BiographyDr. Kajit JP grew up in a 'Nigerian' society scarred by recurrent ethnic and religious tensions which often became violent in repeat circles. The drive to find effective and implementable solutions inspired his academic and career choices through Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and the Nigerian Law School. This drive inspired his decision to specialise in Human Rights and Globalisation at the University of Warwick while studying International Development Law and Human Rights (IDLHR), where he graduated with a distinction.
Dr. Kajit JP's doctoral research and vision going forward has been shaped by the idea and expression of 'cognitive justice' which he encountered at Warwick University through Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos. He was able to find the basic ideas that aligned with his drive in the expression of 'cognitive justice', and took-up the challenge of developing it as a framework for pursuing his desire and vision of a better and peaceful world.
Currently, Dr Kajit JP is exploring opportunities for a research fellowship which provides the opportunity to develop a research profile aimed at remaking constitutional orders towards effective peacebuilding in the diverse global South. He aspires to adopt an approach towards transforming from 'nation-statism' which generates recurrent conflict, to 'plurinational state orders'. His objective in this is to make the best use of diversity to build just and genuinely peaceful societies.
He is also working on a book which seeks to conceptualise an alternative global order built upon higher moral, normative and institutional foundations than the post-1492 violent and unjust 'International' order, because: A Better World is Attainable!
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Colonialism and Decolonisation
Remaking socio-political and constitutional order (Nigeria)
Global Social Justice
Reform and remaking of socio-political orders (domestic, regional, global)
Jurisprudence and philosophy
Dehumanisation and Mass Atrocities (Ethnic Cleansing, Crimes against Humanity, Genocide, War Crimes)
Religion and conflict
Diversity and samenesss/homogeneity