Biography

Prior to his PhD studentship at the University of Liverpool, Brian worked at the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) global headquarters in Nairobi as a Housing Rights and Human Rights Officer. He has an LL.M (with Distinction) in International Human Rights Law from the University of Liverpool.

Research

Brian's research is on a critique of the right to adequate housing in the Global South using the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) school of thought. The research recognises that the right to adequate housing as it currently exists in international law with its seven component model is impractical and unrealistic in the Third World and that even though a plethora of countries in the Third World are signatories to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, proliferation of slums and forced evictions, the most egregious violation of the right to adequate housing, are still prevalent. Brian's research aims to use its findings to inform the efforts aimed at addressing the proliferation of slums and forced evictions in the Global South.

Theis title

A Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) Critique of the Right to Adequate Housing: Towards an Alternative Legal Edifice as a Solution to the Proliferation of Slums and Forced Evictions in the Global South