Professor Ademola Abass was educated at the Universities of Lagos, Nottingham and Cambridge, where he obtained a PhD in International Law.abass


Currently serving as the Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Overseas Affairs and Investment, Prof Abass previously taught law in various British universities, and was Professor of International Law and Organization.

He worked for the United Nations in Belgium as Head of Peace and Security Programme and was African Union’s first Expert on Regional Mechanisms. He has served as a Consultant to various international organizations including the UN, ECOWAS, and the European Union and regularly advises States, International organizations and Non-Governmental organizations on International Law and Peace and Security.

He regularly trains senior officers at the NATO Defence College, Rome, and has been a visiting professor to several universities.

His recent works include Protecting Human Security in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2010); Complete International Law, Text, Cases and Materials (Oxford University Press, 2012, 2014); Regional Protection of Asylum Seekers: An International Legal Perspective (with Francesca Ippolito) (Ashgate, 2013).

Ademola is a member of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) and a regular commentator on international media. He is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society.