The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) now has a new Director General. He is Prof. Muhammed Tawfiq Ladan.
Professor Ladan has 32 years (1987-2019) experience in teaching, research, publications, mentorship and supervision at the Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
He is the immediate past Director, Legislative Support Services at the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, National Assembly, Abuja.
Prof. Ladan has in the last 22 years represented Nigeria as a Human Rights expert in the defence of Nigeria’s periodic country reports at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and Geneva, at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris; African Human Rights Commission in the Gambia and at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has also consulted widely for UN agencies and the ECOWAS Commission in Nigeria.
He is a member of the Nigerian Council for Legal Education, World Jurists Association, Washington DC, USA; IUCN Academy of and Commission on Environmental Law; a Hubert Humphrey Fellow, USA, and member, Nigerian Society of International Law, among others.
Prof. Ladan is the Deputy Chair, National Committee on the Implementation of International Humanitarian Law Treaties (IHL) and the National Committee on the Justice Sector Reform Implementation Committee (2011-to date). He was born in Kano on March 24, 1960.