Osgoode Professor & York Research Chair in International and Transnational Legal Studies Obiora Chinedu Okafor named UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity

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The UN Human Rights Council has named Osgoode Professor & York Research Chair in International and Transnational Legal Studies Obiora Chinedu Okafor as the UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity.

“I am happy to have the confidence of the states, civil society and other stakeholders who unanimously supported my election to this post,” said Okafor who, in assuming the new part-time UN position, will step down from his current role as Member and former Chairperson of the UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee.