Prof Sope Williams-Elegbe

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Prof Sope Williams-Elegbe is a Professor in the Department of Mercantile Law and the deputy director of the African Procurement Law Unit, Stellenbosch University. She specializes in public procurement law, anti-corruption law, international economic law and commercial law. She is the author of several publications in the areas of international trade, corruption and public procurement, including the books: Fighting Corruption in Public Procurement: A Comparative Analysis of Disqualification or Debarment Measures (Hart, 2012) and Public Procurement and Multilateral Development Banks: Law, Practice and Problems (Bloomsbury/Hart 2017).

She is an editor of the Journal of African Law (Cambridge University Press) and the African Public Procurement Law Journal (Stellenbosch University). Sope was a member of the World Bank’s International Advisory Group on Procurement (IAGP) from 2008-2011. She is currently a member of Transparency International’s Working Group on Debarment and Exclusion, and has been involved in advising international institutions and government bodies on procurement and anti-corruption matters. For several years, she taught the UK Foreign Office course on Responsible Business at the University of Nottingham. In 2011 she was the OECD peer review for the United States’ procurement system; in 2012 she assisted the UNDP Virtual School develop training materials in anti-corruption; in 2014, she assisted the UN to draft the guidelines for open government in Africa, and in 2015 she was a EU/UNODC consultant to the Bureau of Public Procurement in Nigeria.

Sope read law at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and subsequently undertook an LLM at the London School of Economics where she graduated with a distinction. She also completed a PhD in public procurement and anti-corruption law at the University of Nottingham, UK. Sope has taught at the universities of Stirling and Nottingham, both in the UK, and the University of Lagos in Nigeria. Sope had her research on public procurement funded by the British Academy in 2006 and 2011. Her research has also been cited by the Constitutional Court of South Africa in the case of Shaik v The State (2008).

 

Prof Sope Williams-Elegbe is a Professor in the Department of Mercantile Law and the deputy director of the African Procurement Law Unit, Stellenbosch University. She specializes in public procurement law, anti-corruption law, international economic law and commercial law. She is the author of several publications in the areas of international trade, corruption and public procurement, including the books: Fighting Corruption in Public Procurement: A Comparative Analysis of Disqualification or Debarment Measures (Hart, 2012) and Public Procurement and Multilateral Development Banks: Law, Practice and Problems (Bloomsbury/Hart 2017).

She is an editor of the Journal of African Law (Cambridge University Press) and the African Public Procurement Law Journal (Stellenbosch University). Sope was a member of the World Bank’s International Advisory Group on Procurement (IAGP) from 2008-2011. She is currently a member of Transparency International’s Working Group on Debarment and Exclusion, and has been involved in advising international institutions and government bodies on procurement and anti-corruption matters. For several years, she taught the UK Foreign Office course on Responsible Business at the University of Nottingham. In 2011 she was the OECD peer review for the United States’ procurement system; in 2012 she assisted the UNDP Virtual School develop training materials in anti-corruption; in 2014, she assisted the UN to draft the guidelines for open government in Africa, and in 2015 she was a EU/UNODC consultant to the Bureau of Public Procurement in Nigeria.

Sope read law at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and subsequently undertook an LLM at the London School of Economics where she graduated with a distinction. She also completed a PhD in public procurement and anti-corruption law at the University of Nottingham, UK. Sope has taught at the universities of Stirling and Nottingham, both in the UK, and the University of Lagos in Nigeria. Sope had her research on public procurement funded by the British Academy in 2006 and 2011. Her research has also been cited by the Constitutional Court of South Africa in the case of Shaik v The State (2008).

 

Areas van Belangstelling

Mercantile Law, Public Procurement Law, Anti-Corruption Law and Policy, International Economic Law, Development Law.

Fields of Specialisation

Mercantile Law, Public Procurement Law, Anti-Corruption Law and Policy, International Economic Law, Development Law.

Publikasies / Publications

Boeke / Books

  • S. Williams-Elegbe, Fighting Corruption in Public Procurement: A Comparative Analysis of Debarment or Disqualification Measures (2012, Hart Publishing, UK). Book review published in (2015) 24 (1) Public Procurement Law Review, 31.
  • S. Williams-Elegbe, Public Procurement and Multilateral Development Banks: Law, Practice and Problems (2017 Bloomsbury & Hart Publishing, UK)

 Hoofstukke in boeke / Chapters in books

  • S. Williams, “Coordinating public procurement to support EU objectives- a first step? The case of exclusions for serious criminal offences”. In: ARROWSMITH, S, and KUNZLIK, P, eds. Social and Environmental Policies in EC Procurement Law. (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
  • S. Williams, “The limitations of penal mechanisms to fight corruption in public procurement”. In: KREUTNER, M, ed. Practice Meets Science: Contemporary Anti-Corruption Dialogue. (Manz Publishing, Vienna, 2010).
  • S. Williams-Elegbe, “A Perspective on Corruption and Public Procurement” In: ARROWSMITH, S and QUINOT, G eds. Public Procurement Regulation in Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2013).
  • D. Akande & S. Williams, “International Adjudication on National Security Issues: What Role for the WTO?” In BARTELS, L and ORTINO, F eds. The Regulation of Goods Vol. II (Ashgate Publishing, 2013).
  • A. Ojo & S. Williams-Elegbe, “Rethinking Wealth Creation in Nigeria: Exploiting Data as the “New Oil” In ALBERT I.O., NATHANIEL D & OLOLAJULO J (eds.) Rethinking Knowledge Economy and Nigeria’s National Security: A Festschrift in honour of Bashorun Seinde Arogbofa (Ibadan, 2015). 

Peer reviewed journal articles

  • Review of The Human Rights Obligations of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, S.I Skogly, (Cavendish: 2001) (2002) 10 (2) Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, 195.
  • S. Williams, “The WTO and Labour Rights Revisited” (2002) 14 Sri Lanka Journal of International Law, 135.
  • S. Williams & D. Akande, “International Adjudication on National Security Issues: What Role for the WTO?” (2003) 43 Virginia Journal of International Law, 365.
  • Review of Perspectives in International Economic Law, Asif Qureshi (eds.) (Kluwer Law: 2002) (2004) 53 International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 262.
  • S. Williams, “Nigeria, its Women and International Law: Beyond Rhetoric”, (2004) 4 Human Rights Law Review, 229.
  • S. Williams, “The Development of Defence Procurement Policy in Nigeria and the Case for Reform, (2005) 14 Public Procurement Law Review, 153.
  • S. Williams, “The Mandatory Exclusions for Corruption in the New EC Procurement Directives”, (2006) European Law Review, 711.
  • S. Williams, “The Use of Exclusions for Corruption in Developing Country Procurement: The case of South Africa” (2007) 51 (1) Journal of African Law, 1.
  • S. Williams & G. Quinot , “Public Procurement and Corruption: The South African response” (2007) 124 (2) South African Law Journal, 339.
  • S. Williams, “The Debarment of Corrupt Contractors from World Bank Financed Contracts” (2007) 36 (3) Public Contract Law Journal, 277-306.
  • S. Williams, Review of Steven Kelman, Unleashing Change: A Study of Organizational Renewal in Government. (2007) 16 (3) Public Procurement Law Review, 197-199.
  • S. Williams, “World Bank introduces new measures to reduce fraud and corruption in Bank-financed projects and the administration of Bank loans.” (2007) 16 (5) Public Procurement Law Review, NA152-157.
  • S. Williams, “The Risks of Corruption and the Risks of Fighting Corruption in EC Public Procurement” (2007) 2 European Current Law, xi-xiv.
  • S. Williams, Review of Simon Evers Hjelmborg et al, Public Procurement Law- The EU Directive on Public Contracts [online], European Law Books. Available at: <http://www.europeanlawbooks.org/reviews/detail.asp?id=319> [08 Mar 2007].
  • S. Williams, “The BAE/Saudi Al-Yamamah Contracts: Implications in Law and Public Procurement” (2008) 57 (1) International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 200-208.
  • S. Williams & G. Quinot, “To debar or not to debar: When to endorse a contractor on the Register for Tender Defaulters”, (2008) 125 (2) South African Law Journal, 246-256.
  • S. Williams, “The mandatory contractor exclusions for serious criminal offences in UK public procurement” (2009) 15 (3) European Public Law, 429-444.
  • S Williams & A. Eyo, “Fighting Corruption in Public Procurement through the OECD: A review of recent initiatives” (2009) 18 (3) Public Procurement Law Review, NA103-113
  • S. Williams-Elegbe, “The Reform and Regulation of Public Procurement in Nigeria” (2012) 41 (2) Public Contract Law Journal, 339.
  • S. Williams-Elegbe, “The World Bank’s Influence on Procurement Reform in Africa (2013) 21 (1) African Journal of International and Comparative Law, 95-119.
  • S. Williams-Elegbe, “Beyond UNCITRAL: The Challenge of Procurement Reform Implementation in Africa” (2014) 1 Stellenbosch Law Review 209.
  • S. Williams-Elegbe, “The Changes to the World Bank’s Procurement Policy and the Implications for African Borrowers”, (2014) 1 African Public Procurement Law Journal 22.
  • S. Williams-Elegbe “A comparative analysis of the Nigerian Public Procurement Act with International Best Practice” (2015) 59 (1) Journal of African Law 85-98.
  • S. Williams-Elegbe, A Comparative Analysis of Public Procurement Reforms in Africa: Challenges and Prospects (2015) 1 The Swedish Procurement Law Journal (Upphandlingsrattslig Tidskrift) 11-32.
  • S. Williams-Elegbe, “An Introduction to Health Care Procurement in Nigeria and its Relationship to Development”, (2015) 1 Unilag Journal of Humanities 1-13.
  • S. Williams-Elegbe, Citizens response to irresponsible (or constrained) leadership as a catalyst for change: a critical assessment of leadership and followership in Nigeria” (2015) 60 Journal of Corporate Citizenship 27-40.
  • S. Williams-Elegbe, “The Evolution of the World Bank’s Procurement Framework: Reform and Coherence for the 21st Century” (2016) 16 (1) Journal of Public Procurement 23-52.
  • S. Williams-Elegbe, Debarment in Africa: A Cross-Jurisdictional Evaluation (2016) 3 Public Procurement Law Review 71-90.
  • S. Williams-Elegbe, Corporate Governance Rating Systems as a Means of Targeting Corporate Misconduct in Africa (2017) 4 (1) Journal of Comparative Law in Africa
  • S. Williams-Elegbe, Systemic Corruption and Public Procurement in Developing Countries: Are there any solutions? (2018) 18 (2) Journal of Public Procurement (forthcoming)

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