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Bonny Ibhawoh

Independent Expert, United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development
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Bonny Ibhawoh is Professor of Legal History and Senator William McMaster Chair in Global Human Rights at McMaster University, Canada. He is a member of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development in the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva. He is also the Director of McMaster University’s Centre for Human Rights and Restorative Justice.Read more

Bonny Ibhawoh is Professor of Legal History and Senator William McMaster Chair in Global Human Rights at McMaster University, Canada. He is a member of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development in the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva. He is also the Director of McMaster University’s Centre for Human Rights and Restorative Justice. With over 30 years experience as a human rights educator, policy maker and practitioner, he has taught in Universities in Africa, Europe, the United States and Canada. He was previously a Human Rights Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs, New York, and Research Fellow at the Danish Institute for Human Rights, Copenhagen. He is the Project Director of the Confronting Atrocity Project, and Participedia, a global scholarly network on democratic innovation. His recent books include: “Imperialism and Human Rights”; “Imperial Justice” and “Human Rights in Africa.” He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada which is Canada’s National Academy of distinguished scholars.

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