Philomena Chinwe Uwandu

Philomena Chinwe Uwandu

Legal Advisor
Federal Government of Nigeria

In her capacity as legal advisor, Chinwe counsels the Federal Government of Nigeria and its agencies and overseas missions on a diverse and complex range of legal issues. She also represents Nigeria at bilateral and multilateral meetings, at sub-regional, regional, and international levels, and participates in the negotiation and preparation of bilateral and multilateral treaties and other agreements. As Lead Counsel to Nigeria’s Human Rights Violations Investigation Commission, Chinwe uncovered crimes and gross human rights violations during thirty years of military dictatorship in Nigeria. She also prosecuted criminal cases on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, and defended the Federal Government in many civil cases. Prior to going into law, Chinwe taught English Language and Literature in Lagos, and worked as an Education Officer in the Federal Ministry of Education.

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