Helen Chuma-Okoro

Helen Chuma-Okoro
Position and Organisation:
Research Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS)
Lagos, Nigeria

Helen Chuma-Okoro, a Research Fellow at the the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) in Lagos, has conducted research on a variety of issues in Nigeria, including: human rights and the rule of law; police prosecution rights; juvenile justice administration; local government;  and the rule of law vis-à-vis the immunity clause in Nigeria’s Constitution.

Chuma-Okoro has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Law, and is currently working towards a PhD in Law at the University of Cape Town. She began her work for Open AIR as a Research Fellow in  2011, and has served as the network’s West Africa Hub Coordinator since 2012.