Human rights

support for persons in detention

Contra Nocendi focuses efforts on treatment in detention.


Against torture

or inhuman treatment

No person may be exposed to acts of torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.


Pro Bono

A legal clinic

Contra Nocendi supports a pro bono legal clinic that provides advice to persons in detention as well as persons who may have concerns about detention.


Our Organisation

We are a Paris-based international human rights NGO working toward the advancement and protection of human rights in Africa.

Our Mission

Contra Nocendi International stands shoulder to shoulder with human rights defenders to uphold the dignity of all persons.

Our partners

We work closely with partner organisations, government officials and activists to facilitate the necessary respect for all human rights. We also work to help augment the monitoring capacities of local NGOs.

Our values

Our NGO stands firmly behind the prohibition of discrimination and does not discriminate based on sex, age, gender, religious affiliation, nationality, ethnic background, culture, language.

Contra Nocendi works in collaboration with our Cameroon based section to provide a law clinic supporting persons in detention.  


Our work in Burundi is focused on supporting a Monitoring and Development Consortium for treatment in detention in partnership with Burundian NGOs. 



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Focusing on human rights in Africa, Contra Nocendi International advances both 

Sustainable Development Goal 16 'Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions' and

Sustainable Development Goal 2 'Gender Equality'.  

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