Barrister Ayodele Akenroye, Ph.D. ('17)

Lawyer and Consultant, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Canada

Barrister Ayodele Akenroye earned his first law degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and his Master of Laws from the University of Manitoba, Canada. Currently a Consultant with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), he has served as Deputy Chief Commissioner, Residential Tenancies Commission, Government of Manitoba, Canada and as an Adjunct Professor in the Masters in Development Practice Program of the University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dr. Akenroye has worked in the past with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, Canada and the International Peace Institute (IPI), New York, USA in various capacities on issues of human rights, peace and security, and international development matters. He has published with the Journal of International Peacekeeping, Oxford University Press and United Nations University on issues of peace and security and International Law. His main research focus is on African peace and security, theory of international criminal justice, international peacekeeping, transitional justice, and human security. He is a qualified lawyer in Nigeria and Canada (Manitoba and Ontario). He is expecting a Ph.D. in International Criminal Law at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

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