Ndjodi Ndeunyema

Research Director

Dr Ndjodi Ndeunyema completed his DPhil in Law research on the human right to water under the Namibian Constitution, with a comparative and International Law approach, under the supervision of Prof Sandra Fredman. He was a Daube Law Scholar at Linacre College, Oxford and was awarded the Oxford Law Faculty Scholarship.

Ndjodi previously completed three Oxford Masters degrees: the MPhil in Law as an Africa-Linacre Scholar, the BCL and the MSc in Criminology as a Rhodes Scholar. Ndjodi’s MSc Dissertation, awarded with distinction, was a top-10 shortlist for the John Sunley Prize to celebrate impact and excellence in post-graduate research into penal issues in the UK. He also completed his undergraduate law (LLB and B.Juris, as the best graduating student) degrees at the University of Namibia, where he won the All African Human Rights Moot Court in 2012, a first for Namibia, amongst other moot court achievements.

At present, Ndjodi is both a Modern Law Review Early Career Fellow and an Africa-Oxford Collaborative Fellow based at the Oxford Human Rights Hub, where he is also Research Director and serves as founding Editor of the University of Oxford Human Rights Hub Journal. He was Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal over a period of 3 years and was previously a Research Officer with Oxford Pro Bono Publico.

Ndjodi has published in various reputable peer-reviewed law journals, most recently including the Michigan Journal of International Law, the African Journal of Law, the Global Journal of Comparative Law, the Namibia Law Journal, and the South African Journal of Criminal Justice. Ndjodi has also co-authored a textbook on ‘The Law of Pre-Trial Criminal Procedure in Namibia’ in 2014.

Ndjodi has served as Legal Intern at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Tanzania, as Legal Officer with the Law Reform and Development Commission of Namibia, and completed a brief clerkship at the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He was also the 2017-18 President of the Oxford University Africa Society.

Ndjodi was awarded the 2020 Thomas Linacre Studentship, which is annually awarded to two Linacre College students who have made an ‘individual contribution to College life sufficiently outstanding to merit this recognition’. He was also runner-up for the Oxford Students Union Special Recognition Award 2020 for his work in building community relations between Oxford and his College, Linacre, and Isis Prison for Youth Offenders in London.