Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) has appointed Dr. Benson Chinedu Olugbuo as the Country Director for Nigeria and will lead the growing team in the region.
He brings more than a decade of experience across the nonprofit, academia, and justice reform sectors.
Dr. Olugbuo holds a PhD in Public Law from the University of Cape Town, South Africa; an LLM in Human Rights and Democratization in Africa from the University of Pretoria, South Africa; and an Honors LLB from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
He is a solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria with experience in human rights and democracy.
Prior to CIVIC, Dr. Olugbuo was a Fox International Fellow and Visiting Assistant in Research at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University (2011-2012) and the Anglophone Africa Coordinator for the NGO Coalition for the ICC (2004-2009).
He has published widely on justice sector reform, international criminal justice, and human rights in Africa.