Ademola Abass

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Ademola Abass joined the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) as a Research Fellow in Peace and Security on 1 July 2010. He is also the Head of Security Programme and Research Fellow in Peace and Security and Capacity-Building at UNU-CRIS in Bruges. He is currently on the Board of Trustees at King’s College, London. He was formerly Professor of International Law and Organisation at Brunel University, West London. Educated at the universities of Cambridge, Nottingham, and Lagos, Ademola previously taught at the universities of Reading, Nottingham and the West of England, Bristol. He was a visiting Professor to the European Masters in human rights and democracy at the University of Seville in Spain. Ademola was the African Union's first expert on regional mechanisms and has served as a consultant to several organisations, including the European Commission and many States.

He researches and publishes in International Law fields, particularly the International Criminal Law, collective security, international organisations and peace and security. He is a regular guest speaker at international academic and policy conferences, seminars and workshops, and has given numerous interviews to the BBC, Channel 4 and Al Jazeera on a wide-range of issues. He is a Fellow of Cambridge Commonwealth and a member of the Academic Council on the United Nations System.