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Professor Solomon Salako

School of Law
0151 291 3856
Arts and Humanities

I attended Methodist Boys' High School ,Lagos,Nigeria. I was educated at the University of London where I was awarded the Bachelor of Laws,the Master of Laws and the Master of Philosophy in Jurisprudence. I am a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.I was called to the Bar on 16th July 1979. I have been an academic from 1984 to date. I have taught law at Olabisi Onabanjo University ( formerly Ogun Sate University,Nigeria),Leeds Metropolitan University and Liverpool John Moores University. I was the Editor of Liverpool Law Review from 1992 - 1994.I am currently  Professorial Fellow in the School of Law and Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies  at Liverpool Hope University. I teach Jurisprudence and Legal Theory,Medical Law and International Biomedical Law and Ethics in the School of Law  at Liverpool Hope University. My research interests are in  Criminal Law, Evidence,Philosophy, Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, Human Rights,International Law,International Relations and International Biomedical Law and Ethics, on which topics I have written numerous books and articles. My best known recent publications include "Strict Criminal Liability:A Violation of the Convention?"[2006] 70(6) Journal of Criminal Law 531 - 549, "The Council of Europe Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine: A new look at international biomedical law and ethics"(2008) 27 Medicine and Law 339 - 356,"The UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights:Protecting Future Generations and the Quest for a Global Consensus"(2008) 27 Medicine and Law 805 - 823,"Research Ethics Committee and Community Values:Devlin,Dworkin,Hart and Beyond"(2010)29 Medicine and Law 37-50," Informed Consent under the European Convention on Biomedicine and the Universal Declaration on Bioethics" (2011) 30 Medicine and Law 101-113, "Agrobiotechnology,Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Traditional Knowledge"(2012)20(2) African Journal of International and Comparative Law 318 - 332," Civil Wars and the Right to Self-Determination",International Law Research,Vol.2,No.1,2013 : 129-144,The UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples' Rights : An Appraisal,Ventus Publishing,Denmark,2014,available at, " Forcible Protection of Nationals Abroad and Humanitarian Intervention : Might or Right?",International Law Research,Vol.5,No.1,2016:152-167," Climate Change ,Environmental Security and Global Justice",International Law Research,Vol.6,No.1,2017 : 119-131 and " Entitlement to Islands,Rocks and Low-Tide Elevations in the South China Sea : Geoeconomics versus  Rule of Law",International Law Research,Vol.7,No.1,2018 : 247-259. I  am a consultant on Bioethics,Biotechnology and Medical Law. I am also a Member of the Society of Legal Scholars.