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Critical perspectives research led teaching




Public and Private International Law (International Courts and Tribunals; Arbitration; international commercial law, Land/Maritime boundary and territorial Disputes, Air and Space Law, and Anticorruption Law. Other areas of academic interest include, International Economic law, Immigration and Asylum law; constitutional law, criminal justice, Scientific/Technological Issues in Policing. See further

Major research project

2011-2012: "Mechanisms to Prevent and Resolve Border Disputes in Africa". Research currently conducted on behalf of the African Union Border Programme and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

2008: The Implementation of the Judgment in Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria: Equatorial Guinea intervening (1994-2002) Research conducted under the auspices of the University of Cambridge, Lauterpacht Centre of International Law.

2001-2002: "A Report Into The Evidentiary Issues Arising From The Proposed Use Of The Satellite Based Vehicle Monitoring System And Electronic Logbooks In The Fishcam Project Within The European Union" A report written for the European Union 'Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources Fisheries Computer Aided Management (FishCAM) Project' completed in August 2002.

Some examples of Gbenga's media appearances are here.

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Oduntan, G. (2017). Prescriptive strategies to combat corruption within the administration of justice sector in Nigeria. Journal of Money Laundering Control [Online] 20:35-51. Available at:
Oduntan, G. (2016). The 'Reimaginarium' of Lex Mercatoria: Critique of the Geocentric Theory about the Origins and Episteme of the Lex Mercatoria. Manchester Journal of International Economic Law 13:63-80.
Oduntan, G. (2016). Legal consequences for disregard of the world court's decision and the continuing construction of a wall in the occupied palestinian territory. Romanian Journal of International Law [Online]. Available at:
Oduntan, G. (2016). Aspects of the International Legal Regime Concerning Privatization and Commercialisation of Space Activities. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs [Online] 17:79-90. Available at:
Oduntan, G. (2014). Security, Policing and other Emergency Applications of Nigeria's Space Program within the context of International Space Law. Nigerian Journal of Air and Space Law.
Oduntan, G. (2011). Repatriation of Africa: Imperative of the African Union Boundary Programme Within Contemporary International Law and Practice. African Journal of Law and Criminology [Online] 1:140-203. Available at:
Oduntan, G. (2011). International Moral Legalism and the Competence over Prosecution of Corruption Crimes. African Journal of Law and Criminology [Online] 1:78-99. Available at:
Oduntan, G. (2010). C.I.F. Gatwick' and Other Such Nonsense Upon Stilts: Incoterms and the Law, Jargon and Practice of International Business Transactions. International Company and Commercial Law Review 21:214-223.
Book section
Oduntan, G. (2015). Fisheries in the European Union. in: Vaughan, D., Robertson, A. and Yevgenyeva, A. eds. Law of the European Union. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Oduntan, G. (2013). International Spaces: legal and moral basis of the common heritage principle in space law. in: de Feyeter, K. ed. Globalization and Common Responsibilities of States. Ashgate.
Oduntan, G. (2015). International Boundary Disputes in Africa. Oxford: Routledge.
Oduntan, G. (2013). Progressive, technological, policy and legal regime for the utilization of space solution for effective peace human safety and national security. Obafemi Awolowo University Press.
Oduntan, G. (2012). Sovereignty, Jurisdiction, in the Airspace and Outer space: Legal Criteria for Spatial Delimitation. Oxford: Routledge.
Oduntan, G. (2011). Sovereignty and Jurisdiction in Airspace and Outer Space: Legal Criteria for Spatial Delimitation. [Online]. London: Routledge-Cavendish. Available at:
Internet publication
Oduntan, G. (2015). Why new drone laws need to be implemented [Online]. Available at:
Oduntan, G. (2015). Grandiose Plans To Finally Map Out Africa: Motion Without Movement? [Online]. Available at:
Oduntan, G. (2015). Gibraltar's contested waters: it's time to settle this unedifying spat [Online]. Available at:
Oduntan, G. (2015). Why Nigeria's plans for a dream Eldorado city are not radical enough [Online]. Available at:
Oduntan, G. (2015). Nigeria and corruption: what President Buhari must do to tackle it [Online]. Available at:
Oduntan, G. (2015). The age of drones has arrived quicker than the laws that govern them [Online]. Available at:
Oduntan, G. (2015). MH17 report leaves questions unanswered, and casts a light on the state of international law [Online]. Available at:
Oduntan, G. (2015). Africa's border disputes are set to rise – but there are ways to stop them [Online]. Available at:
Oduntan, G. (2015). Is space tourism travelling faster than space law? [Online]. Available at:
Oduntan, G. (2015). Who owns space? US asteroid-mining act is dangerous and potentially illegal [The Conversation]. Available at:
Oduntan, G. (2015). Buhari's cabinet: solid choices, but too few women and too elitist [The Conversation]. Available at:
Oduntan, G. (2014). New treaty needed to clarify use of drones [Blog]. Available at:
Oduntan, G. (2013). Nigeria's Long Drawn Battle Against Cybercrime [Online]. Available at:
Oduntan, G. (2016). Bakassi Resolved: The Final Delimitation and Demarcation of the Boundary Between Cameroon and Nigeria. Lagos: Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.
Oduntan, G. (2015). Is the Lex Mercatoria still applicable to 21st century commercial contracts. International Company and Commercial Law Review [Online]. Available at:
Oduntan, G. (2015). Implications of emerging satellite imagery of ancient African relict boundary walls. Leiden Journal of International Law [Online]. Available at:
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Teaching and Supervision

Undergraduate module

  • International Business Transactions

Postgraduate modules

  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Laws of the Maritime, Air and Outer Spaces


  • International Commercial Law
  • Public International Law
  • International Arbitration
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Other Academic Activities

Professional Societies

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Nigerian Bar Association (Barrister and Solicitor)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) (Barrister and Solicitor)

External Appointments

  • Expert/Consultant African Union Border Programme 2008 - Present
  • External Examiner International Commercial Law, The Law School, University of Bedfordshire
  • Member and Legal Adviser United Nations, Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission
  • Liason Officer to the Nigerian Bar Association in the United Kingdom


  • Member of the University Senate
  • Member of the Kent Law School International Committteee


  • Ph.D in Law (Kent), MA (Law and Diplomacy), LLB (Hons), BL (Hons), BA (Hons) (ACIArb)
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