Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, a human rights lawyer, clocked a year older today, 12th June, 2019. Sir, as you add one more year to your life, we wish you nothing other than the best of heaven’s keep.
The management and entire staff of TheNigerialawyer (TNL) say a happy fruitful happy to this rare gem that has made an unforgettable print in the sands of time.
Chidi Anselm Odinkalu born (June 12, 1968) is a Nigerian human rights activist, lawyer, professor and writer. He was the former Chairman of Nigeria’s National Human Rights Commission (Nigeria) and currently the senior team manager for the Africa Program of Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI).
He has worked as an advisor for the Ford Foundation New York, World Bank, African Union, International Council for Human Rights Policy, Geneva; and many others. In 2018, he coauthored a book titled Too Good to Die with Ayisha Osori. He is widely published on diverse subjects of international law, international economic and human rights law, public policy, and political economy affecting African countries.
Odinkalu has extensive networks across Africa built up over several years of working for human rights and social justice on the continent. He is associated with several non-governmental and academic institutions within and outside of Africa.
Among other affiliations, Odinkalu is a member of the Human Rights Advisory Council of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, of the Boards of the Fund for Global Human Rights and of the International Refugee Rights Initiative.
He is also the founder of the Section on Public Interest and Development Law (SPIDEL) at the Nigerian Bar and member of the Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association.