With the inclusion of access to energy in the sustainable development goals, the role of energy to human existence was finally recognized. Yet, in Africa, this achievement is far from realized. Omorogbe and Ordor bring together experts in their fields to ask what is stalling progress, examining problems from institutions catering to vested interests at the continent's expense, to a need to develop vigorous financial and fiscal frameworks. The ramifications and complications of energy law are labyrinthine: this volume discusses how energy deficits can burden disabled people, women, and children in excess of their more fortunate counterparts, as well as considering environmental issues, including the delicate balance between the necessity of water for drinking and cleaning and the use of water in industrial processes. A pivotal work of scholarship, the book poses pressing questions for energy law and international human rights.
About the Author
Yinka Omorogbe, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Edo State, Nigeria, Ada Ordor, Associate Professor, University of Cape Town Professor Omorogbe started her legal career as a legal practitioner in the law firm of Solomon Asemota & Co. in 1980 and later joined the Faculty of Law, University of Benin as a lecturer. She moved to the University of Lagos as a Senior lecturer, where she remained until her appointment as a professor of law of the University of Ibadan. She was Dean of the Faculty of Law and was appointed as Secretary to the Corporation and Legal Adviser of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. She is currently a research professor at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Abuja, Nigeria. Prof Omorogbe has several publications, including books, monographs, book chapters, and articles in leading international journals. She is also a regular speaker at workshops and conferences internationally and within Nigeria. Professor Ordor completed an LLB (Hons) at the University of Jos, was admitted to the Nigerian bar, and practised in the law office of Dr. Ibik in Enugu. She then worked as a Programme Officer in two non-profits, while studying the LLM at the University of Nigeria. She was appointed to a teaching position at the Nigerian Law School, awarded a PhD at the University of Cape Town, and took up a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Institute of Development and Labour Law, UCT. She has held visiting fellowships at the African Gender Institute, UCT, the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies, Centre for Civil Society Studies, and is a 2009 international fellowship alumna of the American Association of University Women. She was appointed Director of the newly established Centre for Comparative Law in Africa.