Favour Offia

Name - Favour Offia
 
Email - f.offia1@nuigalway.ie
 
PhD Research Topic - Rights and Regulation of labour migration in Kenya and Uganda: A critical Third World Approach to human trafficking on the East Africa – Middle East migration corridor.
 
Supervisor - Professor Siobhán Mullally 
 
Research Interests - Migration, Human Trafficking, Labour Migration, Refugee Law, Peace Operations, International Humanitarian Law
 
Academic Background
 
  • Bsc International Law and Diplomacy - 2014
  • LLM Peace Operations, Humanitarian Law and Conflict - 2018
 
Relevant Experience
  • Community Service Volunteer - National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and IDPs (NCFRMI) Lagos Zonal Office, Nigeria. 201
  • Legal Research and Administrative Assitiant - Department of International and Comparative Law, Federal Ministry of Justice, Abuja, Nigeria, 2014 - 2015.
  • Campaigner - Oxfam Ireland 2019
  • Research Assistant - Irish Centre for Human Rights 2019 - 2020.
 
Publications
  • Favour Offia, Human Trafficking in Uganda: Law, Policy and Practice, (2020), Policy Brief, Irish Centre for Human Rights Working Paper. NUI Galway, Ireland.
  • Favour Offia, The Impact of COVID-19 on Human Trafficking in Uganda, (2020), Policy Brief, Irish Centre for Human Rights Working Paper. NUI Galway, Ireland.
  • Favour Offia, Child Trafficking in Uganda, (2020), Policy Brief, Irish Centre for Human Rights Working Paper. NUI Galway, Ireland.
  • Favour Offia, Human Trafficking in Kenya, (2020), Policy Brief, Irish Centre for Human Rights Working Paper. NUI Galway, Ireland.
 
Blogs
  • Favour Offia, “How Uganda has dealt with Human Trafficking” RTÉ Brainstorm, 20th February 2020.
  • Favour Offia, “20 Years After Palermo Protocol: Towards a stronger East African regional anti-trafficking framework” Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, 12th May 2020.
  • Favour Offia, “The 2020 US TIP Report: An Assessment of Uganda” Irish Centre for Human Rights Blog, 6th July 2020. 
Conferences 
  • 13th Trinity College Dublin Law Student Colloquium - 6th February 2021: Examining the implementation of Uganda's Labour Externalisation Policy as a response to transnational human trafficking for labour exploitation along the Uganda- GCC migration corridor. 
  • 20th Annual Irish Centre for Human Rights Doctoral Seminar 10th - 14th May 2021: An Assessment of the Impact of Uganda's Labour Externalisation Programme on Countering Transnational Human Trafficking for Labour Exploitation along the Uganda - Middle East labour migration corridor. 
Scholarships - PhD Studentship (Established Professor of Law Start-up Fund) NUI Galway, Irish Centre for Human Rights. October 2020 – September 2021.