Babafemi Akinrinade



Babafemi Akinrinade joined Fairhaven as Assistant Professor of Human Rights from the University of Chicago's Human Rights Program and Center for International Studies where he was a post-doctoral instructor for two years. Babafemi Akinrinade holds the LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees in International Human Rights Law of the University of Notre Dame Law School, as well as the LL.B. and LL.M. degrees of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He was a fellow at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Notre Dame Law School (2005-2006) and from 2003 - 2004, he was the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow (and co-Instructor) for the Sawyer Seminar on Comparative Truth and Reconciliation Process at the Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University Law School, Chicago. He was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1988, and between 1992 and 2002, he was a Lecturer in Law at the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (1992-2002). His research interests include state collapse and human rights, transitional justice, international humanitarian law, and the political, security and socio-economic relations of African States. Interest Areas International Law, International Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, The Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Atrocities, Transitional Justice, Africa. Research & Publications The Holocaust: Framework for Responding to Genocide and Mass Atrocities, in Charlotte Schallié, Helga Torson, and Andrea Van Noord, eds., After the Holocaust: Human Rights and Genocide Education in the Approaching Post-Witness Era (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada: University of Regina Press, 2020) Nigeria, in Fulvio Maria Palombino, ed., Duelling for Supremacy: International Law vs National Fundamental Principles (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2019) Judging the Impossible: Kapos and Justice after the Holocaust, Reflections: Auschwitz Jewish Center Annual Alumni Journal (Winter 2017) Democratizing International Law-Making, in Olufemi Elias, and Charles Jalloh, eds., Shielding Humanity: Essays in International Law in Honor of Judge Abdul G. Koroma, (Utrecht, The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Brill, 2014). Nigeria, in Dinah Shelton, ed., International Law And Domestic Legal Systems: Incorporation, Transformation And Persuasion (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2011) Human Rights & State Collapse in Africa, Utrecht, The Netherlands: Eleven International Pub.; Portland, OR: International Specialized Book Services, 2009.