Department of Jurisprudence

Prof F Abioye

College of Law
School of Law
Department: Jurisprudence
Associate Professor
Tel: 012 429 8671
Fax: 012 429 3442


  • LLB University of Lagos, Nigeria, 1999
  • BL Nigerian Law School, 2001
  • LLM (cum laude)  University of Pretoria, 2007
  • LLD, University of Pretoria, 2011

Currently teaching

  • Comparative Law
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Programme in Law

Fields of academic interests

  • Public International Law and related fields
  • International Environmental Law
  • African Union Law
  • Comparative African Law
  • Rule of law, Good governance, Democracy in Africa

Journal articles

Recent or important publications

  • “Africa's drive towards self-monitoring: NEPAD's Peer review mechanism" (2005) South African Yearbook of International Law p 193
  • Book review “Socio-economic rights in South Africa" (2005)  International Journal of Legal Information p 492
  • “International Environmental law: assessing compliance and enforcement under South African and International Law" (2008) South African Yearbook of International Law p 184 (co-authored with Olivier ME)
  • “Governance, human rights and the public sphere in Africa: the case of Zimbabwe" (2009) Malawi Law Journal (co-authored with Mnyongani FD)
  • "Examining the International Law Right of Self-Defence: the case of Russia and Georgia; Israel and Gaza" (2010) 2 Obiter p 396-413
  • "Constitution-making, legitimacy and rule of law: a comparative analysis" (2011) 44(1) Comparative and International Law Journal of South Africa p 59