Owen Moriba Momoh KaiCombey

Name: Owen Moriba Momoh KaiCombey

Email: owenmmkaicombey@gmail.com

PhD Research Topic: Constitutionalism and the Question of the ‘Colonial Deficit’ in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Empirical Study of Selected African States.

Supervisor: Dr. Kathleen Cavanaugh

 Academic Background:

PhD Candidate: Constitutional Law, National University of Ireland, Galway (2019)

LLB Hons, University of Liverpool, UK (2019)

MA International Relations, International University of Japan (2012)

MA Gender Studies, University of Sierra Leone (2006)

BA General, English Language and Political Science, University of Sierra Leone (2001)

Certificate in Advanced Legal Research (Westlaw UK, 2019)

Certificate in Legal Research (Lexis Nexis UK, 2019:)

 Research Interests:

 Constitutional Law, Public International Law, Regional Integration Law, Comparative Law and Politics, Jurisprudence, Public Policy Analysis, Social Justice and Nation-Building, Constitutional History and Governance in Post-Colonial Africa, International Political Economy, Gender, Human Rights and Development.

 Relevant Work Experience

Editor, University of Liverpool Law Review (2018/2019)

Ag. Senior Manager, Office of the Director General, National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT), Sierra Leone (2014-2017)

Public Relations Officer, National Social Security and Insurance Trust, Sierra Leone (2005-2014)

Part-Time Lecturer, Department of Leadership and Governance, Institute of Public Administration and Management, University of Sierra Leone (2012-2015)

Part-Time Lecturer, Department of English, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone (2002- 2005)

Lecturer, Department of English, Milton Margai College of Education and Technology, Sierra Leone (2001-2005)


 ‘ “Efficiency” As a Proxy for “Justice”? A Critique of Neo-Classicism’s Legal Efficiency Theory’ (Global Undergraduate Awards 2018)

‘Away from Audience Democracy, Towards Participatory Democracy for a New Sierra Leone’ (Sierra Leone Constitutional Review Report, 2016).

 ‘Exploring the Nexus Between Politics and Economics in the Quest for Regional Integration in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case Study of the Economic Community of West African States’ (International University of Japan, 2012).

‘The Role of Literature in the Campaign for Gender Equity: A Case Study of Selected African Novels.’ (University of Sierra Leone, 2006)

 Scholarships/ Awards

Hardiman Research Scholarship 2019 (NUIG)

Law Extra 2018 & 2019 (University of Liverpool)

Highly Commended Entrant, Law Category (Global Undergraduate Awards, 2018)

Joint Japan/ World Bank Graduate Scholarship 2010 (International University of Japan)