Event Title

Rehabilitation: A Proposal for a Compensation Mechanism For Small Island States


Williman Room, Benson Center

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Start Date

24-1-2014 2:30 PM

End Date

24-1-2014 4:00 PM


Speaker Biographies:

Damilola S. Olawuyi
Dr. Damilola S. Olawuyi, LL.M (Harvard), D.Phil (Oxford); is the Director (Research and Training) of the Institute for Oil, Gas, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (OGEES Institute) at Afe Babalola University, Nigeria. His research and published work cover the areas of International Environmental Law, Human Rights Law, Energy and Natural Resources Law. His current research explores the cross cutting linkages between global climate change and international human rights, particularly how climate change mitigation and adaptation projects could potentially affect the enjoyment of fundamental human rights. He has received several national and international awards including the Sloane Robinson Award, the World Energy Council’s Future Energy Leader’s Award, and the Alberta Law Foundation Scholarship Award.

Mr. Olawuyi is also a member of many professional societies including the World Energy Council, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide, and the International Law Association. Dr. Olawuyi holds a doctoral degree in energy and environmental law from the University of Oxford, a LL.M from Harvard Law School and another LL.M from the University of Calgary, Canada. He earned his LL.B from Igbinedion University, Nigeria, graduating in First Class Honours and his BL degree from the Nigerian Law School, also graduating in First Class Honours. He also holds a Diploma in International Environmental Law from the United Nations Institute for Research and Training (UNITAR), in Switzerland.

Randall S. Abate
Randall S. Abate is a Professor of Law, Director of the Center for International Law and Justice, and Project Director of the Environment, Development & Justice Program at Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando, Florida. At Florida A&M, Professor Abate teaches Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, Environmental Justice: Domestic and International, Human Rights and the Environment Seminar, Advanced Topics in Environmental Law Seminar, Ocean and Coastal Law Seminar, and Constitutional Law I and II. Professor Abate joined the Florida A&M College of Law faculty in 2009 with fifteen years of full-time law teaching experience at Rutgers, Florida State, Florida Coastal, Widener, and Vermont. He has taught international and comparative environmental law courses in study abroad programs in Nairobi, Vancouver, Northern India, Buenos Aires, and the Cayman Islands. Professor Abate has published and presented widely on environmental law topics, with a recent emphasis on climate change law and justice. He is the co-editor (with Professor Elizabeth Kronk of the University of Kansas School of Law) of Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: The Search for Legal Remedies (Edward Elgar Publishing 2013). In April 2013, he taught a climate change law and justice course in Odessa, Ukraine on a Fulbright Specialists grant. Early in his career, Professor Abate handled environmental law matters at two law firms in Manhattan. He holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester and a J.D. and M.S.E.L. (Environmental Law and Policy) from Vermont Law School.


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Jan 24th, 2:30 PM Jan 24th, 4:00 PM

Rehabilitation: A Proposal for a Compensation Mechanism For Small Island States

Williman Room, Benson Center