Hakeem Yusuf



I have done extensive research on the role of the judiciary in transitional societies which has attracted international recognition. In 2011, I was appointed and served as a Commissioner of Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Osun State (South-West Nigeria). He has also consulted for the International Commission of Jurists, Geneva. My first book, Transitional Justice, Judicial Accountability and the Rule of Law (Routledge Abingdon 2010) was shortlisted for the inaugural Kevin Boyle Prize (2011) of the Irish Association of Law Teachers (IALT). Two of my articles on the judicial in transitions won international awards in 2008 and 2009. The first one, the Global Jurist Silver Medal Award included a cash prize of €1,000 (one thousand Euros). The second is an invited submission to the International Journal of Law and Management which won the ‘Highly Commended Award’ in the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2009. My second book Colonial and Post-Colonial Constitutionalism in the Commonwealth Peace, Order and Good Government (Routledge Abingdon 2014) was awarded the prestigious John T. Saywell Prize for Canadian Constitutional Legal History 2015 by the Osgoode Society of Canadian Legal History. It was also shorlistedfor shortlisted for the 2014 Kevin Boyle Prize of the Irish Association of Law Teachers.

Research interests

My research interest at the intersections of human rights, law and governance focusing on accountability for power has enabled me demonstrate my genuine commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to research. Further to this commitment, I have published my work in leading peer-reviewed journals across law, politics, international relations and international business including the International Journal of Constitutional Law, Law and Policy, African Human Rights Law Journal, Third World Quarterly, Critical Studies on Terrorism and Critical Perspectives on International Business, among others.



Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Dr Yusuf is happy to supervise well-written research proposals in

Transitional Justice
Economic and Social Rights
Comparative Constitutionalism
Law and Society in Africa and the MENA Region