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Preserving the Right of Individual Petition in cases of Human Rights Abuses

Monday, 11 March, 2013

This is the launch event for Amnesty International UT's Human Rights Week 2013. 

Marafa Hamidou Yaya, Cameroonian political leader, was convicted on September 22, 2012, to 25 years in prison for "intellectual complicity" in the misappropriation of public funds. He is a prisoner of conscience and an Amnesty International case of concern. His lawyer, Professor Ndiva Kofele-Kale of SMU Dedman School of Law, will be coming to give a lecture at UT about this case andprovide a re-examination of a host of issues relating to the enforcement of human rights, especially due process rights, in post-colonial countries. There will be a question-and-answer portion and light refreshments following the lecture. For more information, please email

 This event is co-sponsored by: Issues Committee, the Undergraduate Anthropology Association, Center for the Study of Social Justice, International Law Society from the UT College of Law, Department of Political Science, Department of Anthropology, African Students Association, Department of Sociology, Africana Studies, and the Department of Religious Studies.




University Center Ballroom
1502 West Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Contact

Ashley Charest

Phone: 6154845164
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