HRDA Alumni News


    On 8 December 2019, following an Alumni Symposium held at the University of Pretoria's Future Africa Campus, the Centre for

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    This publication commemorates 18 years of the Master’s programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (HRDA). It gives a

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  • On 9 December 2011, the Alumni Association welcomes 30 new members who will be awarded the LLM in Human Rights

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  • Issues of the Alumni Newsletter provide more comprehensive reports on various engagements of alumni in the field. Righting Wrongs: Alumni Newsletter

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  • The Centre for Human Rights has learned with alarm of the arrest and continued detention of a prominent Swazi human

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theophilus michael odaudu

Country / Where did you grow up:
Abuja, Nigeria

Academic qualifications:
LLB University of Abuja 2010.
BL Nigerian Law School 2011
LLM University of Ibadan, Nigeria 2015

I had my one year mandatory national service at the National Human Rights Commission, Abuja, from November 2011 to November 2012. In 2013, I was employed as Legal Officer with Kogi State Ministry of Justice; I also volunteer for some NGOs like Cedar Seed Foundation, an organisation fighting for policy reforms and inclusion of persons with disabilities in the society. In 2016, I participated in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders; where I studied Public Management at the Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, New York.

Academic fields of interest:
Human rights, public policy, and legislative practice and procedure.

Position prior to the programme:
Principal Legal Officer.



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