Obiora C. Okafor

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

4700 Keele Street

Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3

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1.

Newness, Imperialism, and International Legal Reform in Our Time: A Twail Perspective

Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 43, pp. 171-191, 2005
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Obiora C. Okafor
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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The Status and Effect of the Right to Development in Contemporary International Law: Towards a South-North 'Entente'

African Journal of International and Comparative Law , Vol. 7, pp. 865-885
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 25 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2010
Obiora C. Okafor
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Re-Configuring Non-Refoulement? The Suresh Decision, 'Security Relativism', and the International Human Rights Imperative

International Journal of Refugee Law, pp. 30-67, 2003
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Obiora C. Okafor and Pius Okoronkwo
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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The African System on Human and Peoples' Rights, Quasi-Constructivism, and the Possibility of Peacebuilding within African States

International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 1-38, 2004
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Obiora C. Okafor
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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The United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment: How it is Still Better to Light a Candle than to Curse the Darkness?

Otago Law Review, Vol. 9, pp. 399-433, 1998
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Peter T. Burns and Obiora C. Okafor
University of British Columbia (UBC), Faculty of Law and York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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The Global Process of Legitimation and the Legitimacy of Global Governance

Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law , Vol. 14, pp. 117-140
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 25 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2010
Obiora C. Okafor
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Poverty, Agency and Resistance in the Future of International Law: An African Perspective

Third World Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 5, pp. 799-814, 2006
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Obiora C. Okafor
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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International Law, African Peoples, Poverty

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Assessing Baxi’s Thesis on the Emergence of a Trade-Related Market-Friendly Human Rights Paradigm: Recent Evidence from Nigerian Labour-Led Struggles

Law, Social Justice and Global Development, No. 1, 2007
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Obiora C. Okafor
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Baxi, Bretton Woods Institutions, Human Rights, Neoliberal Socio-Economic Reforms, Nigerian Labour Movements, Resistance

Re-Imagining International Human Rights Education in Our Time: Beyond Three Constitutive Orthodoxies

Leiden Journal of International Law, Vol. 14, pp. 563-590, 2001
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 24 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2015
Obiora C. Okafor and Shedrack C. Agbakwa
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and Independent
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Re-Imagining International Human Rights Education in Our Time: Beyond Three Constitutive Orthodoxies

Leiden Journal of International Law, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 563-590, 2001
Posted: 07 Jan 2005
Obiora C. Okafor and Shedrack C. Agbakwa
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and Independent

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International human rights education, Third World, Orthodoxies

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The Concept of Legitimate Governance in the Contemporary International Legal System

XLIV Netherlands International Law Review, pp. 33-60, 1997
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Obiora C. Okafor
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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The Third World, International Law, and the 'Post-9/11 Era': An Introduction

Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 43, pp. 1-5, 2005
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Obiora C. Okafor
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Re-Conceiving 'Third World' Legitimate Governance Struggles In Our Time: Emergent Imperatives for Rights Activism

Buffalo Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 6, pp. 1-38, 2000
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Obiora C. Okafor
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Group Rights Under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights: Concept, Praxis and Prospects

THE AFRICAN REGIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS SYSTEM: 30 YEARS AFTER THE AFRICAN CHARTER ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES' RIGHTS, Manisuli Ssenyonjo, ed, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 22 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2015
Basil E. Ugochukwu, Opeoluwa Badaru and Obiora C. Okafor
Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Critical Research Laboratory in Law and Society, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University and York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Have the Norms and Jurisprudence of the African Human Rights System Been Pro-Poor?

African Human Rights Law Journal, Vol.11, No. 2, p. 396, 2011
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 27 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2015
Obiora C. Okafor and Basil E. Ugochukwu
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
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Students' Union Courts as Arbitral Tribunals in Nigerian Law:The Case of the University of Nigeria

Australian Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol. 8, pp. 19-26
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 25 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2010
Obiora C. Okafor
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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'Righting', Restructuring, and Rejuvenating The Postcolonial African State: The Case For The Establishment of an AU Special Commission On National Minorities

African Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 13, pp. 43-64, 2005
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Obiora C. Okafor
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Inventing Legal Combat: Pro-Poor 'Struggles' in the Human Rights Jurisprudence of the Nigerian Appellate Courts, 1999-2011

African Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 7, p. 429, 2014, Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 42/2016
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 09 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 17 May 2016
Obiora C. Okafor and Basil E. Ugochukwu
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
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Appellate Courts, Human Rights, Jurisprudence, Nigeria, Struggle

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Modest Harvests: On the Significant (But Limited) Impact of Human Rights NGOs on Legislative and Executive Behaviour in Nigeria

The Journal of African Law, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 23-49, 2004
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Obiora C. Okafor
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Receiving the Headian Legacy: International Lawyers, South-to-North Resource Transfers, and the Challenge of International Development

Canadian Yearbook of International Law, pp. 425-436, 2005
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 24 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2010
Obiora C. Okafor
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Convention Refugeehood, Early Warning Signs, and the Structural Crisis of Legitimate Statehood in Contemporary Nigeria

Buffalo Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 9, pp. 1-24, 2003
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Obiora C. Okafor
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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The Fundamental Right to a Passport Under Nigerian Law: An Integrated Viewpoint

Journal of African Law, Vol. 40, pp. 53-61
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 25 Mar 2010
Obiora C. Okafor
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Praxis and the International (Human Rights) Law Scholar: Towards the Intensification of TWAILian Dramaturgy

Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 64/2017
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 25 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2017
Obiora C. Okafor
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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TWAIL; International Law; Praxis; Scholars; Human rights

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Poverty in the Human Rights Jurisprudence of the Nigerian Appellate Courts (1999-2011)

Journal of African Law, Vol. 60, No. 2, p. 1, 2016
Posted: 09 Apr 2016
Obiora C. Okafor and Basil E. Ugochukwu
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

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Poverty, Nigeria, human rights, jurisprudence, appellate courts

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The Third World and International Order: Law, Politics and Globalization

THE THIRD WORLD AND INTERNATIONAL ORDER: LAW, POLITICS AND GLOBALIZATION, Antony Anghie, Bhupinder Chimni, Karin Mickelson & Obiora Okafor, eds., Brill Academic Publishers, 2004
Posted: 09 Jul 2011
Karin Mickelson, Antony Anghie, Obiora C. Okafor and B. S. Chimni
UBC Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law, York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and Jawaharlal Nehru University

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International law, Developing countries, Congresses

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Entitlement, Process, and Legitimacy in the Emergent International Law of Secession

International Journal of Minority and Group Rights, Vol. 9, pp. 41-70, 2002
Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Obiora C. Okafor
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

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Twailing the Bakassi Case: Colonial Logic, Self-Determination, and the Future of International Law

Posted: 25 Jun 2007
Obiora C. Okafor
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

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On Legalism, Popular Agency and Voices of Suffering: The Nigerian National Human Rights Commission in Context

Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 662-720, 2002
Posted: 06 Jan 2005
Obiora C. Okafor and Shedrack C. Agbakwa
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and Independent

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National Human Rights Commission, NGOs, Human Rights