Open Letter to the UN & AU: Gender Equality for African Women in International Law Cannot Wait


Institute for African Women in Law declares its support for the nomination and election of Professor Phoebe Okowa to the International Law Commission (ILC) of the United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) for 2023 to 2027.

Professor Okowa is currently Professor of Public International Law at Queen Mary University of London. A distinguished graduate of the University of Nairobi and University of Oxford , an acclaimed international legal scholar, Professor Okowa’s qualities and qualifications speak for themselves. She has taught and carried out research in Public International Law at the highest level in different Universities around the world for more than 25 years.

Ongoing research by the Institute for African Women in Law shows that there are African women equally qualified to lead. Acr