CRS is pleased to welcome Dr. Aderomola Adeola as the CRS Assistant Director for 2021-22.
Aderomola specializes in the fields of migration, refugee studies, human rights and internal displacement. She has contributed significantly to discussions in these fields through academic publications, advocacy and policy development. She led the Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacement in Africa (GENIDA) and lectured at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and McGill University in Canada where she was previously a Steinberg Fellow in International Migration Law and Policy. She co-led the expert team in the drafting of the African Commission’s General Comment on the Right to Free Movement of Persons in Africa (article 12(1) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights). She has also published in her areas of specialization and some of her contributions (monographs and edited/co-edited works) include: The Internally Displaced Person in International Law (Edward Elgar, 2020), The Art of Human Rights: Commingling Art, Human Rights and the Law in Africa (Springer, 2020) and Compliance with international human rights law in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2021).
In the CRS Assistant Director role, Aderomola will be leading the 2022 Summer Course on Refugees and Forced Migration, assist with CRS administration, and pursue a research project.