Adeola Austin Oyinlade

Adeola Austin Oyinlade (born 6 August 1981) is a Nigerian human rights lawyer.[1][2][3]

Adeola Austin Oyinlade
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Born (1981-08-06) 6 August 1981 (age 40)
Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
Alma materUniversity of Lagos
OccupationLegal Practitioner
Years active(2008–present)
Notable work
"Know Your Rights Nigeria" human rights empowerment app, Peace Building
Awards2018 International Bar Association (IBA) Human Rights Award for outstanding contribution by a Legal Practitioner to Human Rights
Websitewww.adeolaoyinlade.com

Early life and educationEdit

Oyinlade was born on 6 August 1981 in Akure, Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria to the family of Elder and Mrs. Oyinlade.[4][5]

He obtained his undergraduate (LL.B) and postgraduate (LL.M- Master of Laws) degrees from University of Lagos.[6]

Career and Legal practiceEdit

Adeola is the Principal Partner of Adeola Oyinlade & Co; a law firm based in Lagos, Nigeria with practices in human rights, Intellectual Property, Commercial, Corporate and International Law.[7]

He worked for the African Union Commission (AU).[8]He created  "Know Your Rights Nigeria" initiative on radio (UNILAG FM) and founded 'Constitutional Rights Awareness and Liberty Initiative; a Non-Governmental organization.[9][10][11]

Public speakingEdit

 
Adeola Oyinlade speaking at the International Bar Association (IBA) Conference in Rome in 2018.

In April 2011, Oyinlade addressed the plenary sessions of the African Union's Pre-AU Summit (African Youth Forum 2011) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; the 7th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris, France in and others.[12][13][14]

Awards and honoursEdit

  • In May 2010, he was commissioned as the United Nations Young Ambassador for Peace[15]
  • In 2011, he was a Finalist, Bremen Peace Awards 2011 of Threshold Foundation for Exemplary Commitments to Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation in Germany for "taking the legal path to justice" in Nigeria.[16]
  • In 2014, he was invited alongside his Colleague from Morocco, Karima Rhanem, as co-Founders of the African Network of Youth Policy to launch the network at the UN.[17]
  • In December 2014, Youth Action Network for Human Rights made a 13-minute documentary in commemoration of International Human Rights Day 2014 by profiling Adeola's work to inspire youths in taking the lead in human rights promotion and protection.[18]
  • Adeola Austin Oyinlade was named among Top Under 40 CEOs in Nigeria [19]
  • In October 2018, Mr. Oyinlade was declared winner of the International Bar Association (IBA) Human Rights Award[20] for Outstanding Contribution by a Legal Practitioner to Human Rights in Rome, Italy.[21][22]
  • In August 2021, he was named the 2021 American Bar Association (ABA) International Human Rights Award Recipient at ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, United States[23]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "ABA honors Nigerian lawyer with international human rights award". All of the Latest Oil and Gas News-Find Oil and Gas Jobs. 29 July 2021. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Nigerian lawyer, Oyinlade wins IBA Human Rights Award". guardian.ng. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  4. ^ "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  5. ^ "How old is Adeola Austin Oyinlade". HowOld.co. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Service to Humanity is Never in Vain". www.africa-legal.com. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Human Rights And International Law Expert, Adeola Oyinlade Wins American Bar Association (ABA) International Human Rights Of The Year Award - Africa.com". www.africa.com. 10 August 2021. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Service to Humanity is Never in Vain". Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Remarks By U.S. Consul General F. John Bray Launch of Expanded "Know Your Rights" App". U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Nigeria. 24 April 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  10. ^ "US Consul-General praises Nigerian youth for setting up Know your rights app". Vanguard News. 9 May 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  11. ^ "African Union Picks UN Peace Ambassador, Oyinlade to digitize African Youth Charter:". Seyi Lawal. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  12. ^ "UNESCO Youth Forum 2011" (PDF). www.unesco.org. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Adeola Austin Oyinlade". AfriNYPE. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  14. ^ "ABA honors Nigerian lawyer with international human rights award". All of the Latest Oil and Gas News-Find Oil and Gas Jobs. 29 July 2021. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  15. ^ "Day of Families Celebrated in Lagos - Universal Peace Federation". www.upf.org. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  16. ^ ""taking the legal path to justice" in Nigeria; Page 33" (PDF). Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  17. ^ African Network of Youth Policy Experts, Launch of ANYPE at UN Global Forum on Youth Policies, retrieved 12 January 2019
  18. ^ Global Network for Youth Rights Experts, Human Rights Day 2014 Commemoration: A Documentary Inspiring Youth to Lead, retrieved 12 January 2019
  19. ^ "Under 40 CEOs in Nigeria". Idea, Innovation, Impact. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  20. ^ "Adeola Oyinlade wins IBA 2018 human rights honour". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  21. ^ Association, International Bar (1 November 2018), Adeola Oyinlade - Human Rights Award 2018 acceptance speech, retrieved 12 January 2019
  22. ^ Cray Tv Nigeria, Adeola Austin Oyinlade, wins IBA Human Rights Award 2018 - (Award Presentation & Acceptance Speech), retrieved 12 January 2019
  23. ^ "Adeola Oyinlade wins American Bar Association International Human Rights of the Year Award -". The NEWS. 5 August 2021. Retrieved 14 August 2021.