Oche Onazi

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Bio

Biography

I joined Dundee Law School in January 2011. I hold degrees from the University of Edinburgh (PhD), the University of Warwick (LLM in Law in Development) and the University of Jos-Nigeria (LLB).  I am also a qualified – but non-practising – Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Research

My research covers the theoretical study of law from the critical perspectives of other disciplines, such as sociology, politics and philosophy. Following on from this approach, my research looks at the relationship between law and development, the interface between human rights and development, community and participatory approaches to development and moral-philosophical approaches to poverty and development. Finally, my research considers the interface between law, human rights and development and also the relationship between human rights and global justice from critical and moral-philosophical perspectives.  I have published on various aspects of these topics, including a monograph Human Rights from Community published by the Edinburgh University Press in 2013, in their Global Justice and Human Rights book series.

I am currently a recipient of an Early Career Fellowship (2015-16) from the Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) to work on a monograph that aims to develop an African legal theory of disability justice.

Teaching

Justice, Law and Human Rights (LLB); Public Law II: Controls on Power (LLB); Global Human Rights: Traditions and Inspirations (LLM)

Publications

Onazi, O 2016,

'[Disability] justice dictated by the surfeit of love: Simone Weil in Nigeria' Law and Critique, vol 28, no. 1. DOI:
10.1007/s10978-016-9191-2

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Onazi, O 2016,

'An African Legal Philosophy of Disability Justice: Between Discovery and Recognition ' vol Discovery & Recognition, no. X, pp. 33-38.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Onazi, O 2015,

What does citizenship require of Africans, or what do Africans require of citizenship? in B De Sousa Santos & T Cunha (eds), International Colloquium Epistemologies of the South: : South-South, South-North and North-South Global Learnings – Proceedings. 1 edn, vol. 4, Centro de Estudos Sociais, Coimbra , pp. 267-283 .

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Onazi, O (ed.) 2014,

African legal theory and contemporary problems: critical essays. Ius Gentium: comparative perspectives on law and justice, vol. 29, 2014 edn, Springer Netherlands, Netherlands. DOI:
10.1007/978-94-007-7537-4

Research output: Book Anthology



Onazi, O 2014,

Introduction. in O Onazi (ed.), African legal theory and contemporary problems: critical essays . 2014 edn, Ius Gentium: comparative perspectives on law and justice, vol. 29, Springer Netherlands, Netherlands , pp. 1-13. DOI:
10.1007/978-94-007-7537-4

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Onazi, O 2014,

Before rights and responsibilities: an African ethos of citizenship. in O Onazi (ed.), African legal theory and contemporary problems: critical essays . 2014 edn, Ius Gentium: comparative perspectives on law and justice, vol. 29, Springer Netherlands, Netherlands, pp. 153-172. DOI:
10.1007/978-94-007-7537-4

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Onazi, O 2014,

Legal empowerment of the poor: does political participation matter? . in O Onazi (ed.), African legal theory and contemporary problems: critical essays. 2014 edn, Ius Gentium: comparative perspectives on law and justice, vol. 29, Springer Netherlands, Netherlands, pp. 221-240. DOI:
10.1007/978-94-007-7537-4_11

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Onazi, O 2013,

Human rights from community: a rights-based approach to development. Studies in Global Justice and Human Rights , Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh .

Research output: Book Anthology



Onazi, O 2013,

Access to essential environmental technologies and poor communities: why human rights should be prioritized. in AEL Brown (ed.), Environmental technologies, intellectual property and climate change: accessing, obtaining and protecting. Elgar Law, Technology and Society Series, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 181-197.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Onazi, O 2013,

What's love got to do with development? in M Del Mar & C Michelon (eds), The anxiety of the jurist : legality, exchange and judgement. Edinburgh/Glasgow Law and Society Series, Ashgate, Farnham.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Onazi, O 2012,

'Legal empowerment of the poor: does political participation matter?' Journal Jurisprudence, vol 14, pp. 201-223.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Bustamante, T & Onazi, O (eds) 2012,

Global harmony and the rule of law: proceedings of the 24th World Congress of the International Association of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Beijing 2009. Archiv für rechts- und sozialphilosophie (ARSP), vol. 130, vol. 1, Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart.

Research output: Book Anthology



Bustamante, T & Onazi, O (eds) 2012,

Human rights, language and law: proceedings of the 24th World Congress of the International Association of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Beijing 2009. Archiv für rechts- und sozialphilosophie (ARSP), vol. 131, vol. 2, Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuggart.

Research output: Book Anthology



Onazi, O 2009,

'Towards a subaltern theory of human rights' Global Jurist, vol 9, no. 2, 8. DOI:
10.2202/1934-2640.1307

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Onazi, O 2009,

'Good governance and the marketization of human rights: a critique of the neoliberal normative approach' Law, Social Justice and Global Development, no. 2 (14), pp. 1-19.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Del Mar, M & Onazi, O 2008,

'The moral quality of work in international economic institutions: resisting complacency' International Journal of Law in Context, vol 4, no. 4, pp. 337-372. DOI:
10.1017/S1744552309004030

Research output: Contribution To Journal