Ademola Abass joined the ISS in August 2014 as head of the African Center for Peace and Security Training in the Addis Ababa office. Before that he was the Head of Peace and Security and a Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute for Comparative Regional Integration Studies in Belgium. Ademola has taught law at various British universities and is currently Adjunct Professor of International Law at the University of Leuven Belgium, and Visiting Lecturer to the War Studies Department, King’s College, London. He was the African Union first Expert on Regional Mechanisms, and has consulted for international organisations and states in peace and security and international law. Ademola is a Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, a member of the Academic Council of the United Nations, and a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society. He attended the Universities of Lagos, Nottingham and Cambridge, and has LLB and LLM degrees, and a PhD in public International law.
His publications include: Regional Organisations and the Development of Collective Security: beyond Chapter VIII of the UN Charter (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2004); Complete Equity and Trusts: Texts, Cases and Materials (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009, 2nd edn, 2011); Protecting Human Security in Africa (ed) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010); Complete International Law: Texts, Cases and Materials (Oxford University Press, 2011 forthcoming), several book chapters and refereed articles in such international law journals including International & Comparative Law Quarterly, the Netherlands International Law Review, Texas International Law Journal. He is a regular commentator on BBC, Channel 4 and Al Jazeera.