Henri J. Nkuepo

Legal Associate, World Bank

Henri J. Nkuepo, a Cameroonian national, is a Legal Associate at the World Bank. His research focuses on the regulation of the international trade in natural resource and the environment and human rights protections. He received an LL.M. in International Trade Law and International Payment Systems from the University of the Western Cape (2010) and was awarded (runner-up) the South African Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition in the LL M Category. He holds an LL.B. from the University of Yaoundé (2008) and a certificate, with distinction, on Trade and Environment from the World Trade Organization (2011). During the academic year 2011-2012 Henri visited the University of Iowa’s college of law as a research scholar where he worked on different research projects including topics such as international trade law, International Business Transactions, International Negotiations, Trade and Environment, international litigations and transnational legal process.

Henri has worked with number of organizations; as a research intern with the South African Human Rights Commission (2011) and the Community Law Centre (2009) and as a volunteer with the South African Red Cross Society (2009) and the Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative (2009). In 2010, he was a research assistant at the faculty of law of the University of the Western Cape.

He is an Associate fellow of the Center for International Sustainable Development Law (2011 – 2013), McGill University, a Daily Iowan Guest Columnist (University of Iowa), the founder of African Trade Law Expertise and the author and editor of Africa’s Trade law Newsletters. Henri has written and published in the area of international trade law, economic integration in Africa, socioeconomic rights, gender equality and trade and environment, SSRN page.

Bridges news

4 July 2012
Africa ranks last in terms of intra-regional trade after Europe, Asia and North America according to a 2011 WTO report. Natural resources dominate Africa’s economy, leaving other sectors neglected and underdeveloped. Political and economic factors also contribute to Africa’s poor performance vis-à-...