An Attorney with over 25 years experience at the Nigerian Bar, Eze Eluchie, formerly Executive Director of People Against Drug Dependence and Ignorance and now President of the African Center for Health Law and Development, has devoted the greater portion of his vocation as an Attorney, actively engaged in public impact litigation related to Health and Human Rights, Constitutional development, and other areas which have served to positively influence human rights jurisprudence in Nigeria and across the West African sub-region.
Mr. Eluchie originated and organized the International Conferences on Tackling the Scourge of Substance Abuse. Thus far, 5 sessions of these Conferences have been organized in the following locations: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, (1999); Abuja, Nigeria, (2000); Lagos, Nigeria, (2004); London, UK, (2008); and London, UK (2011); and served as Lead Counsel in the first tobacco control litigation in West Africa, which sought to compel the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to regulate tobacco products as drugs, and other activities which have served to positively impact on Substance abuse reduction programs in Nigeria and across the West African sub-region
Mr. Eluchie earned his Bachelor of Laws (comparable to J.D) at the University of Nigeria, his Barrister-at-Law (comparable to ‘Call to Bar’) at the Nigerian Law School, and was a Global Health Law Fellow of Georgetown University, Washington DC, where he obtained a Master of Laws degree in Global Health Law. He has also completed post-graduate certificate courses in Health, Human Rights, and Biostatistics at Harvard University, Boston, MA, and the Graduate Institute on Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, both in the USA.