Walter Elochukwu Abah
Transitional Justice Scholar

Walter Elochukwu Abah, holds a Bachelor of Laws degree summa cum laude from University of Nigeria and was the best student in public international law in his class. His dissertation titled: The Operations of the International Criminal Court in African and non-African Situations; and Threats to Global Peace and Security was rated amongst the best top 5 Long Essays in his class. Prior to commencing his LLM in International Legal Studies at NYU Law, as a Podell Global Graduate Legal Scholar and Transitional Justice Scholar, Walter worked as an attorney in the dispute resolution practice of the Nigerian leading full-service Firm of CLP Legal, where he represented victims of violent crimes, human rights abuses, vulnerable persons in inferior and superior courts and secured the welfare of children from abusive parent(s) and/or homes.

During the #EndSARS protests against police brutality and extra-judicial killings by security agents across Nigeria in October 2020, Walter volunteered and offered pro bono legal services to protesters who were arrested and detained by the Police during the protests and represented victims and families affected by police brutality and extra judicial killings in Nigeria in Special Judicial Panels of Inquiries and Restitutions. Walter is deeply fascinated by transitional justice and is keenly interested in exploring its intersection with international criminal law at doctoral studies level.


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