Ikechukwu Uzoma (@iykepfs) is an international human rights lawyer with extensive experience in advocacy and strategic litigation on a range of issues, including promoting civic space, addressing arbitrary detention, and promoting regional integration. As the leader of the Africa portfolio at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights’ international program, Ikechukwu has played a pivotal role in legal interventions in high-profile cases such as those of Paul Rusesabagina and the Nigeria Twitter Ban.
Before joining RFK Human Rights, Ikechukwu worked in the advocacy and civic space teams of the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI), where he facilitated initiatives aimed at resisting authoritarian tendencies globally, protecting international and regional human rights institutions, and collaborating on strategic human rights litigation.
An Abia State University alum, Ikechukwu obtained a Master of Laws degree from New York University (NYU) Law School. At NYU, he worked with the Global Justice Clinic, responding to business and human rights issues arising from Ghana and Guyana. Following his LL.M, Ikechukwu served as the NYU International Law and Human Rights fellow at the United Nations’ Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) headquarters in New York, where he played a key role in operationalizing the UN-supported Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic. He is also on LinkedIn.
Articles by this author:
Rethinking US Foreign Policy Strategy on Wrongful Detention
by Ikechukwu Uzoma and Mooya Nyaundi
May 18th, 2023