LL.B (Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria), BL (Nigerian Law School), LL.M (University of Geneva), LL.M (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam), Ph.D (Maastricht)
Dr. Kasim Balarabe has research interest in public international law, human rights, humanitarian law, refugee law, international criminal law and international security issues. He has more than a decade experience in academic, research, humanitarian, legal and policy development issues. He was an Associate at Aluko & Oyebode, one of the Nigeria’s foremost commercial law firms. He worked as a Principal Legal Officer with the Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Justice, was a former Special Assistant (Policy) to the Nigeria’s Federal Commissioner for Refugees and represented Nigeria as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly, New York. Dr. Balarabe also served as a Research Associate with Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG) Netherlands Office.
He has taught at Islamic University in Uganda and Kampala International University where he served as the Head, Department of Public and Comparative Law. Dr. Balarabe also served as an expert/resource person to several governmental and non-governmental organisations on matters concerning human rights, refugees and humanitarian law issues. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria; A Barrister at Law certificate from the Nigerian Law School; Master of Laws in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (University of Geneva, Switzerland); Master of Laws with specialisation in Law and Politics of International Security from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Netherlands and a Doctorate degree in Law from the Maastricht University Netherlands.
Dr. Balarabe has several publications and attended international trainings and conferences in Africa, Asia, Europe and United States. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, International Association of Refugee Law Judges and a Graduate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered).