One of the unique features of the work of the International Law Association, including the national branches, is the work of the Committees. Currently, there are twenty-four ILA Committees and five Study Groups at the international level. For specific information, visit the Committees section of the ILA website. The Nigerian Branch has five Committees headed by a Chair. Heads of the Nigerian Committees are often nominated to represent the Nigerian Branch at the International Committees.
Each Chair, in consultation with Committee members, sets an agenda for the Committee and decides on projects that the Committee will undertake. The Chair also lays down a time frame for the completion of the project. Committee projects are diverse, ranging from multi-year academic studies to shorter academic analyses, scholarly articles, to advocacy work (such as amicus briefs or parliamentary testimony about treaties or legislation).
Although the Nigerian Branch as a whole does not take positions on current international law issues, the Branch’s committees may do so. Committee work product will be published in the annual peer-reviewed journal, The Nigerian Yearbook of International Law. Each of the reports of the Committees are often reviewed by the Director of Studies prior to public dissemination and publication.
The Nigerian Branch encourages its members to join committees, propose new committees or to propose projects to be undertaken by an existing committee.
To join a committee please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Committees of the Nigerian Branch
1. Committee on Banking, Finance and International Monetary Law
2. Committee on International Commercial Arbitration
3. Committee on Justice and Human Rights
Chair: Dr. Amos Osaigbovo Enabulele
Group page: http://ila-nig-cjhr.blogspot.ca
4. Committee on Feminism and International Law
Chair: Dr. Oluwabunmi Lar
5. Committee on Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law
Chair: Professor Yinka Omorogbe
Director of Studies: Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, Ph.D