IKEAZOR AKARAIWE Barrister & Solicitor, Notary Public, Fellow, Chartered Institute of Mediators & Conciliators; Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitration (UK) Barrister & Solicitor, Chartered Mediator & Conciliator, Associate in Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK); Notary Public; Principal Counsel in Akaraiwe Associates (Lex Rehoboth Partners) established since 1994) with 30 (thirty) years’ experience since Call to Bar on December 7, 1985; Bar Activist, Financial Secretary, Vice-Chairman, Chairman: Nigerian Bar Association, Enugu Branch (2001-2008); 1st Vice-President; Chairman, Human Rights Institute, Nigerian Bar Association (2008-2010); Alternate Chair, Section on Public Interest and Development Law (SPIDEL); Chief Rapporteur, Nigerian Bar Association (2010-2012, 2015 till date); Communications Officer, African Regional Forum, International Bar Association (2013); Member, Governing Council NBA Human Rights Institute (2016 till date); Member, Steering Committee, NBA Section on Public Interest and Development Law (SPIDEL) (2016 till date).
Date of Birth: August 29, 1962,
Place of Birth: Ibadan, Nigeria;
State & Local Government of Origin: Delta State; Oshimili South;
State of Practice: Enugu; Address: No. 11, Church View, Umuomanta Avenue, Ekulu West G.R.A., (Opposite Adoration Ground) P.O. Box 9552, Enugu 400009; Mobile Phone: 08033334902; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents: Edward Akaraiwe (B.A. London, PGCE) 1932-2002; Elizabeth Akaraiwe (M.Ed Harvard, retired educator)
NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (National)
✓ 1st Vice-President, Nigerian Bar Association (2008-2010).
✓ Chair, Nigerian Bar Association Human Rights Institute (2008-2010).
✓ Chief Rapporteur, Nigerian Bar Association (2010-2012, 2015 till date).
✓ Alternate Chair, Nigerian Bar Association Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA – SPIDEL) (2010-2012).
✓ Member, Governing Council, NBA Human Rights Institute (2016 till date).
✓ Member, Steering Committee, NBA Section on Public Interest and Development Law (SPIDEL) (2016 till date).
✓ Chief Rapporteur in two NBA Conferences on Criminal Justice Reform, one NBA Conference on Electoral Justice, and one NBA Roundtable on Human Rights; two NBA Section on Business Law Conferences, one NBA Section on Legal Practice Conference and five NBA Annual General Conferences as follows:
✓ June 2011: Chief Rapporteur 1st ever NBA Criminal Justice Reform Conference @ Abuja, Nigeria.
✓ August 2011: Chief Rapporteur Annual General Conference, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) @ Port-Harcourt;
✓ December 2011: Chief Rapporteur Section on Legal Practice Conference Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) @ Abuja; ✓ December 2011: Chief Rapporteur NBA President’s 2nd Roundtable on Human Rights Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) @ Abuja;
✓ June 2012: Chief Rapporteur 2nd Criminal Justice Reform Conference Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) @ Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria;
✓ July 2012: Chief Rapporteur Section on Business Law, Nigerian Bar Association @ Lagos.
✓ August 2015: Annual General Conference, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) @ Abuja.
✓ August 2016: Chief Rapporteur, Annual General Conference, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) @ Port Harcourt.
✓ June 2017: Chief Rapporteur Section on Business Law, Nigerian Bar Association @ Lagos.
✓ August 2017: Chief Rapporteur, Annual General Conference, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lagos.
NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (Enugu Branch)
✓ Chair, Nigerian Bar Association, Enugu Branch (2006 – 2008).
✓ Vice-Chair, Nigerian Bar Association, Enugu Branch (2004–2006).
✓ Financial Secretary, Nigerian Bar Association, Enugu (2001–2004).
✓ Member, Disciplinary Committee, NBA, Enugu Branch (2000-2002).
✓ Alternate Chair, NBA Enugu Branch Bench-Bar Committee (2010-12).
✓ Chair, NBA Enugu Branch Bar Dinner/Law Week Committee (2011, 2012, 2016).
✓ Chair, NBA Enugu Branch Justice & Security Committee (2010-2012).
✓ Counsel for NBA in FHC/PH/CS/586/16: Hon. Barrister Ray A. Nnaji v. Barrister James O. N. Ikeyi & 5 Ors. vide letter dated 12th May, 2017.
1. President, Anioma Peoples Development ThinkTank (APEDETT) (December 2016 till date)
2. Patron, Enugu State Blind Students Association (1994 till date)
3. Chairman, Parent Teacher Associations is various schools since 1994
LAW PRACTICE EXPERIENCE
Litigation / Arbitration / Documentation
✓ “Onyeama: Eagle On The Bench” (A Biography of Nigeria’s 1st Substantive Judge at The Hague) (Touchstone Books: 1st & 2nd editions (1999/2001); Delta Books, 3rd Edition (2010).
✓ Analysis of the Fundamental Rights Enforcement Procedure 2009 Rules (St. Paul’s Publishers 2009).
✓ Law Reports covering Judgments of Hon. Justice Chukwudifu Oputa JSC (Socrates of the Supreme Court) (Volumes 1-9) (St. Paul’s Publishers 2009). ✓ Pre-Trial Proceedings & Front-Loading (Laurels & Prizes Law Publications 2012) (1st and 2nd Editions).
✓ Manual on Prosecution of Criminal Cases (DFID/J4A/PRAWA, 2013).
✓ Enhancing Romance in Marriage (Wiseway Publishers, 2010).
✓ Needed! Good Husbands, Available Fathers (Wiseway Pubishers, 2014).
NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION: Majority of Annual General Conferences of the Nigerian Bar Association 1985 till date including NBA Electoral Justice Reform and Criminal Justice Reform Conferences; and Conferences of NBA Sections.
INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION: Madrid, Spain (October 2009), Vancouver, Canada (October 2010), Boston, United States of America (October 2013), Washington DC, United States of America (September 2016), International Bar Association Annual General Conference, Sydney, Australia (October 2017); IBA Africa Regional Forum, Kampala, Uganda (August 2012).
COMMONWEALTH LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
Biannual Regional Conference of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, Abuja, Nigeria (February 2010)
AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN & PEOPLES’ RIGHTS
✓ Represented Nigerian Bar Association at the 46th sitting of the African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights in Abuja, Nigeria in November 2008.
✓ As Chair, NBA Human Rights Institute & Chair, Civil Societies Action Group on Jos presented a case on the Citizenship & Genocidal Tendencies in Jos, Nigeria to the African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights at its 47th sitting in Banjul, Gambia, West Africa in March 2010. (Sponsored by Open Society Justice Initiative)
REGIONAL FORUM ON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: Nairobi, Kenya (Organised by Open Society Justice Initiative in August 2010)
CENTRE FOR AMERICAN AND INTERNATIONAL LAW: International Energy Law Oil & Gas Law Conference, Houston, Texas (October 2010)
Firm believer in
✓ The NBA’s Conceptual Definition: To be at the vanguard for the promotion and defence of the Rule of Law, good governance, social justice and the dignity of all persons.
✓ The NBA’s Vision: To rank among the foremost Bar Associations in the world. ✓ The NBA’s Mission: To use the Law as an instrument for social change;
✓ NBA Motto: Promoting the Rule of Law. ✓ NBA Core Values: Integrity, Excellence, Courage, Professionalism.
✓ NBA Brand Responsibility: Courageous, Assertive, Independent, Leader.
✓ Reading Scriptures / Biographies/Autobiographies, Political Economy and Motivational Literature.
✓ Amateur golf
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