Prof Hakeem Yusuf

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University of Gibraltar:

Senior Research Associate
History & Culture

Research Background

Professor Hakeem Yusuf is Professor of Global Law at the University of Derby. He is best known for his work on judicial accountability in post-authoritarian societies. His work in this regard has moved the theme of judicial accountability into the theory and praxis of transitional justice. Hakeem is also known for his work on how colonial rule of law has impacted and continues to shape law and governance in post-colonial Commonwealth countries. He has won awards and international recognition for his work including the prestigious John T. Saywell Prize for Canadian Constitutional Legal History 2015. Hakeem has consulted for governments including those of the United States and Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar. He has also consulted for non-governmental organisations like the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, South Africa.

Research Interests

Hakeem’s research interests are in colonial law, commonwealth comparative constitutional law, transitional justice, and economic and social rights. The principal focus of his research across these areas is accountability for the exercise of power by both state and non-state actors.

Selected Publications

Colonial and Post-colonial Constitutionalism in the Commonwealth: Peace, Order and Good Government (Routledge Abingdon 2014).

Realising Economic and Social Rights Beyond COVID-19: The Imperative of International Cooperation (with P. Oamen) Indiana International and Comparative Law Review (2022) 32 (1) Forthcoming.

Access to Medicine in the Third World: Instituting State Obligation over Corporate Profit (with K. Omoteso) Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies (2022) 29 (1) Forthcoming.

The Persistence of Colonial Constitutionalism in British Overseas Territories (with T. Chowdhury) Global Constitutionalism (2019) 8 (1): 157-190.

The U.N. Committee of 24’s Dogmatic Philosophy of Recognition: Toward a Sui Generis Approach to Decolonization (with T. Chowdhury) Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies (2019) 26 (2).

Colonialism and Dilemmas of Transitional Justice in Nigeria International Journal of Transitional Justice (2018) 12 (2): 257-276.

Accountability of Transnational Corporations in the Developing World: The Case for an Enforceable International Mechanism (with K. Omoteso) Critical Perspectives on International Business. (2017) 13 (1) 54-71. [Open Access].

Combating Environmental Irresponsibility of TNCs in Africa: An Empirical Analysis (with K. Omoteso) Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability (2016) 21 (11) 1372-1386.

S.A.S v France: Supporting “Living Together” or Forced Assimilation International Human Rights Law Review (2014) 3 (2) 277-302.