Alum Michael Utsaha (LEGS ’05) passes

March 29, 2023

We are saddened to share that CEU alum Michael Tarnongo Utsaha (LEGS ’05) passed away on March 14, 2023. He was 53 

Michael studied at CEU on the LL.M. in Human Rights program as a Fellow of the Open Society Justice Initiative. He worked as a human rights lawyer in his home country Nigeria. He was also a social commentator and a humanitarian who worked selflessly to support the poor and the needy, woman and children. 

Michael is survived by his parents, his wife and his child. He will be missed. 

Our deepest condolences to Utsaha’s family, friends and fellow alumni.

To leave a tribute, please visit the memorial website that his fellow alumni created in his memory.