“Since my research focuses on Africa, the SSHRC Insight Development Grant provides important resources for traveling and doing fieldwork that will potentially provide meaningful insight into the substantive issues I am undertaking,” Akinkugbe said in a press release. It also welcomed the possibility of publishing the research in open access peer-reviewed journals and distributing it to key groups concerned.
Admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2004, Akinkugbe seeks to use interdisciplinary materials from political science, sociology, international development studies, economics and history to address issues of economic development and questions of law. international economic.
Akinkugbe’s research interests include international economic law, international human rights law, international investment law, development and law, international tribunals and African business law, both in the national, regional or global context. He was director of the International Law Association in Canada, co-editor of the African Journal of International Economic Law, editor of the Nigerian Yearbook of International Law and president of the African International Economic Law Network.
The professor has also served on the Board of Directors of the Journal of International Economic Law, the Executive Board of the Society of International Economic Law, the Editorial Board of the Caribbean Law Review, the Canadian Law and Society Association, the Société American Institute of International Law and the Center for Human Rights Research and Education, Ottawa.
The annual grant aims to help conduct early research, develop new research questions, and experiment with new methods, theoretical approaches and ideas.