Akinbola, Bukola Ruth

Akinbola, Bukola Ruth



LL.B (Hons) (Ibadan), LL.M. (OAU, Ile Ife), Ph.D. (Ibadan)



Senior Lecturer




Area of Specialization: Environmental and Development Law, International Human Rights, especially Rights of Persons with Disability

Contact: [email protected]; [email protected]


Office: Room 3, ETF Office Complex, Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. 

Room 3, First Floor, ETF Office building, Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.


Tel: 234-8034943746; 08179390060

Current Research Projects:

i) A comparative study of the rights of women and children with disabilities in Nigeria and some select jurisdictions

ii) Use of the environment as a weapon of war: Review of applicable laws

iii) Review of Laws for the protection of children with disabilities in Nigeria



      (b)   Chapters in Books already published:


1. Akinbola, B. R. 2004. Adolescents, Poverty and the Constitution in I.A.

Nwazuoke, O.A. Bamgbose, and O.A. Moronkola (eds.), Contemporary Issues and Researches on Adolescents, Ibadan: Royal People (Nig.) Ltd. Network for Health Education and Welfare of Special People, pp. 72-86. ISBN978-36668-7-8.

2. Akinbola, B. R. 2007. Human Rights Abuses: The State of the Nigerian Child

in J.A. Yakubu, O.A. Moronkola, and G. O. Sokoya (eds.) The Abused and the      Society, Ibadan: Royal People (Nig.) Ltd. Ibadan. pp. 39-52. ISBN 978-36668-8-6.


3. Akinbola, B. R. 2009. Rights of the Nurse in the context of HIV/AIDS under the

law in Nigeria in Adejumo P.O. and Adejumo A.O. (Eds.), Current trends and issues in Nursing in Nigeria. Ibadan: Ibadan University Press, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, pp. 95-112. ISBN 978-978-8414-OO-1.


4. Akintayo, J. O. A. & Akinbola, B. R. 2012.  Legal and Regulatory Reforms to

Enhance the Nigerian Environment, in Ivbijaro, F.A. & Akintola, F. (eds.) Sustainable Environmental Management in Nigeria, 2nd Ed. Ibadan BookBuilders Editions Africa, pp. 363 -407. ISBN 973-978-921-020-6.


5. Akinbola B. R. 2015. Enhancing Equal Access to Quality education in Nigeria

through a human rights-based approach in A. O. Moronkola, O.O. Kolawole,   B.O. Asagba, J.O. Osiki and A.O. Jaiyeoba (Eds). Educational Theory and Practice Across Disciplines (Projecting Beyond the 21st Century) pp. 122-148. ISBN 978-978-946-490-6 (Nigeria).


(e) Articles that have already appeared in Learned Journals


6. Akinbola, B. R. 2002. Some Incidents of Family Property under

            Customary Law in Nigeria University of Ibadan Journal of Private and

            Business Law, Vol. 3, 64-75. 


7. Akinbola, B. R. 2005. The Nigerian Pension Reform Act 2004 – Rights and   

Duties of the Worker, Ibadan Bar Journal Vol. 4, No. 2, 206-214.


                 8. Akinbola, B. R. 2006. Islamic Law as an Aspect of Customary Law- A

Call for Review University of Ibadan Journal of Private and Business Law. Vol. 5, 186-198.


    9. Akinbola B. R. 2008. The Law and disability discrimination in Nigeria,       

International Journal of Law and Contemporary Studies. Vol. 3 No. 1&2, 173-198.


   10. Akinbola B. R. 2009. Waste management and environmental international law:

Emerging trends and implication in Nigeria, International Journal of Environmental Issues. Vol. 6 Nos. 1&2, 82-99.


   11. Akinbola B. R. 2010. The right to inclusive education for persons with

Disabilities in Nigeria: Meeting the needs and challenges of children with disabilities. African Human Rights Law Journal (AHRLJ) Vol. 10, 457-477.


   12. Akinbola B. R. 2010: Employer’s Duties at Common Law and under Statutes:

Some Reflections, Labour Law Review Nigerian Journal of Labour Law &       Industrial Relations Vol. 4 No. 2, 53 – 72.


  13. Akinbola, B. R. 2010. Legal Aid Scheme in Nigeria: Any Deference in Access to

Justice For Persons with Disabilities? University of Ibadan Journal of Public and International Law, (UIPLJ) Vol. 1, 49-71.


    14. Akinbola B. R. and Chijioke C., 2011. Environmental Right and Human

Rights Enforcement in Nigeria: Visiting the Nexus and a Call for Reform. Human

Rights Review, An International Human Rights Journal, Vol. 2 No. 2, 191-219.


   15. Akinbola B. R. 2011. Poverty and the realization of the Millennium Development

Goals: Disability rights as the missing Link. East African Journal of Peace &    Human Rights. Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC) Vol. 17, No. 2, 532-550, Makerere University.


  16. Akinbola B. R. 2012. Paradigm Shifts in Disability Models and Human Rights, The  

East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights, Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC) Vol. 18 No. 2, 300-315 Makerere University.


  17. Akinbola B. R. 2013. Human Rights and the Environment: Linkages in the Nigerian

Context, University of Ibadan Faculty of Law Journal, UNIBLJ, Vol.  3, 69-94.


  18. Akinbola B. R & Onifade T. 2013. Legal and Administrative Remedies in

Environmental Law in Nigeria: Reform Proposition, Afe Babalola University Law   Journal, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD Law Journal), Vol. 1 No. 1,320-352.


  19. Akinbola B. R. and Afinotan Uremisan, 2014. A Review of Laws for

Sustainable Environmental Management in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector, University of Ibadan Journal of Public and International Law, Vol. 4, 147 – 161.


20. Akinbola B. R. May 2015. Quantitative Assessment of provisions for the Right to

Access to Educational of Persons with Disabilities, African Journal of Cross –

Cultural Psychology and Sports Facilitation, AJCPSF, vol. 17. 


(f)  Books, Chapters in Books and Articles already accepted for Publication.


  21. Akinbola B. R. and Odeyemi, O. T., 2015. The Precautionary Principle of

Environmental Law: An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth A Pound of Cure, The Justice Journal, Federal Ministry of Justice Journal, (Accepted for publication).


   22. Akinbola B. R. 2014. Educational Reforms for the actualization of the Rights of

Persons with Disabilities, International Journal of Emotional Psychology and Sports Ethics, IJEPSE, vol. 16.


               23. Akinbola B. R. June 2015. A Review and Call For Domestication of the United

Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Nigeria,    University of Ibadan Faculty of Law Journal, Vol. 4 (Accepted for publication)


 (g) Technical Reports and Monographs:


      24. Olayinka Omigbodun, Akinbola, B. R., Stella Kanu, 2007.     

ATLAS: Global Resources for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities: 2007. The

Montreal WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health at the Douglas University Institute in Mental Health, The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse of the World Health Organization – Geneva and the Lisette- Dupras and the West Montreal Readaptation Centres for Persons with Intellectual Disability, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland.