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Felix Agbor Nkongho is an Anglophone Cameroonian human rights lawyer who is the immediate past president of the Fako Lawyers Association, vice-president of the African Bar Association in charge of Central Africa, and the founder and president of the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa.
Felix Agbor Nkongho is a leader in the civil society movement seeking to remedy the historic inequality, discrimination and marginalization of Anglophones in Cameroon. He has been actively involved in organising non-violent civil disobedience and protests calling for the protection of the culture and rights of Anglophone Cameroonians.
The Cameroonian government arrested Felix Agbor Nkongho in January 2017 along with other Anglophone activists and leaders in Cameroon. He was detained and faced several charges in the military court. In August 2017, those charges were dropped and he was released.
Felix holds an LLB and LLMs in both International and Comparative Law and International Human Rights Law. He has studied and holds degrees from the University of Yaoundé, the Nigerian Law School (Abuja), Vrije Universiteit (Brussels) and Notre Dame University (USA).
This talk is organized by Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) and the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.
Read the briefing notes released by LRWC on this topic:
Felix Agbor Nkongho, a human rights lawyer from Cameroon, will be briefing Canada's Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, subcommittee on international human rights on 30 October at 1:30 pm EDT: The hearing is to be live streamed at: https://t.co/Q1ZOGVgcGxhttps://t.co/9eWHSQKsox
Ottawa October 30 – Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Anglophone Cameroon: How Can Canada Help? Felix Agbor Nkongho speaking | University of Ottawa and Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada https://t.co/cpOuWtfbiY@AgborNkonghoF