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Breaking New Ground: University of Lagos Alumnus, ADEOLA AUSTIN OYINLADE becomes first-ever Nigerian to win American Bar Association International Human Rights Award 2021…historic ceremony announced in Chicago, USA, at the maiden Hybrid Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association *The Human Rights and International law expert honoured in recognition of works in advancing human rights solutions in Africa *Award recipient is Principal Partner of Adeola Oyinlade & Co, a law firm based in Lagos, founder of Constitutional Rights Awareness and Liberty Initiative, having graduated from the Faculty of Law with a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degree from the same faculty *“Adeola Austin Oyinlade have advanced solutions to human rights issues across Africa, including the South Sudan political crisis, the Central African Republic crisis, the Congo Democratic Republic armed conflict and Libyan peace talks”-ABA President, Patricia Lee Refo *BY KEMI IBAYI/LAW Correspondent, Chicago & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

Breaking New Ground:

University of Lagos Alumnus, ADEOLA AUSTIN OYINLADE becomes first-ever Nigerian to win American Bar Association International Human Rights Award 2021…historic ceremony announced in Chicago, USA, at the maiden Hybrid Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association

*The Human Rights and International law expert honoured in recognition of works in advancing human rights solutions in Africa

*Award recipient is Principal Partner of Adeola Oyinlade & Co, a law firm based in Lagos, founder of Constitutional Rights Awareness and Liberty Initiative, having graduated from the Faculty of Law with a Bachelor of Laws  and Master of Laws degree from the same faculty

*“Adeola Austin Oyinlade have advanced solutions to human rights issues across Africa, including the South Sudan political crisis, the Central African Republic crisis, the Congo Democratic Republic armed conflict and Libyan peace talks”-ABA President, Patricia Lee Refo

 *BY KEMI IBAYI/LAW Correspondent, Chicago & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

A BRILLIANT NIGERIAN LAWYER, and Alumnus of University of Lagos, ADEOLA AUSTIN OYINLADE has made history and made Africa proud has won the prestigious American Bar Association (ABA) International Human Rights Award 2021. He is the first Nigerian to be so honoured. The Human Rights and International Law expert was honoured in recognition of his works in advancing human rights solutions in Africa.

The award was announced in Chicago, USA, recently at the first-ever Hybrid Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association (ABA). 

According to Jinny Choi, in a statement released on behalf of the Association, the award was presented to Mr. Adeola Oyinlade “in recognition of his exceptional commitment and contribution to the advancement of human rights in Nigeria”. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZizmKeCIbgM

Similarly, in her address, the ABA President, Patricia Lee Refo, described Mr. Oyinlade as someone who has “advanced solutions to human rights issues across Africa, including the South Sudan political crisis, the Central African Republic crisis, the Congo Democratic Republic armed conflict and Libyan peace talks”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckCWdrnUhOE

This is the second time in three years that the Nigerian lawyer will be recognized by the global legal community for his dedication to Human Rights. In October 2018, Mr. Oyinlade was named the International Bar Association (IBA) in Rome, Italy, the world body of Lawyers, International Bar Association (IBA) Human Rights Lawyer of the Year for his outstanding contribution as a Legal Practitioner to Human Rights advancement.

Adeola is the Principal Partner of Adeola Oyinlade & Co, a law firm based in Lagos. He is also the Founder of Constitutional Rights Awareness and Liberty Initiative (CRALI), a NGO dedicated to expanding the frontiers of liberty, human rights, democracy and happiness of people in Nigeria.

He graduated from the Faculty of Law with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 2011 and bagged his Master of Laws (LLM) degree in 2014 from the same faculty.

On behalf of the entire university community, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, FAS, congratulates Adeola Austin Oyinlade on his achievement and wishes him continued success.

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