The Oputa Lecture is named in honour of Chukwudifu Akunne Oputa, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, and most recently the Chair of the Human Rights Investigation Commission. Justice Oputa launched the Supreme Court of Nigeria into its golden age in the 1980s and left an indelible mark on its jurisprudence. The Oputa Lectures provide a forum in which Africans who are involved with governance on the continent can interact and exchange ideas with the York University community and the larger Canadian audience, to the mutual benefit of both Canada and African societies, on the challenges and triumphs of governance on the continent.
Submissions from 2014
Submissions from 2012
The Nigerian Federal System of Government: A Case for Review, His Excellency Dr. Ike Ekweremadu
Submissions from 2011
Governance, Electoral Reform and Human Rights in Africa, Roland Ebuware