Mr. Okereke Chinwike is an International Human Rights and Development Law Expert from Nigeria with over 10 years professional experience in the areas of Drug Law and Policy Reform, Security Sector Governance/Reform, Criminal Justice Sector Reform, Business and Human Rights/Corporate Accountability, Health and Human Rights, Law and Sustainable Development, and Gender Justice/Women and Child’s Human Rights Protection.
Mr. Chinwike is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of African Law Foundation (AFRILAW), a development law NGO with HQ in Abuja, Nigeria; and also Founder and National Coordinator of Men United for Gender Justice in Nigeria Initiative (MenUnited). He is the National Focal Point of the West African Drug Policy Network (WADPN) Nigeria Chapter and also the National Legal Adviser of the Community Intervention Network on Drugs (CIND), Nigeria. He is a member of many national and international professional associations and CSOs networks and coalitions.
Mr. Chinwike holds a LLM in International Human Rights Law from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), and Post-Graduate Diploma in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Nigeria Enugu Campus (UNEC), Enugu, Nigeria; and have participated in many local and international advanced training courses including the Africa Regional Legal Training on Health and Human Rights from Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), South Africa and the West Africa Executive Course on Human Rights and Drug Policy from Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.
Mr. Okereke Chinwike was the Country Expert Reviewer for the Country review of the draft Model Drug Law for West Africa for the West African Commission of Drugs (WACD), West African Drug Policy Network (WADPN) and International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) UK; and the Research Consultant for the Survey on Problems Drug Use in Nigeria and Key Informant in Anambra, Imo and Abia States for the Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse (CRISA) supported by UNODC/EU. In 2021, he led AFRILAW to conduct a survey on the Torture and Ill-Treatment against people who use drugs in Nigeria and the first CSOs submission of “Shadow Report on Torture and Ill-Treatment against people who use drugs in Nigeria” to the UN Committee against Torture (UNCAT) in Nigeria in partnership with the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) UK.