Mrs. Maryam Uwais, MFR (Board Member)

Mrs. Maryam Uwais is the Principal Partner, Wali- Uwais & Co.a and Founder and Chairperson, Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative Ltd Gte. She is a member of the African Union Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and has served as a member of the Nigerian Human Rights Commission.

Mr. Femi Falana, SAN (Board Member)

Mr. Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, was  the President of the West Africa Bar Association and is  a recipient of the International Bar Association’s Bernard Simons memorial award in 2008. He is a prominent human rights advocate and respected member of the Nigerian Bar.

Ikem Isiekwena,
(Executive Director)

Ikem is the Executive Director of Justice Research Institute where he provides leadership on the organisation’s initiatives and strategic framework. In the last year, he has led the team to develop and execute initiatives for inclusive education for children in underserved communities amongst others. 

Ikem is a Partner at SimmonsCooper Partners. He holds an LLB from University of Benin and an LLM from King’s College, University of London. 

Ikem brings his years of experience as a seasoned lawyer, and advisor on socio-economic issues to his work at the Institute. Ikem is an extensive reader with an avid interest in history, innovation and data. He is the author of several published and unpublished socio-legal articles. 

Ikem is a member of the International Bar Association, Nigerian Bar Association, and Committee on Anti Trust and Competition Law.