Philip Oamen

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Socioeconomic Rights,
International Cooperation,
Rights of Older Persons,
Judicial Dialogue, and
International Human Rights

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Philip Oamen joined the University of Northampton as a Lecturer-in-Law in June 2021. He had previously worked part-time  as a Teaching Associate at  the University of Birmingham Law School(2018-2021),Visiting Lecturer-in-Law at Birmingham City University (2020-2021), Applied Law Lecturer at Warwickshire College Group (Royal Leamington Spa College) (2020-2021), and full-time Lecturer-in-Law at Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria(2012-2017).

Philip recently completed his PhD in Law at the University of Birmingham in 2022. In 2015, Philip bagged a Master of Laws (LLM) degree (with distinction) from the Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria, emerging as the best graduating student.  He is also a 2009 recipient of the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Prize for students who completed the Bar Final Examination with First Class Honours.  He had earlier obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree in the Second-Class Upper Division category in 2008 at the Ambrose Alli University.

Philip is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE), and a recipient of the University of Birmingham’s Horizon Award and the 20-credit Master’s level Introduction to Academic Practice Certificate. Also, he has been licensed to practise Law as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria since 2009. Before joining the academia in 2012, Philip practised with reputable law firms in Nigeria where he had extensive experience as a Litigator in court and other adjudicatory tribunals.

Research Interests

Philip’s research interests are generally in the field of International Human Rights Law, with special focus on economic and social rights of vulnerable groups (older persons, and the poor in developing countries), and more specifically on the role of international cooperation in the realisation of economic and social rights.  His research essentially locates and develops an international duty to cooperate, whereby developed countries deploy their resources to realise the economic and social rights of not only their own citizens, but also those of the citizens of developing countries. He disseminates his research outputs through academic publication and public engagement with relevant government officials and policy makers. He has served as an invited Expert Panelist at a webinar organised by the African Commission Working Group on Rights of  Older Persons and People with Disabilities, which was organised to advise  countries that have ratified the Protocol on the Rights of Older Persons. Philip is a former Deputy Convenor of the Birmingham Law School’s Human Rights, Development and Global Legal Studies Research Group. He has served as a peer reviewer for the Commonwealth Law Bulletin. He has also presented his research outputs at conferences in the United States of America, the United Kingdom (UK) and Nigeria. He supervises students' research work within his area of expertise.

Teaching Interests

Philip has developed a robust teaching specialism in a wide range of UK foundation (and non-foundation) of legal knowledge subjects. He currently teaches Criminal Law, Law of Tort, Land Law, and Law in Action, having previously taught Law of Contract, Company Law, Banking and Financial Services Law, Business Law, and Public Law. Thus, he is able to teach flexibly across the wider subject domain. He has taught and facilitated learning in a variety of environments, such as large-scale lectures, small group tutorials and clinical workshops, within the Higher Education Sector (HES) and Further Education Sector (FES).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Birmingham

8 Jan 201824 Feb 2022

Master, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma

1 Oct 201328 Oct 2015

Bachelor, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma

1 Apr 200316 Oct 2008


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