Eunsook ChungReader (Associate Professor) in International Law & International Relations,
Cardiff University School of Law and Politics


Areas of Expertise
African Union, Development of International Law, Intergovernmental Organizations, International Human Rights Law, International Law, Oceans and Law of the Sea, The Responsibility to Protect, United Nations, United Nations Reform

Region of Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa

Edwin Egede has had a fine blend of experience in academia and practice. He undertakes interdisciplinary teaching and research in the areas of law of the sea, public international law, human rights law and law of international organisations, especially as regards the United Nations. He has published widely in these areas, and has also made academic and professional presentations at various international conferences. Edwin has also contributed to external engagement by his involvement in national and international public policy development through involvement in professional workshops and by providing advice to entities such as the United Nations, African Union and States. He has been involved in projects funded by some of these organisations and is thus involved in projects that develop impact beyond the University setting. For instance, he was recently appointed as a consultant to the United Nations under a funded project to assist the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in establishing and implementing the African Blue Economy Strategy, in line with the African Mining Vision, especially as regards to deep seabed mining (this involved undertaking several missions on behalf of the United Nations). Furthermore, he has been appointed as a consultant for the International Seabed Authority (ISA), an intergovernmental organization based in Kingston, Jamaica to prepare a report on the common heritage of mankind and the operationalization of the Enterprise under Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 82 and the 1994 Implementation Agreement. He has also been appointed by the African Union (AU) as an independent expert member of an Ad Hoc Experts group established by the African Union Commission for the development of the annexes to the African Maritime Charter on Security, Safety and Development in Africa. In addition, he was part of a select team of 25 consisting of military officers, practitioners and academics (one of two academics) invited to participate in a 2016 NATO workshop in San Francisco on the law of the sea and human rights. Before becoming a full time academic in 2007, Edwin has played senior roles as a legal practitioner. He is currently a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) Public Law Committee.

Recent Publications

I. Books
The Bakassi Dispute and the International Court of Justice: Continuing Challenges (with Dr. Mark Igiehon),(Routledge Publishers, 2017)(edited book) pp.x + 181, ISBN 9781472470621
The Politics of International Law and Justice (with Prof. Peter Sutch)(Edinburgh University Press, 2013), pp.ix + 374, ISBN 978-0-7486-3472-9
Africa and the Deep Seabed Regime: Politics and International Law
of the Common Heritage of Mankind,
Springer, Heidelberg/Dordrecht/London/New York, (2011), ppxxxii +271.
ISBN 978-3-642-17661-6; e-ISBN 978 -3-642-17662-3.
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-17662-3. Also available as e-book, e-ISBN 978 -3-642-17662-3. DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-17662-3

II. Journal Articles
“Maritime Security: Horn of Africa and Implementation of the 2050 AIM Strategy”,(2018) 30(2) Horn of Africa Bulletin, pp. 7-11;
“The Force of Community in the Oil and Gas Rich Region of the Niger Delta: Propositions for New Legal and Contractual Arrangements”, (with Dr.Hephzibah Egede),(2016-2017) 25 Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, pp.45-88;
“Institutional gaps in the Africa’s Integrated Maritime (AIM) Strategy”, (2016)Journal of Ocean Law and Governance in Africa (JOLGA), pp.1-27;
“The Common Heritage of Mankind of the Area and Sub-Saharan African Native Land Tenure System: ‘Clash of Cultures’ in the Interpretation of Concepts in International Law?,”(2014) 58(1) Journal of African Law, pp.71-88;
“Africa and the Extended Continental Shelf under the Law of the Sea Convention(LOSC) 1982,”(2012) 14 Journal Jurisprudence, pp.173-200;
“Ghana’s Extended Continental Shelf and Submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf under Article 76 of the Law of the Sea Convention 1982”,(with Lawrence Apaalse, the Project Co-ordinator, Ghana National Continental Shelf Delineation Project) (2010) 22(1) Sri Lanka Journal of International Law, pp.141-172;
“African States and Participation in Deep Seabed Mining: Problems and Prospects”, (2009) 24(4) International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, pp.683-712 [Cited in the United Nations Juridical Yearbook 2009 at p.534];
“Human Rights and the Environment: Is there a Legally Enforceable Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment for the ‘Peoples’ of the Niger Delta under the framework of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria.”(2007) 19(1) Sri Lanka Journal of International Law, pp.51-83;
“Bringing Human Rights Treaties Home: An Examination of Domestic Implementation of Human Rights Treaties in Nigeria”;(2007)51(2) Journal of African Law,pp.249-284;
“Submission of Brazil and Article 76 of the Law of the Sea Convention(LOSC) 1982”,(2006) 21(1) International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, pp.33-55;
“Who owns the Nigerian Offshore Seabed: Federal or States? An Examination of the Attorney General of the Federation v. Attorney General of Abia State & 35 Ors,”(2005)49(1) Journal of African Law, pp.73-93;
“The Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf: African States and the Law of the Sea Convention 1982”,(2004) 35(2) Ocean Development & International Law, pp.157 -178;
“The Nigerian Territorial Waters Legislation and the Law of the Sea Convention(LOSC) 1982”,(2004) 19(2) International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, pp.147-172;
“The New Territorial Waters(Amendment) Act 1998 – Comments on the Impact of International Law on Nigerian Law,” (2000) 12 The African Journal of International and Comparative Law, pp.84-104;

III. Chapter in Edited Volume
“The Area: Common Heritage of Mankind, Sponsoring States of Convenience and Developing States” in Matz-Lück, Proelss, Sanden, Verheyen Kotzur(eds.),Sustainable Ocean Resource Governance: Deep Sea Mining, Marine Energy and Submarine Cables (Brill Publishers, 2018), pp.155-184;
“The Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria: Equatorial Guinea intervening) Case: Interrogating some ongoing Law of the Sea Challenges” in Edwin Egede & Mark Igiehon(eds.), Bakassi Dispute and the International Court of Justice: Continuing Challenges, (Routledge Publishers, 2017), pp.117-137;
“Nigeria and the Law of the Sea” in Martin Ndende, Martin Tsamenyi and Patrick Vrancken (eds.), The Law of the Sea: The African Union and its Member States, (South Africa: Juta Publishers, 2017), pp.506-543;
“Piracy and the East African Region,” in P. Koutrakos and A. Skordas (eds.)The Law and Practice of Piracy at Sea: European and International Perspectives, (Oxford: Hart Publishing,2014), pp.249-265;
“Common Heritage of Mankind.” In Oxford Bibliographies in International Law. Ed. Tony Carty. New York: Oxford University Press, (June 30, 2014)(10,000 words essay – a publication on invitation),
“International Straits, Compulsory Pilotage and the Protection of the Marine Environment”, in R. Caddell and D. R. Thomas (eds.), Shipping, Law and the Marine Environment: Emerging Challenges for the Modern Law of the Sea (London: Lawtext, 2013), pp.28-45;
Review Essay on Law of the Sea (10,000 words) in Robert Denemark(ed.) International Studies Compendium, Volume VIII (2010, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing), pp. 4839-4855.

IV. Other Papers
“A ‘new frontier’ for mining? Time for Africa’s engagement with deep seabed mining” [Online] International Bar Association, Public Law Committee newsletter, August 2017,
“Africa’s Lomé Charter on maritime security: what are the next steps?” July 2017 [Online]. Available at:
“United Nations Secretary-General Appointment Process: Time for a Female Secretary-General?”, Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Quarterly Newsletter issue 3 2014.

Updated February, 2019