Staff Profile


Dr Chisa Onyejekwe

Senior Lecturer

School: School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing

Campus: Canterbury

Tel: 01227 923806

Profile summary

Chisa joined the Law School from the Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, where she taught as a fixed-term lecturer on the Law undergraduate programme. Graduating in 2005 from the Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, she was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2006. Chisa has an LLM in International Commercial Law (2011) and a PhD in Law (International Tax Law 2017) from The Law School at Robert Gordon University Aberdeen. As a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, she has previously practised as a solicitor to financial institutions in Lagos Nigeria.

Research and knowledge exchange

Research Expertise

African Union Law particularly regional integration
Sustainable Development,
International Tax Law
Human Rights

Current PhD Students

Zaherah Saghir : Justification of Appellate Tribunals in Investor-State Arbitration

Emo Pearce- Woking title : The promotion and protection of Socio-Economic Rights under the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights: Prospects and Challenges in Nigeria.

Supervision proposals

Chisa welcomes enquiries from those wishing to read for a PhD degree in any of the areas where she has research interests. These include sustainable development in developing countries, African union law and regional integration, women’s rights in developing countries and International Tax law amongst others.

Teaching and subject expertise

Undergraduate: Employment Law, Public Law, Revenue Law, Business law, International Human Rights.

PostGraduate: Cross Border Transactions, Case Study Reserach and Reserach Methods

Publications and research outputs


C Onyejekwe, Legal uncertainties and foreign direct investment: a case study of Nigeria. 2018 29 (2) I.C.C.L.R. 2018, 29 (2). pp. 124-138.

C Onyejekwe, Corporate tax as a utility for economic growth: challenges of compliance and enforcement in Nigeria I.C.C.L.R. 2018, 29(7), 449-463.

Book Chapters: 

Adaeze Okoye and Chisa Onyejekwe, “Law’s Ethics and Sustainability: Corporate Tax and Sustainable Social Structures” in Sustainability and the Humanities W Leal Filho, AC McCrea eds. Springer 2018.

C Onyejekwe, Rebalancing Double Tax Treaties in Favour of African States in Tom Mortimer & Chrispas Nyombi, “Rebalancing International Investment Agreements in Favour of Host States” (Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing, 2018) ISBN 9780854902613.

Book Reviews: 

C Onyejekwe, International investment law and the right to regulate: a human rights perspective The Law Teacher, 2018 Taylor & Francis. 


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