Peter A Allard School of Law

Ijeamaka Anika

PhD Student
LL.B (Brookes), LL.M (UCL), PhD Candidate (University of British Columbia)



Ijeamaka Anika is a Ph.D. student at Peter A. Allard School of Law, where she completed her LLM as a recipient of the Allard Scholar Graduate Fellowship. Ijeamaka comes to UBC from Nigeria, where she held a teaching position at the University of Nigeria Nsukka. Her research focuses on international and transnational criminal law.

Ijeamaka obtained her LLB (Hons) from Oxford Brookes University and an LLM in Public International Law from University College London.

Her previous research and advocacy work focus on economic, social, and cultural rights, the medical and social impact of child marriages in Nigeria; human trafficking; and international humanitarian law in a domestic context.

In her Ph.D. studies, Ijeamaka examines the cross-fertilization of international criminal law jurisprudence on sexual and gender-based violence with domestic jurisprudence in various countries. Her research builds on public international law ideas, infused with feminist and post-colonial legal theories, governance, social rights, and cultural anthropology.

Ijeamaka is a recipient of the UBC Four Year Fellowship (FYF).

Supervisor: Benjamin Perrin

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Organization Affiliations

  • Allard School of Law

Research Interests

  • Criminal law and criminal justice
  • Feminist legal studies
  • Human rights
  • International law
  • Jurisprudence, legal theory, and critical studies
  • Law and social justice
  • Law and society
  • Law, gender and sexuality
  • Legal methodology and interdisciplinary approaches
  • Transnational law

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