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Dr Edwin Egede

Dr Edwin Egede

Reader in International Law & International Relations

School of Law and Politics

Email:
egedee@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4237
Location:
1.09, 32 Park Place, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3BS
Media commentator

My research interests include:

  • International Law and International Relations
  • International Organisations
  • Ocean Law, Governance and Politics
  • Boundary Delimitation, especially Maritime Delimitation, and Global Politics
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Regulation of the Control and Use of Natural Resources, especially in Global Commons
  • Constitutionalism and Democracy in Africa.

I am interested in supervising research projects in any of my research interests.

Background information

  • Programme Director, Politics, Cardiff School of European Languages, Translation and Politics (2010 to 2013)
  • Convenor, Msc International Relations Programme, Cardiff School of European Languages, Translation and Politics(2008 to 2010)
  • An International lawyer engaged in interdisciplinary teaching and research in International Law and International Relations
  • Lectured on International Law and Human Rights & Civil Liberties both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)(September 2009 to date)
  • Won prestigious United Nations/ United Nations Institute for Training and Research Fellowship in international Law and attended courses at the renowned Hague Academy of International Law (July 2000)
  • A Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria
  • An Ordained Minister in His Church

Memberships

  • International Law Association (British Branch)
  • Academic Council on the United Nations Systems(ACUNS)
  • Association of Attendees and Alumni of the Hague Academy of International Law (AAA)
  • Nigerian Society of International Law (NSIL)
  • Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)

Confrences/Courses attended

  • International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO)/International Association of Geodesy (IAG) Advisory Board on the Law of the Sea(ABLOS) Conference 2010, Monaco (October 2010)
  • African Studies Association of the UK(ASAUK) 2010 Conference, Oxford University(September 2010)
  • Academic Council on the United Nations System(ACUNS) 2010 Conference, Vienna, Austria(June 2010)
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association(SLSA) 2010 Annual Conference(March 2010)
  • Effective International Dispute Settlement for Public and Private Actors, World Legal Forum, The Hague, Netherlands(December 2007)
  • Third J.H.W. Verzijl Memorial Symposium – Stability and Change in the Law of the Sea: Selected Issues, Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands. (December 2004)
  • UN/UNITAR fellowship programme in International Law, the Hague, Netherlands. (July/August 2000)
  • Summer Course on Private and Public International Law, Hague Academy on International Law, the Hague, Netherlands. (July/August 2000)

Papers presented

  • Paper on: Are there commonalities between the European Union and African Union Approaches to the Definition of Terrorism? Presented at a Public Lecture of the European Governance, Identity & Public Policy Research Unit, Cardiff University School of European Studies(June 2011)
  • Paper on: Compliance with Article 76 of the Law of the Sea Convention (LOSC) 1982: A Burden for Developing States? – An African Perspective, presented at the 6th International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO)/International Association of Geodesy (IAG) Advisory Board on the Law of the Sea(ABLOS) Conference 2010, Monaco (October 2010)
  • Paper on: the Right to the Enjoyment of the Common Heritage of Mankind under the African Charter: Legal Right or Political Rhetoric?, presented at the African Studies Association of the UK(ASAUK) 2010 Conference, Oxford University.(September 2010)
  • Paper on: International Straits, Compulsory Pilotage and the Protection of the Marine Environment, presented at the Sixth International Colloquium of the Institute for International Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University (September 2010)
  • Paper on the Common Heritage of Mankind of Global Commons and Ownership under African Native Land Tenure System: Are there parallels?, presented at the Socio-Legal Studies Association(SLSA) 2010 Annual Conference(March 2010)
  • Paper on World Organisations and International Law, presented at the Cardiff United Nations Association (February 2009)
  • Paper on the United Nations and Terrorism, presented at the Cardiff University Model United Nations Conference held at the Welsh Assembly (April 2008)
  • Paper on the Fundamental Right to a Clean Environment in the Niger Delta of Nigeria, presented at the Faculty Seminar, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Nigeria(February 2001)
  • Paper on the Relationship between International Human Rights Treaties and Nigerian Law, presented at the United Nations/ United Nations Institute for Training and Research(UN/UNITAR) International Law programme at the Peace Palace, the Hague Netherlands(July 2000)

Other scholarly and professional activities

  • Refereed grant proposal for the Marsden Fund (administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand), a Fund established by the government of New Zealand to fund excellent fundamental research
  • Alternate member of the International Law Association (ILA) international research Committee on Baselines under the International Law of the Sea (May 2011 to date)
  • Affiliated Research Member of the Cardiff University Research Institute for Sustainable Places (November 2010 to date)
  • Member of the Welsh Centre of International Affairs(WCIA) Legal Affairs Committee(August 2010 to date)
  • Member of the Executive of Cardiff United Nations Association; (May 2009 to date)
  • Member of the editorial board of the Nigerian Journal of Contemporary Law (1998 to 2001)

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  • Public International Law (postgraduate)
  • Global International Organisations in World Politics (undergraduate)
  • International Law in a Changing World (undergraduate)
  • Introduction to International Relations (undergraduate)

I have supervised/co-supervised various Phd and Masters dissertation topics covering various of areas in international law and international relations, such as humanitarian intervention; responsibility to protect; the use of force under international law; united nations reforms; resource conflicts; e-waste and the right to a clean environment in Africa; attitude of the USA and China to Economic and Social Rights.