of Warwick, UK. He has led and coordinated several projects in comparative constitutional law, constitution-making, federal constitutional law, general international law, international criminal law, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, democracy, rule of law, Law of the ECOWAS subregion, and the Africa Peace and Security Architecture.

His articles have been published in leading academic journals and he is a regular commentator on legal issues in the print and social media. Dr Kunuji has been a recipient of several prestigious awards, fellowships, and research grants throughout his career. Notable among these are the Commonwealth Scholarship, University of Cambridge, UK (2010-2011), Cambridge Trust Scholarship, University of Cambridge, UK, (2010-2011), AG Leventis award for academic excellence, University of Warwick, UK (2013-2017), International Bar Association Scholarship, Florida State University, US (2013), Chancellor’s International Scholarship, University of Warwick, UK (2013-2017), Provost’s Senior Research Fellowship, University of Toronto, Canada (2022), and the Black Research Network Fellowship, University of Toronto, Canada (2023).

Dr. Kunuji has taught and conducted research at leading Universities in Africa, Europe, and North America since 2012. He can be reached through email at wole.kunuji@lexlatacentre.com

JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWS

Adila Darego

The Role of International Law in Protecting the Educational Rights of the Girl-Child in Africa

Abigail Nakuor Wowolo

Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Prosecute

Ayomide Johnson

Decolonising IHL: An Assessment of Key Provisions of International Humanitarian Law Vis-a-Vis Customary Rules of Warfare in the Third World

INTERNS

Frankline Chisom EBERE

International Law Intern

Precious Akinde

Constitutional Law Intern

Goodness Joseph

International Law Intern

Amina Sulaimon

International Law Intern

Chidera Okoro

International Law Intern

Banire Mariam Oluwatomiwo

International Law Intern

Sarah Anane

International Law Intern

Naa Amua Dodoo

International Law Intern

Olunloyo Esther Taiwo

Constitutional Law Intern

Ajayi Oluwatofunmi

International Law Intern