We will be joined by lawyer, musician, and activist Adejoké Babington-Ashaye. Currently Senior Counsel at the World Bank and Wasserstein Fellow-in-Residence at Harvard Law School, Babington-Ashaye has served as an investigator at the International Criminal Court and worked on the settlement of state disputes at the International Court of Justice. Her career has included campaigning for the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa. At Harvard, she is researching the investigation and prosecution of conflict-related sexual violence as acts of terrorism. She holds an LL.B. from the University of Buckingham and an LL.M. in Public International Law from the London School of Economics.
Babington-Ashaye is also a singer-songwriter. Her 2016 debut, Adejoké, blends jazz, soul, gospel, and R&B with the musical traditions of her native Nigeria and of other African cultures. In addition, she performs with SongRise, a Washington, DC-based women's social justice a cappella group.
We will learn more about Babington-Ashaye's career path and be treated to some of her music!
Adejoké Babington-Ashaye is a versatile lawyer with over sixteen years of experience in public international law, human rights, international criminal law and the judicial settlement of disputes. She is actively engaged in the provision of technical support and training for national prosecution and investigation of international crimes. Currently Senior Counsel at the World Bank and Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Human Rights Program, Adejoké has worked at the International Court of Justice on the settlement of state disputes and at the International Criminal Court as an investigator. Her background includes campaigning for the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa, investigating human rights violations in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, and conducting human rights policy research at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. She is the co-editor and author of International Criminal Investigations: Law and Practice. Adejoké holds an LLB from the University of Buckingham and an LLM in Public International Law from the London School of Economics. She is a qualified Attorney in the State of New York and a musician activist with SongRise DC - a Washington, DC based women's social justice a cappella group that uses its music to inspire the fight for social change.
Sponsored by SJI. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options will be available. If you have further dietary restrictions, email Diana Pedi at [email protected] at least two business days prior to the event, and we will do our best to accommodate them.