Major Dr. Buba Bojang

The Nippon Foundation Lecturer

    Dr Buba Bojang is currently The Nippon Foundation Lecturer on Global Ocean Governance at The IMO-International Maritime Law Institute, Malta. Dr Bojang worked as a State Counsel at The Attorney General Chamber and Ministry of Justice of the Gambia (2007 – 2012), and Legal Officer of the Gambia Armed Forces (2007 – 2013).

    He obtained LL.B and B.L. from Nigeria (2006 and 2007 respectively). In June 2010, Dr Bojang obtained Advanced Diploma in Military Law Development programme from the United States Defense Institute of International Legal Studies, Newport, Rhode Island. He obtained LL.M. Degree with distinction from the IMO – International Maritime Law Institute, Malta (2011) and worked at the Gambia Maritime Administration as Legal Officer and Registrar (2011-2016). Dr Bojang attended the Nippon Foundation Programme (Nippon Fellow) on Training and Capacity Building on Dispute Settlement under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea at the International Tribunal for Law of the Sea, Hamburg (2012 – 2013). He was the Course Director, Africa Accountability Colloquium (San Remo 2014).

    Dr Bojang recently completed his PhD studies at the School of Law, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. (His thesis, entitled The Status and Expanding Role of Joint Development Agreements in International Law) He was awarded the City of Aberdeen Quincentenary Prize for Achievement at the University of Aberdeen (May 2015).

    His most recent publications include ‘The Gambia and the Law of the Sea in Patrick Vrancken and Martin Tsamenyi (Eds) Law of the Sea: The African Union and its Member States (JUTA Law 2017); ‘The Relationship between Economic Exploitation and Management: An Analysis of the Continental Shelf Regime’ in Patrick Chaumette (ed) Economic challenge and new maritime risks management: What blue growth? (2017), and ‘Protection of civilians in armed conflicts in West Africa’ in Dan Kuwali and Frans Viljoen (eds) By all means necessary: Protecting civilians and preventing mass atrocities in Africa (Pretoria University Law Press 2017).