May 15: Professor Damilola Olawuyi, SAN to deliver keynote speech at the 9th Forum of African Union Commission on International Law (AUCIL). Theme: "International Law, Business Law and Human rights." More information here.
May 14: International Law: We Should Put Our Best Brains Forward - says Professor Olawuyi, SAN in an exclusive interview with Channels Television's Law Weekly Show. Watch here
April 19: Professor Damilola Olawuyi, SAN emerges President of the International Law Association (Nigerian Branch) (Daily Independent; Nigerian Tribune, Nigerian Lawyers, The Sun,The Nation; Channels TV, TVC News, MITV News)
Read the full text of Professor Olawuyi's Inaugural address as President (Full text)
The full agenda for the 6th Annual Conference is available here
March 30: Professor Olawuyi receives prestigious book prize of the American Society of International Law (Guardian, Tribune, Sun, The Nation; Case File, Independent, NigerianLawyer)
March 13, 2023: Professor Olawuyi, SAN was a distinguished panelist at the Global Security Forum. He spoke on the implications of net-zero transition for energy security in developing countries. More information here (Gulf Times)
March 08: The global launch of the book Business and Human Rights Law and Practice in Africa edited by Professor Olawuyi and Dr. Abe was hosted by the UNESCO Chair on Environmental Law and Sustainable Development, in partnership with the Oxford Business and Human Rights Network and Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. More information here (Gulf Times)
Fe. 27-28: Professor Olawuyi, SAN chaired the 4th Conference of the Association of Environmental Law Lecturers in Middle East and North Africa Universities (ASSELLMU), held at the School of Law, University of Jordan. (The Peninsula, Z News, Qatar News Agency, University of Jordan News,
Feb. 21, 2023: Professor Olawuyi, SAN addressed the International Conference on Climate Change and Human Rights in Doha. He discussed the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the context of tackling green washing and corporate misinformation on climate change. More information here.
Feb. 17-18, 2023: Professor Damilola Olawuyi, SAN addressed the World Human Rights Pre-Forum held in Rabat, Morocco where he presented on the application of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the context of climate change, just transitions and responsibilities of extractive sector enterprises. Information here.
Feb. 02: BOOK PRIZE: Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi's book “Environmental Law in Arab States” is named winner of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Certificate of Merit for High Technical Craftmanship and Utility to Practicing Lawyers and Scholars. The award will be presented in March, 2023 at the annual ASIL Meeting in Washington DC, United States. Congratulations! (More information here)
Feb 01: Integrate Human Rights Norms Into Urban Development Projects To Avoid Further Building Collapse — Professor Olawuyi, SAN (Nigerian Tribune, NigeriaLawyer)
January 04: 2023: Nigerians Must Elect President With Clear Foreign Policy Agenda — Prof. Olawuyi, SAN (The Guardian, Nigerian Tribune; Daily Independent)
December 05: NEW PUBLICATION: The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law published by Oxford University Press is now out. Professor Olawuyi, SAN contributed a chapter on Trade and Environment. Congratulations to the editors and contributors!
November 28-30: Join Professor Olawuyi, SAN at the 11th United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva where he will be chairing two important sessions:
(1) BHR in Africa (Tuesday 03:00 pm): https://lnkd.in/gC-MeVZM
(2) BHR in the Extractives and Energy Sector (Wed, 1:20 pm): https://lnkd.in/grfr7rMh
November 17: Professor Olawuyi, SAN delivered the Inaugural J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Distinguished Lecture on Global Climate Change and Energy Law at the George Washington (GW) University Law School, Washington DC, United States (NigeriaLawyer; Vanguard Newspaper, Nigerian Tribune)
November 14, 2022: In his capacity as UN Independent Expert, Professor Olawuyi, SAN was on a working visit to Liberia (UN News, Women Voices Newspaper, Liberia; New Dawn Liberia)
November 01, 2022: Professor Olawuyi, SAN appointed as BOK Visiting International Professor (VIP) at the University of Pennsylvania (Vanguard Newspaper; The Independent; NIgerianLawyer; SunNewspaper)
October 5: Professor Olawuyi, SAN inaugurated as UNESCO Chairholder in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar. Video here (News coverage: Peninsula Qatar, Gulf Times, Qatar News Agency, UNESCO News)
September 15: NEW PUBLICATION ALERT: Hot off the press! Business and Human Rights Law and Practice in Africa (Edward Elgar, 2022)
Sept. 07: Professor Olawuyi, SAN wins Best Research Project Awards (2nd Place) at the Research Day Ceremony held at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar. The Award recognizes his pioneering and pathbreaking project on "Environmental Law Education for Sustainable Development in the MENA Region"
August 04: At the global launch of The Palgrave Handbook of Natural Gas and Energy Transitions, Professor Olawuyi, SAN discusses the role of natural gas in global energy transitions (Gulf Times, Qatar Peninsula)
July 22: Enforce Mandatory Human Rights Disclosure In All Key Sectors ― UN Independent Expert (Nigerian Tribune; Leadership News; Daily Trust; The Guardian; The Independent)
July 08: Professor Olawuyi has been appointed to represent Africa as an Independent Expert on the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights (Nigerian Tribune; Qatar Tribune; Independent Nigeria; Nigeria Lawyer; Qatar Peninsula; Gulf Times, Al Arab News)
July 05: In an interview with Channels Television, Professor Olawuyi, SAN has called for urgent and comprehensive accountability review to address issues of oil theft, illicit financial flows and insecurity in Nigeria's oil and gas sector. Watch here.
June 01: NEW PUBLICATION ALERT: Hot off the press! The Palgrave Handbook of Natural Gas and Global Energy Transitions, by Prof. Damilola S. Olawuyi, SAN, FCIArb and Dr. Eduardo G. Pereira is now available. (Guardian Newspaper, Tribune, Vanguard, The Nation, Cable, The Sun, The Independent)
May 31: Professor Olawuyi, SAN chairs panel on Environmental Rule of Law in the MENA Region. The panel is part of a "24 hours Environmental Rule of Law Global Symposium" organized by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in partnership with other regional and International partners.
May 22: Professor Olawuyi, SAN appointed UNESCO Chair on Environmental Law and Sustainable Development at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar. (UNESCO; Gulf Times, Qatar Tribune)
May 16: Join Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi, SAN and other eminent speakers at the Biennial Conference of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL) 2022 scheduled for 16–18 May 2022 at the Bocconi School of Law, Milan, Italy. More information here.
May 13: Professor Olawuyi, SAN to deliver a keynote lecture at the Workshop (virtual) organized by the Centre for Human Rights and Public Law, Cardiff School of Law and Politics, United Kingdom. He spoke on the topic "Business, Human Rights and the Search for Green Growth: Corporate Responsibility and Strategies for Advancing a Net-Zero Future". More information here.
May 06: Stakeholders Call For Urgent Policy Action On Sustainable Green Growth (IUCN; Vanguard News; Tribune News; The Nation)
May 05: Join Professor Khawar Qureshi QC, Professor Olawuyi, SAN and the entire McNair International Law Firm team at this important public lecture. "Why International Law Matters" to be delivered by Judge Abdulqawi A. Yusuf of the International Court of Justice.
April 26: Professor Olawuyi, SAN makes case for increased funding for the judiciary (Vanguard Newspaper; Tribune; Independent; NigeriaLawyers)
April 19: Implement Court Judgement on 35 per cent affirmative action for women, says Prof. Olawuyi, SAN (The Nation)
April 04: Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi, SAN, FCIArb has accepted an invitation to join McNair International Law Firm (with offices in London and Qatar), in order to continue his practice as an adviser and advocate in energy and environmental law disputes before international and domestic courts and arbitration tribunals. Professor Olawuyi, SAN will also continue his teaching and research activities.
April 01: Professor Olawuyi, SAN has served as a panelist at the Wisconsin International Law Journal 2022 Symposium, themed "Climate Change and Law: Global to Local legal and Policy Challenges”
March 29-30: Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi, SAN served as the Chairman of the 2022 Legal Education Summit convened by the Nigerian Bar Association in partnership with Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (This Day; Guardian; Punch Newspapers; The Sun)
March 25: Young Lawyers' Forum of the Nigerian Bar Association honors Professor Olawuyi, SAN (Video; MITV News; The Guardian; Sun Newspaper; The Nation; Nigerian Tribune)
March 08: EVENT: Join Prof. Damilola S. Olawuyi, SAN, FCIArb, together with Prof. Michael LaBelle, Prof. Nick Sitter, John Szabo, and other leading experts as they explore the implications of Russia's war against Ukraine on global energy security. Register here
Feb 22: Professor Olawuyi, SAN has called for the direct appointment of senior lawyers and legal academics to the Supreme Court bench ( The Nation)
Feb 10: EVENT: The 5th Annual Conference on Energy Arbitration & Dispute Resolution in Middle East & Africa will hold in London on 10th – 11th February 2022. It wlll feature eminent speakers, Prof. Damilola S. Olawuyi, SAN, FCIArb. More information here
Feb 12: Toxic Fuel Pollution in Nigeria: Professor Olawuyi, SAN calls for independent review and compensation for victims. (Guardian News, ARISE TV)
Feb 01: NEW PUBLICATION: Professor Olawuyi, SAN unveils new book, Environmental Law in Arab States, published by Oxford University Press (Guardian Newspaper, Vanguard, The Sun, Cable News, Independent News,The Nation, Nigerian Lawyer, CaseFile; StarConnect, Gulf Times; Peninsula News)
January 19: Lawyer's Focus: Prof. Damilola S. Olawuyi, SAN (Nigerian Tribune)
January 13: FG should enforce mandatory climate disclosure in all key sectors – Professor Olawuyi, SAN (Vanguard Newspaper, City Magazine, Legend News; MITV)
December 22: Professor Olawuyi, SAN weighs in on how to strengthen the ECOWAS Court of Justice (The Nation)
December 07: Professor Olawuyi, SAN has called for the modernization of the Nigerian Law School (The Nation)
November 21: Professor Olawuyi, SAN calls for greater clarity and data transparency on oil discoveries in Northern Nigeria (GuardianNewspaper)
November 20: Climate Change Act: Positive Development For Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plans ― Prof Olawuyi, SAN (Vanguard News; Tribune; MITV)
November 1-5: Professor Olawuyi, SAN chairs 3rd MENA Environmental Law Scholars Conference in Doha, Qatar (Gulf Times)
October 20: Avoid Leadership Mistakes Of Past Generations, Professor Olawuyi, SAN Urges Nigerian Students (Nigerian Tribune, Guardian, Vanguard News, The Sun, The Nation News)
Sept. 29, 20221: New Publication Alert: Afe Babalola, SAN and Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi, SAN have co-authored a new article titled "Advancing Environmental Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education in Nigeria: Current Challenges and Future Directions" published by Sustainability, a Q1, Scopus-Indexed journal.
Sept. 22, 2021: Professor Olawuyi calls for regular transparent disclosure of financial information by oil and gas regulators (Tribune Newspaper; Guardian; The Nation)
Sept 09, 2021: Gold, Copper, Other Precious Metals’ Development Can Turn Around Nigeria’s Economy- Professor Olawuyi, SAN (Tribune;
September 09, 2021: In an interview with Global Finance Magazine, New York, Professor Olawuyi comments on Shell's Divestment of its oil and gas assets in Nigeria
August 15: New Publication Alert: Professor Olawuyi unveils new book, Climate Change Law and Policy in the Middle East and North Africa Region (Routledge)
August 07: Southwest Can Compete Globally If Its Mineral Resources Are Developed ― NEITI Board Member, Prof Damilola Olawuyi, SAN (Tribune Newspaper; Vanguard Newspaper)
July 23: Professor Olawuyi has been appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as a member of the Governing Board of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) (The Nation; Nigerian Tribune; Nigeria Lawyer News; Vanguard News; Daily Post; The Cable; Guardian News)
June 11: Twitter ban will enhance misinformation, says Professor Olawuyi, SAN (Guardian Newspaper; The Nation; Nigerian Tribune)
May 06, 2021: Prof. Olawuyi has called for a reform of legal education in Nigeria (Nigerian Tribune; The Nation; The Sun, The Guardian News; Nigerian Lawyer News)
April 26: Prof. Olawuyi has edited a Special Issue on "Extractive Industries in the Middle East and North Africa Region," and is now available in the Extractive Industries and Society Journal (Elsevier)
March 27: Professor Olawuyi participated as a speaker at the first biennial symposium of the Institute for Global Understanding at Monmouth University. He spoke on "The Search for Energy Justice in the Global South." See full transcript here.
March 09: Prof. Olawuyi has been appointed as co-Chairman of the NBA Committee on Legal Education (Premium Times; Nation News)
January 20: New Year, New Book: Professor Olawuyi unveils new book, Local Content and Sustainable Development in Global Energy Markets published by Cambridge University Press (The Nation Newspaper; Nigerian Lawyers News)
December 19, 2020: Professor Olawuyi is honored by his hometown, Igbajo, Osun State of Nigeria on his elevation to the Inner Bar (Nigerian Tribune, The Nation News; Nigerian Lawyers; The Sun; Watch Video)
December 09: Professor Olawuyi has received the 2020 Innovative Law Teaching Award, by LexisNexis Middle East & North Africa, at the annual Qatar Business Law Awards (Gulf Times; Qatar Peninsula News)
November 20: Prof. Olawuyi has received the Fellowship of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators at the 2020 Annual Investiture and Awards Ceremony.
November 20: Professor Olawuyi addressed the 67th Ordinary Session of the African Commission, in the 'Panel on the Extractive Industries and Illicit Financial Flows from Africa' More information here (ISHR News)
November 14: Congratulations to Professor Olawuyi on his well deserved elevation to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (Queen's Counsel eqv.) (NigeriaLawyers News; Nations News; Gazelle News; Boss Newspaper)
October 14: Prof. Olawuyi will deliver a talk on addressing mining conflicts in Africa, at a webinar organized by the International Bar Association and the University of Dundee, UK. More information here
October 13: Prof. Olawuyi has called for the urgent development of a national policy on arbitration in Nigeria (The Nation Newspaper, Nigerian Lawyers News)
September 25, 2020: Prof. Olawuyi has been appointed as an Independent Expert on the African Commission's Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights ( The Nation Newspaper; Nigerian Lawyer News; Punch Newspaper)
September 09, 2020: Prof. Damilola S. Olawuyi chairs expert panel on Racism, Sustainability and the Law, organized by HBKU Law School, Qatar. See full video here
August 17: Prof. Olawuyi delivers keynote lecture at the American Society of International Law (Africa Interest Group ) Webinar, on The Role of Africa in Addressing Remote Work post-COVID-19: The UN's Sustainable Development Goal of Economic Growth
August 16: Prof. Olawuyi calls for greater accountability, transparency and competitiveness in the Nigerian national oil company, NNPC (The Guardian Newspaper)
July 23: COVID-19: Economic recovery plans must be underpinned by SDGs – says Professor Olawuyi (Vanguard News; Guardian News; Punch Newspaper; The Nation; EnviroNews, NigeriaLawyer News)
July 22: Prof. Olawuyi to speak on Decommissioning of Oil and Gas Installations at a session organized by the University of Dundee's Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy
July 07: Listen to Prof. Olawuyi's insightful discussion on Breaking Systemic Racism Through Shaping Law and Society
July 06: Prof. Olawuyi has called on the Nigerian government to investigate and address the importation of ultra-dirty 'refined' fuels to Nigeria. (Guardian Newspaper)
July 05: Don’t rejoice yet over $2.8b AKK Gas Pipeline Project’ -Socio-political challenges, climate change may undermine project, says Prof. Olawuyi (Guardian Newspaper)
June 30: 'We must address how our legal systems prepare for pandemics', says Professor Olawuyi (Guardian Newspaper)
June 25: Prof. Olawuyi will speak at the International Bar Association's Webinar on "Energy Justice and Energy Law". Register here
June 11: On World Environment Day, Prof. Olawuyi called for comprehensive and sustained action on environmental infection control (Punch Newspaper)
June 04: Professor Olawuyi discusses the role of Islamic ADR in the Post-COVID-19 Legal Order (Modern Diplomacy EU; Gulf Times, Qatar Tribune, MENA FN)
May 22: Professor Olawuyi discusses how African extractive industries can play active roles in the global energy transitions at the African Energy Transitions Conference organized by Extractives Hub, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
May 15: Professor Olawuyi interviewed by the Green Institute, on the role of extractive industries in sustainable development post-COVID19. Full interview is available here
May 14: COVID-19: Lawyers And The Judiciary Must Be Equipped To Handle The Impending Tsunami Of Cases, Says Professor Olawuyi (Guardian Newspaper, Vanguard Newspaper, The Nation, Independent News; NigeriaLawyers News)
May 8: Professor Olawuyi joins other eminent speakers to reflect on required innovation in law practice Post-COVID 19 (NigeriaLawyers News)
May 1: Professor Olawuyi's book chapter titled, Energy Poverty in the MENA Region: Divergent Tales and Future Prospects, has been published in the new book Energy Law and Energy Justice (Oxford University Press, 2020)
Professor Olawuyi's latest article on Water-Energy-Food Nexus has been published in the 4th Edition of Environmental Law and Policy (Toronto: Emond Publisher)
March 31, 2020: President Buhari’s COVID-19 Regulation Aligns With International Best Practices On Infectious Disease Control, Says Professor Olawuyi (The Nation Newspaper, NigeriaLawyers News, Daily Independent Newspaper, This Day Newspaper, )
March 30, 2020: In 2014, during the Ebola Crisis, I published an article titled "An Evaluation of Nigeria’s Legal Framework for Environmental Infection Control" and is available here: 4 (1) UNIV. OF IBADAN LAW JOURNAL.
March 04, 2020: Prof. Olawuyi's latest article explores the important role of natural gas in the global energy transition. The article is titled "Can MENA extractive industries support the global energy transition? Current opportunities and future directions", and is now available in the Extractive Industries and Society Journal (Elsevier)
February 24, 2020: Prof. Olawuyi's book chapter titled, "Local Content Policies and Their Implications for International Investment Law" has been published in the Handbook of International Investment Law & Policy (Springer, 2020).
January 29, 2020: Professor Olawuyi delivers public lecture at Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada on the topic The Search for Energy Justice and Sustainable Development in the Global South
January 02, 2020: New Year New Book: Professor Olawuyi releases new co-edited book on Negotiating Enforceable Joint Operating Agreements in Civil Law Jurisdictions (Kluwer, 2020)