Basil Ugochukwu is a post-doctoral fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program.  At CIGI, he will research how legal reasoning in environmental cases supports or displaces the efforts to link environmental practices to corporate social responsibility. 

Prior to joining CIGI, Basil was a director of the Legal Defence Centre in Nigeria and a staff attorney at the Constitutional Rights Project in Nigeria. He has also taught various courses in legal process and international human rights law at York University. His research has been published in African Human Rights Law Journal, Law and Development Review and Transnational Legal Theory, among others.

Basil holds an LL.B. (Common Law) from Abia State University, an LL.M. from Central European University in Hungary, a teaching certificate from York University and a Ph.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he was lead editor of Osgoode Hall Review of Law and Policy