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December, 2020


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;  Watch Video)

November, 2020

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 NewsBoss Newspaper)


October 2020

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 2020


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 2020

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 2020


July 23:  COVID-19: Economic recovery plans must be underpinned by SDGs – says Professor Olawuyi (Vanguard News; Guardian News; Punch Newspaper; The NationEnviroNews, 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 2020

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 2020


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 NewspaperThe NationIndependent 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) 

April 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 2020

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 2020

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 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)


December 2019

December 1, 2019:  Professor Olawuyi's latest article explores Sustainable Development and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Legal Challenges and Emerging Solutions and has been published in the Journal of Environmental Science and Policy (Elsevier)

November 2019


November 14, 2019: Prof. Olawuyi releases article on Managing Regional Energy Security in an Era of Misinformation 


October 2019


23 October 2019, “What is a War Crime?” Professor Olawuyi interviews with Al Jazeera News (Doha, Qatar) 


October 10, 2019: Professor Olawuyi to deliver keynote lecture on International Law and Nigeria’s $ 9.6 Billion Judgement Debt in the United Kingdom, at the 2019 Nigerian Branch of the International Law Association Workshop.  For workshop background, see interview with Guardian Newspaper)

September 2019

September 22, 2019: Professor Olawuyi calls for transparency in refinery maintenance and management (Guardian Newspaper) 

September 21, 2019: "Border Closure May Hinder Legitimate Businesses – Olawuyi" (Guardian Newspaper)

September 3, 2019:  Interview with Professor Olawuyi: Dissecting Nigeria’s investment interest with Saudi Arabia, Qatar (Guardian Newspaper) 


September 2, 2019: Professor Olawuyi to serve as panelist at the World Meeting of International Law, Hague 

August 2019


August 31, 2019: Professor Olawuyi weighs in on the $9.6 billion United Kingdom (UK) judgment debt against Nigeria. "Experts proffer escape route for Nigeria on $9.6bn judgment debt" (Guardian Newspaper)


August 10, 2019: An excellent review of Extractives Industry Law in Africa by Professor Olawuyi has been published in 

the Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 


July 2019


July 22, 2019: Professor Olawuyi to deliver goodwill message at the Inaugural Law Week of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ikere Ekiti Branch. Full program here


July 01, 2019: Professor Damilola Olawuyi is inviting submissions for a Special Issue of the Extractives Industry and Society Journal (Elsevier) 


June 2019


June 17, 2019: Professor Olawuyi had an interview session with the Global General Counsel of ExxonMobil, Mr. Randall Ebner, during the 2019 Symposium on Global Markets, organized by the Center for American and International Law (CAIL) in Plano, Texas, United States. See Photos


May 2019


May 21, 2019: Professor Olawuyi chaired a policy dialogue on environmental risk management in Nigeria, at the Protea Kuramo Beach Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. (Guardian NewsEnviro News). A comprehensive policy report was launched at the event. The report is available here.


May 10, 2019:  Professor Olawuyi, who is currently a Herbert Smith Freehills Visiting Professor at Cambridge Law Faculty, delivered a public lecture titled, Sovereign Wealth Funds and International Law, at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge. An audio recording of the lecture is available here


May 02, 2019:  Professor Olawuyi served as roundtable chair at the Electricity Market Design Workshop held in Capetown, South Africa. A video highlight of the event is available here 


April 2019


April 21, 2019: Professor Olawuyi discusses how Nigeria should address the fuel subsidy issue (Daily Trust Newspaper, April 21, 2019) 


April 14, 2019: Professor Olawuyi speaks at Georgetown University, Doha, Qatar at the Experts Workshop themed Re-Imagining Regional Security in the Middle East


March 2019


March 05, 2019: Interview with Professor Olawuyi, 'International law emphasizes the need for consent of communities that may be affected by activity or project' (Guardian Newspaper)


February 2019


February 06, 2019: Professor Olawuyi comments on uncertainties in Nigeria's oil sector (Guardian Newspaper)


January 2019


January 27, 2019: Oil Block Renewal in Nigeria: There Is Need For Due Process and Transparency, Olawuyi Insists (Guardian Newspaper; Info Trust)


January 14, 2019: Professor Olawuyi comments on subsidy reform in Nigeria ( Daily Trust Newspaper)


January 6, 2019: Professor Olawuyi comments on low oil prices and the future of OPEC (Guardian Newspaper, All Africa News)



December 2018


December 17, 2018: Professor Olawuyi to deliver a public lecture on Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Sustainable Development at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


PUBLICATION UPDATE: The paperback edition of The Human Rights Based Approach to Carbon Finance (Cambridge University Press) is now available.


December 5, 2018: Professor Olawuyi comments on Qatar's exit from OPEC (Guardian Newspaper)


November 2018


November 29, 2018: Professor Olawuyi leads stakeholder workshop in Abuja, Nigeria on Environmental Standards in Nigeria's Oil Sector (Guardian Newspaper, Vanguard, Punch, Enviro News)


November 21, 2018: Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi has been elected Vice Chair of the International Law Association. 


(November 4-5, 2018) Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi will serve as Chair of the 2018 Middle East Environmental Law Scholars' Conference

More information about the conference is available here


Professor Olawuyi has been appointed to serve on the Board of the Gulf Legal Advisor, Lexis Nexis Middle East.


October 2018


NEW PUBLICATION:  Professor Olawuyi is pleased to announce the publication of his latest book: Extractives Industry Law in Africa (Springer, 2018), the first text to deal exclusively with the underpinning legal and governance regimes on extractive investments in Africa.


September 2018


INTERVIEW: 'Global Pact Will Boost International Environmental Governance' Olawuyi (Guardian Newspaper, September 25, 2018). Also published in Nigerian Lawyers and All Africa News


GLOBAL PACT: In a study led by Columbia University, eminent scholars of environmental law and thought leaders, including Professor Olawuyi, have reviewed the promise and potential of the Global Pact for Environment. See here 


July 2018
Professor Olawuyi bags Cambridge University's Herbert Smith Freehills Visiting Professorship (Peninsula Newspaper; Gulf Times; Nigerian Lawyers)
May 2018
Professor Olawuyi bags IAS Vanguard Fellowship at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Information here
Feb. 2018
NEW VOLUME: Professor Olawuyi has served as Guest Editor in Chief of the Global Journal of Comparative Law (Brill) for a special issue on Building an Inclusive Global Rule of Law for the Environment. Published articles are available here

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