Ugochukwu Ezeh holds an MPhil in Law with Distinction from the University of Oxford where he studied as a Weidenfeld-Hoffman scholar. Prior to this he was awarded the BCL degree at Oxford in 2015 as an Annenberg supported Weidenfeld-Oxford scholar. In 2012, he earned his Bachelor of Laws degree with first class honours from the University of Lagos where he graduated at the top of his class.
Ugo has worked on research projects commissioned by organisations such as the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee of the House of Commons in the United Kingdom. He interned for the World Economic Forum on Africa in 2014, and also worked as an associate with Simmons Cooper Partners in Lagos, Nigeria.
Through his involvement with public interest law, Ugo seeks to foster greater respect for human rights, promote transparency and accountability in government, and help tackle some of the developmental challenges confronting our world today. In 2015, he received commendation from Amnesty International for his contributions to human rights campaigns in Nigeria. Whilst studying at Oxford, he served as Deputy Chair of Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) an organisation affiliated with the Oxford Law Faculty and dedicated to the promotion of public interest law.
Following the completion of his MPhil, he currently holds an Oxford Human Rights Hub traveling research fellowship tenable in Rhodes University, South Africa