Eki Omorogbe

Eki OmorogbeLecturer

Email: eki.omorogbe@le.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)116 223 1048

Personal details

LLB (Warwick), BL (Nigeria), LLM (London), PhD (Kent)

Before joining Leicester in August 2007, I taught Law at the University of Kent. I have also worked in the City of London in commercial insurance, and have practised Law in Nigeria. I am founder and co-chair of the International Law and Policy in Africa Network (ILPAN), and a member of the African Union Law Research Network, and the African Expert Group on International Criminal Justice.

I have spearheaded two collaborative on-going research projects for ILPAN members. These are:

  • ‘The Crisis of International Criminal Law in Africa’. The conference for this project was held jointly at the Universities of Johannesburg and Leicester on 7 November 2017 and funded by the Modern Law Review (MLR) as part of its seminar series.
  • ‘Election-Related violence in West Africa’. The workshop for this was held at the University of Johannesburg on 26-27 July 2018 and funded through the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund (QR pot).


My research field is African States and Public International Law. My area is peace and security. I am concerned with re-examining the principle of non-intervention in African states by considering international law and

  • Legitimacy of governments, including state constitutions, elections, coups and human rights
  • the use of force
  • intervention in civil conflicts including military humanitarian intervention and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ doctrine
  • the jurisdiction of international criminal courts

The organisations that I have been examining are

  • the United Nations
  • the African Union
  • the International Criminal Court

PhD Supervision

  • A comparative analysis of the application of international law to protect internally displaced persons in Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Somalia and South-Sudan by the African Union, Mohamed Salim
  • The impact of regional organisations on the normative framework of international law governing peace and security: International law revisited?, Stavroula Kalopsidiotou


  • International Law
  • Law of Torts


  • International Law and the Use of Force
  • General Principles of International Law


  • ‘The Crisis of International Criminal Law in Africa: a regional regime in response? (2019) Netherlands International Law Review (forthcoming)
  • ‘The African Union, the Boko Haram crisis and violence against women’ 2017 (2) Ragion Pratica 437-466.  Open access version
  • ‘The African Union and the International Criminal court: What to do with Non-Party Heads of State?’ in H.J. van der Merwe and Gerhard Kemp (eds.) International Criminal Justice in Africa, 2016 (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung/Strathmore University Press, 2017) 37-60
  • ‘The African Union, Responsibility to Protect and the Libyan crisis’ (2012) 59(2) Netherlands International Law Review 141-163.  https://doi.org/10.1017/S0165070X12000150
  • ‘A Club of Incumbents? The African Union and Coups d’État’ (2011) 44 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 123-154.
  • ‘Can the African Union Deliver Peace and Security’ (2011) 16(1) Journal of Conflict and Security Law 35-62.  https://doi.org/10.1093/jcsl/krr001

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