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Oche Onazi

Oche Onazi

Oche Onazi

University of Dundee

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Dundee

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United Kingdom

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Biography

Oche Onazi joined Dundee Law School in January 2011. He holds a PhD from the School of Law, University of Edinburgh, where his thesis offered a theory of community applicable to human rights approaches to Third World development. Oche was supervised by Professor Zenon Bankowski and Professor Neil Walker at the University of Edinburgh. During his time at Edinburgh, Oche was a Tutor on the Jurisprudence course. He holds a Master of Laws (LLM) Degree from the University of Warwick, specialising in Law in Development. Oche also holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from the University of Jos, and he is a qualified - but non-practising - Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Research

Oche's research interests cover the following areas:

Legal Theory: the critical study of law, especially from the critical perspectives of other disciplines, such as sociology, politics and philosophy, the study of law in the context of social, economic, cultural and historical forces. Oche's research interests also cover African jurisprudence, legal theory and philosophy of law.

Development: the meaning of development, alternatives to development, community and participatory approaches to development, moral-philosophical approaches to third world poverty and development, the nature and role of law in development, and also the interface between human rights and development.

Human Rights: theories and philosophies of human rights, the interface between the concept of community and human rights, global justice and human rights, and also third world (particularly African) approaches to human rights.

Teaching

Public Law

English Law of Tort (Advanced)

Global Human Rights

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