Dakas, Dakas CJ

Professor Dakas holds an LL.B (First Class Honors) from the University of Jos, where he was awarded the University of Jos Award for the Best Student in Law, the Gally Brown-Peterside Award for the Best Student in Law, the Gally Brown-Peterside Award for the Best Student in Constitutional Law, the Prince Bola Ajibola Award for the Best Student in Jurisprudence, the Chief R. A. O. Akinjide Award for (being the first of) the Three Best Students in Law, and the Plateau State Government Scholarship. He also holds an LL.M from the University of Jos, Nigeria, and was awarded the University of Jos Scholarship. In addition, Professor Dakas holds an LL.M in International Legal Studies from the New York University, USA, where he was a Rita & Gustave Hauser Global Scholar and served as Graduate Editor for the
NYU Journal of International Law and Politics.
Professor Dakas has published extensively in the fields of general International Law, International Human Rights Law, Diplomatic and Consular law, Law of International Institutions, and Constitutional Law. He is the author of
International Law on Trial: Baksassi and the Eurocentricity of International Law
(
St. Stephen Inc., 2003
), as well as the editor of
New
Vistas in Law: Volume II(
St. Stephen Inc., 2002
). He has also co-edited three books:
Human Rights: A Compendium of International Instruments and Internet Resource Guide(League for Human Rights, Jos, 2004);
The Right to be Different: Minority Rights, the Cultural Middle-Belt and Constitutionalism in Nigeria(League for Human Rights, Jos, 2001); and
Contemporary Issues and Basic Documents on Diplomatic and Consular Law(MONEX Publishers, Jos, Nigeria, 1997). Professor Dakas has also published over 35 journal articles, book chapters, and other scholarly writings.
Professor Dakas served as the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of Plateau State, Nigeria, from 2004-2006. He currently teaches and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students in Human Rights, Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Diplomatic and Consular Law, and Law of International Institutions.

Fellow Year: 
2007 - 2008
Dakas CJ
Dakas

Associate Professor of Law/Reader, University of Jos, NigeriaLL.B (First Class Honors, Jos); B.L. (Lagos); LL.M (Jos); LL.M in International Legal Studies (New York University, USA)