Adebayo Okeowo

Adebayo Okeowo
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Visually Disrupting Injustice


Adebayo is a human rights lawyer with vast experience working for African and international organizations including SERAC, Global Rights, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, and Global Integrity, amongst others. He currently works as Advocacy Coordinator for the Centre for Human Rights based in Pretoria, South Africa and is a research fellow with the Center for Human Rights Science, Pittsburgh USA.

As a lawyer, he has extensively used images and videos to bring attention to human rights concerns and social justice issues with some of his work earning him regional and international awards and recognition. In 2013, Adebayo started an organization called White Code Centre, which uses audio- visuals to reshape how human rights are perceived.

He is presently undergoing his Ph.D at the University of Pretoria with a focus on international criminal accountability using citizen media. His use of technology in advancing human rights allowed him be a visiting academic at the Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley. He is also part of the global team working with Amnesty International on its open source investigation project called the Digital Verification Corps (DVC).

Adebayo continues to create riveting visuals because he believes in their ability to challenge stereotypes and change status quo.