Roland is an accomplished international law expert who has practiced in various international criminal justice institutions within the United Nations system for the last 20 years. He has taught international law in numerous universities in Africa, Europe and North America. He left the United Nations Organisation in July 2009 following which he joined Arcadia University where he currently serves as the Academic Director of that institutions’ overseas post-graduate programme in law. He is also the Founding Partner of Études Vihodé, a leading law firm in the Republic of Benin which specialises in all aspects of international law. Études Vihodé formed an alliance with Charles Anthony LLP in 2009. Appearing with Charles Adeogun-Phillips of Charles Anthony LLP, Roland between 2011 and 2013, represented The Right Rev Christopher Mtikila, the outspoken Tanzanian opposition politician before the African Court on Human and People’s Rights, in a landmark and precedent setting case against the United Republic of Tanzania, wherein the plaintiff successfully challenged the constitutional prohibition against independent candidature for election into public office, as a violation of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights. Roland has lectured on various aspects of public international law, including international criminal law, international human rights law, labour law, and International civil service law. He currently runs various research projects under the auspices of the African Foundation for International Law. For over a decade, Roland has served as the editorial assistant of the African Yearbook of International Law.
1996 Masters Degree in Public Law, France 1996 Masters Degree in Political Science, France 1997 Diploma in International Legal Studies, France 1997 Post-Graduate Diploma in African Studies, option Political Science, France 2000 Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Rights, France
Areas of Practice
Public International Law International Criminal Law International Human Rights