Dr. Allwell Uwazuruike

Lecturer in Law

School of Law and Social Science

Harris Building, HB 257

+44 (0) 1772 89 5672


Subject Areas: Law

Allwell is a specialist in international law and human rights. He is also a barrister of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Full Profile

Allwell earned his Law degree from Imo State University, Nigeria, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2010. After a brief legal practice with one of the leading law firms in country, he proceeded to do a Masters in International Business Law and thereafter a PhD in Human Rights both at the University of Central Lancashire. 

Membership of professional and learned bodies

  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Regional Studies Association


  • Book contract: Salter M, Yinan Y, and Uwazuruike A, Towards A Schmittian Theory of Regionalism within International Law and Relations (accepted for publication by Routledge 2017)

Teaching activities and responsibilities

  • Foundation: Current Issues in Human Rights
  • Undergraduate: Foundations in Human Rights; Human Rights in the UK; Constitutional Law; Contract Law
  • Master’s: Advanced Legal Systems; Maritime Law and Security


  • Conference title: Challenging Human Rights Disenchantment 50 Years on from the ICCPR and ICESCR (2017)

Paper title: Human rights Protection in Africa – Stagnation of the African Court

Venue: University of Sussex, United Kingdom

  • Conference title: Global Growth Agendas: Regions, Institutions and Sustainability (2015)

Paper title: Assessing arguments concerning an independently developed and administered Pan-African judicial system to enforce human rights.

Venue: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, Italy.

  • Conference title: Diverse Regions – Building Resilient Communities and Territories (2014)

Paper title: Pan-African legal institutional developments as evidence of an emergent legally driven Pan-African Grossraum?

Venue: Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Business, Izmir, Turkey.

Research Activities

  • A proposal for resolving the dilemma of the protective mandate of the African regional human rights institutions
  • The withdrawal of African states from the ICC: Positive strides towards complete regional governance or backward steps towards authoritarianism and non-accountability?