The Value of International Criminal Justice — Particularly the ICC — to Africa’s Quest for Economic Development By Chile Eboe-OsujiJudge of the International Criminal Court (ICC)The Hague, NetherlandsGuest Speaker's Speech
The 2016 Founders’ Day Lecture took place on Monday 18th April 2016 at the Professor Ayo Ajomo Auditorium, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), Unilag Campus, Yaba, Lagos State. Dignitaries present at the occasion included the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Mahmud Mohammed, GCON (ably represented by Justice Clara Ogunbiyi); the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN (ably represented by the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary of the Federation, Mr. Taiwo Abidogun; a former Minister for External Affairs, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, the Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun; Two former Directors general of the Institute, Profs M.A. Ajomo and D.A Guobadia were also in attendance. Hon. Justice Oguntade, CFR, J.S.C. (Rtd) chaired the event.
A graduate intern at the Abuja Office of the Institute Ms Olufunto Akinterinwa was on March 23, 2016, selected as one of the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows and will therefore be representing Nigeria.
The daughter of Professor and Mrs. Bola A. Akinterinwa, Olufunto had her secondary school education at Queens College, Yaba, Lagos. She read Law at the University of Abuja and also attended the Nigerian Law School for the professional qualification, Barrister at Law. She is the Author of a novel, Stranded on Foreign Soil (Ibadan - Bolytag International Publishers, 2011, 113 pp.) She also authored Activities of the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora under the Chairmanship of Honorable Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) is a foremost institution of higher education for legal practitioners in Nigeria. In fulfillment of its mandate of advancing legal education and promoting new knowledge in the legal field, the Institute has established an Annual Academic Staff Essay Competition especially for the upcoming researchers.
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