A legal practitioner to human rights has declared a Nigerian human rights lawyer, Mr. Adeola Austin Oyinlade, winner of the International Bar Association (IBA) award for outstanding contribution for 2018.
The prestigious award was presented to him at this year’s IBA conference in Rome, Italy.
Oyinlade, the first Nigerian and second in Africa to win the award, emerged winner ahead of other finalists from many countries across the world.
Each year, IBA presents the award to an outstanding lawyer in the field of human rights law.
The IBA has a membership of over 80,000 lawyers and 195 bar associations and law societies spanning all continents across the globe.
Oyinlade has distinguished himself through his courageous stand for human rights and his pro-bono legal services to the poor in Nigeria.