Olisa Agbakoba

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Olisa Agbakoba (born May 29, 1953 in Jos , Nigeria) is a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association and senior partner in a law firm specializing in maritime law in Lagos .

The son of a judge, he studied law at the University of Nigeria , the Nigerian Law School and the London School of Economics . He became known for his work in the human rights and democracy movement in Nigeria. He was the founder of the “United Action for Democracy”, founding chairman of the “Civil Liberties Organization” and the Zambian pan-African human rights organization “AfroNet”. He was the defender of civil rights activist Ken Saro-Wiwa , who was executed in 1995, and has been arrested several times for his pro-democracy activities.

In 1993 he was honored with the human rights award of the German Association of Judges . In 1996 he received the Aachen Peace Prize . The American Bar Association has also recognized him.

Individual evidence

  1. Welcome to HURILAWS - Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, OON ( Memento from February 1, 2005 in the Internet Archive )
  2. Murray MacAdam: Interview with Olisa Agbakoba ( Memento of the original from May 10, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , in: New Internationalist magazine, April 1996 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.thirdworldtraveler.com
  3. Olisa Agbakoba arrested , in: DRiZ 1998, p. 267