Contra Nocendi is working in collaboration with our section in Cameroon to provide a law clinic in the city of Buea in the Southwest region of Cameroon. The law clinic will supervised by lawyers from the Cameroon section of Contra Nocendi. The clinic will provide support for persons in detention.
The clinic will be augmented by an educational program which will teach local residents and local lawyers about the international human rights law applicable to situations of detention. The educational program will also work with the local university to provide an outreach program to encourage newly admitted lawyers to choose the human rights field of law.
We will work with local authorities where possible to engage in dialogue to promote the full respect for the rights afforded to persons in detention and to look into ways to engage in educational programming and other endeavors to work with authorities to make these protections effective.