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Dr. Brian Ikejiaku,
Associate Professor

Information about Dr. Brian Ikejiaku at the University of Bradford.

School of Law
(Faculty of Mgmt, Law & Social Sciences)
Email:
b.v.o.ikejiaku@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 1274 232345
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Biography

Professor (Dr.) Brian-Vincent IKEJIAKU(Brian).

Brian is an Associate Professor of Law at the School of Law, Faculty of Management, Law & Social Sciences (FOMLSS) Bradford University.

He is an international interdisciplinary scholar, with degrees in Law, Politics/IR, Business, & Int. Development; he is also a Barrister at the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Brian obtained a PhD from the Research Institute of Law, Politics, & Justice (RILPJ), Keele University UK, where he was a Dandelion Scholar. Brian has over eighteen (18) years’ teaching experience as an academic in the HE in the UK and overseas and recognised as a SFHEA. Before joining Bradford, he has been an Assistant Professor of Law and Senior Lecturer in Lawat the Coventry Law School, Coventry University, where he served as the joint Director of Postgraduate Law Programme (2018-20) and a member of the CTPSR. Among others, he was formerly a Principal Lecturer in Law in BITE / Staffordshire / London Metropolitan Universities collaborative programmes, where he served as PG Law Programme Leader, Subject Lead Law & Business, & Deputy Head of Research. He visited as an Associate Professor of Law (Senior Lecturer) to the Madonna University Nigeria (2012), where he served as an interim Head of Department of International Law and was appointed a visiting Professor of Law to the European University College of Business (EUCB), Poznan (2016).Externally: Brian is an Expert Consultant with United Nations – UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab; hecoordinates the Sustainable Human Development Thematic Group of the Human Development & Capability Association (HDCA). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Law & Society; he reviews with the UK Research Funding Bodies such as AHRC & RCUK and a member of the UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) Global Leaders Fellowship Peer Review College. Brian has record of successful funding bids (e.g., the Dandelion Trust award and Emirate funding). He is a regular reviewer of academic journals in both Law & Social Science fields, for example: JSALJ, LDR, TWQ, JIRD, ASQ.

Brian's research is generally seen from two strands:

General: International & Global Law

Specific:

- The first aspect of his research is in the field of International Law (more broadly) (international, transnational & comparative). Particularly: (a) International Development Law including law & development movement; rule of law & development institutions; human rights & development; CSR, law & sustainable development; intersection between security & development; and migration, poverty, crime, inequality & social justice; and (b) Public International Law, including self-determination & international law, ethnic minority & international law, post-colonial states & international law, third world approach to international law. While intrigued in theoretical & comparative approach to law, he is particularly drawn to interdisciplinary, empirical, and critical analytical legal research (adopting western and non-western perspectives and methodologies). His research centres on looking at global issues in their political, economic, & social contexts in the light of international legal framework; and

- The second aspect of his research that is on Politics and International Relations of Development covers wide-ranging thematic areas (politics/IR of developing countries; linkage between poverty, conflict & development; north-south political & economic relations; conflict, security, & development; reconciliation, peace-building, & transnational justice; IR & diplomacy; political corruption; political governance, and IPE/international development issues such as poverty, crime, inequality, insecurity, conflict etc.). The thrust of my research in this broad-field is consideration of clear wide-gaps between a more developed and prosperous global north, as opposed to miserable realities of violent conflict, crime and chronic poverty experienced by a significant proportion of the world's population in the global south. These gaps and inequality, which not only reflect failures – of understanding, conflicts of interest, resource constraints and poor implementation, but also of the aggravation of the level of poverty and well-being within the people in poor countries. This has had spill-over effects on the international system, in the form of an increase in conflicts and terrorism, thereby resulting in problems with achieving global peace and security. The research addresses these global problems; it uses international relations, political economy, and international development theories, from human development and human security theoretical perspectives and, adopts comparative and empirical case studies within the framework of politics of international development.

Selected recent publication

Brian has published and has beencited widely in the field; his most recent publications appear in: * Law& Development Review, Vol.16, Issue 2;

* Peace Human Rights GovernanceJournal Vol. 6(2), 181-202; ·

* ManchesterJournal of International Economic Law, Vol. 18, Issue 1, 122-151; ·

* UterichJournal of International & European Law, Vol. 36 (1), 75-94; ·

* GroningenJournal of International Law (GROJIL), Vol.7 Issue 2, 195-215; and ·

* DenverJournal of International Law & Policy (DJILP), Vol. 47 Issue 1, 30-51.

Research Impact:

Brian is one of the leading scholars in the field of International & Global Law See https://lawanddevelopment.net/ (i.e., public international law, international development Law, international human rights law, and sustainable development law & social justice). His research/work have made impact in the society e.g.,

- he was invited by Kuwait authorities to talk on political corruption in Kuwait & Nigeria in May 2023;

- he was invited as an international expert to contribute to the Encyclopaedia on Migration Law by the Global Migration Centre (GMC), the Geneva Graduate Institute of Int. & Development Studies, and the Edward Elgar publishing;

- he was appointed as consultant in the establishment of the Centre for International & Development Law – the first of its kind in Africa;

- his work was referred by the African Development Bank (ADB) in the 2013 MDG Report 2013;

- he is recognised as a Lifetime Fellow of the International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS);

- nominated for the Nottingham Alumni Laureate Awards (now ‘Your Nottingham Alumni Award’).

- he was appointed a consultant with the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab – a programme that works on the emerging issues surrounding the co-production of knowledge and its translation into inclusive and equity-weighted policies.

Teaching

Details on teaching interests, highlights and modules are available for Dr. Brian Ikejiaku as follows:

Teaching modules

Information about programme modules taught by Dr. Brian Ikejiaku.
Title Subject Module code Year
Employment Law
Employment Law
Public International Law
Public International Law (Distance Learning)
Employment Law (Distance Learning)

Publications

There are 12 publications involving or that are attributed to Dr. Brian Ikejiaku. They are listed as:

  • book chapter (2)
  • conference contribution (2)
  • conference publication (3)
  • edited book (1)
  • other journal (1)
  • peer reviewed journal (3)

Book Chapter

Dr. Brian Ikejiaku has 2 publication(s) listed under book chapter.
Title Year Publication name Journal Volume Pages Authors Editors ISSN Publisher DOI Location
Sustainable Development, Capabilities, Hegemonic Forces and Social Risks: Extending the Capability Approach to Promote Resilience against Social Inequalities 2024 The Capability Approach and the Sustainable Development Goals Inter, Multi, and Trans Disciplinary Perspectives The Capability Approach and the Sustainable Development Goals Inter, Multi, and Trans Disciplinary Perspectives 1 Melissa Jorge and Brian Ikejiaku Dr. Brian Ikejiaku Routledge
The Rule of Law, Good Governance, Mob Justice, and Sustainable Development in Africa: A Capability Approach with Case of Ghana 2024 The Capability Approach and the Sustainable Development Goals Inter, Multi, and Trans Disciplinary Perspectives The Capability Approach and the Sustainable Development Goals Inter, Multi, and Trans Disciplinary Perspectives 1 Dr. Jasmine Osabutey and Dr. Brian Ikejiaku Dr. Brian Ikejiaku Routledge

Conference Contribution

Dr. Brian Ikejiaku has 2 publication(s) listed under conference contribution.
Title Year Publication name Journal Volume Pages Authors Editors ISSN Publisher DOI Location
2022 Capabilities and Transformative Institution - HDCA Int. Conference Antwerp Belgium Capabilities and Transformative Institution - HDCA Int. Conference Antwerp Belgium Dr. Brian Ikejiaku Antewerp Belgium
2023 Emerging Legal Issues: An Academic Review of the Practical Challenges Facing the Contemporary State Emerging Legal Issues: An Academic Review of the Practical Challenges Facing the Contemporary State 9 Dr. Brian Ikejiaku Kuwait

Conference Publication

Dr. Brian Ikejiaku has 3 publication(s) listed under conference publication.
Title Year Publication name Journal Volume Pages Authors Editors ISSN Publisher DOI Location
Role of Law as a Mechanism for Combating Political Corruption and Achieving Accelerated Development in Africa and Arab Countries: Cases of Nigeria and Kuwait 2023 Emerging Legal Issues: An Academic Review of the Practical Challenges Facing the Contemporary State - KILAW Int. Conference Kuwait Emerging Legal Issues: An Academic Review of the Practical Challenges Facing the Contemporary State - KILAW Int. Conference Kuwait 9 Dr. Brian Ikejiaku Kuwait International Law School
Migration and Human Trafficking in Europe: The Role of International Law in Protecting Public Good by Addressing the Challenges 2023 Law and the Public Good - SLS Conference Oxford Brooks University Law and the Public Good - SLS Conference Oxford Brooks University Dr. Brian Ikejiaku SLS
Migration, Europe, and Vulnerability in International Law: the need for Human Development and Cooperative Rebuilding 2023 Vulnerability, Human Development and Cooperative Re-building in Turbulent Times - HDCA Int. Conference Sofia Bulgaria Vulnerability, Human Development and Cooperative Re-building in Turbulent Times - HDCA Int. Conference Sofia Bulgaria Dr. Brian Ikejiaku HDCA

Edited Book

Dr. Brian Ikejiaku has 1 publication(s) listed under edited book.
Title Year Publication name Journal Volume Pages Authors Editors ISSN Publisher DOI Location
The Capability Approach and the Sustainable Development Goals: Inter, Multi, and Trans Disciplinary Perspectives 2024 1 Dr. Brian Ikejiaku Dr. Brian Ikejiaku 9781032598574 Routledge

Other Journal

Dr. Brian Ikejiaku has 1 publication(s) listed under other journal.
Title Year Publication name Journal Volume Pages Authors Editors ISSN Publisher DOI Location
Tinubu’s Certificate Saga is like “Render therefore unto Ceaser the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s” Matthew 22:22 2023 BarristerNG BarristerNG Dr. Brian Ikejiaku BarristerNG

Peer Reviewed Journal

Dr. Brian Ikejiaku has 3 publication(s) listed under peer reviewed journal.
Title Year Publication name Journal Volume Pages Authors Editors ISSN Publisher DOI Location
The Effect of Mob Justice on the Rule of Law and Democratisation in Africa: a Case Study of Ghana 2022 International Journal of Peace Studies 6 Dr. Brian Ikejiaku and Dr. Jasmine Osabutey 2532-3474 PADOVA
Migration, Poverty, the Role of State, (International) Law and Development in the Industrialised Countries of Europe 2021 Law and Development Review 14 Dr. Brian Ikejiaku 1943-3867 De Gruyter https://doi.org/10.1515/ldr-2021-0045
International Law and Sustainable Development: Grounds for Cancellation of Africa Debts 2023 Law and Development Review 16 Dr. Brian Ikejiaku 1943-3867 De Gruyter