Human Rights ND Speaker Series


Location: B036 Geddes Hall

Jespa Ajereboh

A Synopsis of Human Rights and Elections in Africa

Jespa Ajereboh

LL.M. Program in International Human Rights Law

The Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights is proud to support this speaker series, presented by HumanRights ND. The HumanRightsND speaker series brings human rights advocates, current master’s students in the LL.M. Program in International Human Rights Law, together with the wider Notre Dame community for informal presentations on current topics in regional human rights.

Jespa Ajereboh Tichock trained in the Nigerian Law School and is a member of the Cameroon and Nigerian Bar Associations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geography, a post-graduate diploma in political science, a bachelor’s degree in law, and a post-graduate diploma in law from the Universities of Yaounde I and II in Cameroon. Ajereboh is a summer attendee of The Hague Academy of International Law in The Hague, Netherlands, and the Salzburg Summer Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law, and Human Rights Law in Austria. He is also an international elections expert, affiliated with the African Union Commission (AUC), The Carter Center and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI). For the past 12 years, he has participated in international election observation missions in Nigeria (2007, 2011, 2015), Ghana (2008), Myanmar (2015), Somalia (2016), Kenya (2017), Liberia (2017), Sierra Leone (2018) and Malawi (2019), working with electoral stakeholders on best practices to advance democracy and human rights. Ajereboh is interested in the implications of human rights issues for elections, democracy, peace and security, good governance, the rule of law, self-determination, terrorism, and development.