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Tetevi has been described as a talented and tenacious advocate who is garnering a strong reputation amongst professional and lay clients alike. He is developing a broad practice encompassing all areas of criminal defence, appeals, civil liberties and international law.

Prior to starting his pupillage, Tetevi assisted a London-based firm of criminal defence solicitors on a cross-border SFO bribery investigation involving British nationals and several West African politicians. Alongside this work, he was a rapporteur for Oxford International Organizations, where his research focused on public international law.

Tetevi has spent time at the International Criminal Court in The Hague where he was based in the Legal Advisory Section of the Office of the Prosecutor. In this role, he carried out research for the head of the Court’s Investigation Division and for the Deputy Prosecutor.  He has also interned in the Appeals Chamber of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

Tetevi was awarded the prestigious Nicolas Bratza Scholarship by Lincoln’s Inn. This allowed him to spend time at the European Court of Human Rights as a visiting scholar where his work was divided between the Court’s Research Division and the Office of the President. He also carried out research for the Court’s British Judge, Tim Eicke KC.

Tetevi enjoys writing and recently completed an article on the revised guidelines for burglary offences, which was published in the newsletter of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association. He has also written on racial bias in the use of “suspicionless” stop and search powers, universal jurisdiction and transitional justice with Jeremy Sarkin, former UN Chair-Rapporteur for Enforced Disappearances.

Tetevi previously sat on the Executive Committee of the Human Rights Lawyers Association. In this capacity he organised several well-attended events, such as an event on the prosecution of international crimes with Courtenay Griffiths KC, and an event on protecting human rights in a digital age with Nani Jansen Reventlow, which he co-chaired with Aswini Weereratne KC.

Tetevi accepts instructions in both English and French.




2018 Bar Professional Training Course – BPP Law School, London (Very Competent)

2016 Certificate in Public International Law – Hague Academy of International Law

2013 LLM, Public International Law – Maastricht University

2012 BA, Law with French and French Law – University of Nottingham


Scholarships and awards

Nicolas Bratza Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2018)

Tancred Studentship, Lincoln’s Inn Major Award (2017)

Hardwicke Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2017)

Human Rights Lawyers’ Association Bursary Award (2016)



Revised Guidelines For Burglary Offences: An Update” (2022) London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association (LCCSA), available at: 

Universal Jurisdiction in Switzerland: Challenges for the War Crimes Trial of Alieu Kosiah”, (2021) OxHRH Blog, available at: /

 “A Special Declaration: Towards a Culture of Accountability in The Gambia?” (2019) Justice in Conflict, available at: /

 “African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights Delivers Landmark Ruling on Women’s Rights and the Rights of the Child in Mali” (2018) EJIL Talk, available at: 

“ECOWAS Court Rules that use of Military Tribunals to Prosecute Civilians in Nigeria Violates Right to Fair Trial” (2018) OxHRH Blog, available at:  

“Examining the Criticisms Levelled against Transitional Justice: Towards an Understanding of the State of the Field,” Human Rights & International Legal Discourse: Vol. 11: Issue 1. (2017) (Book Chapter) available at: 

“Minorities Suffer as the Supreme Court Supports ‘Suspicionless’ Stop Searches”. (2016) OxHRH Blog, available at:


Speaking events, training and seminars

“In conversation with Nani Jansen Reventlow, Digital Rights: Developments at Home and Abroad”. Co-chaired with Aswini Weereratne KC, 2021. Information and recording available here.

“The Prosecution of International Crimes in the UK: Present Problems and Future Possibilities”, with Courtenay Griffiths KC, Emilie Pottle, Charlie Loudon (REDRESS) and Kate O’Raghallaigh, 2019. Information available here.



Human Rights Lawyers’ Association

International Law Association

Criminal Bar Association

Oxford Human Rights Hub (Associate)