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Letter to President of Cameroon Paul Biya on Mass Arrests of Protesters and Violations of Human Rights

Robert Amsterdam has published the following open letter to the President of Cameroon Paul Biya following the documented arbitrary arrests of 593 people. In an attempt to suppress the political activism of the opposition Cameroon Renaissance Movement, the regime has also moved against two associates of Professor Kamto who were not even actively participating in […]

Open Letter to President of Cameroon Paul Biya

Following the appointment of Amsterdam & Partners LLP by Maurice Kamto and the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM), Robert Amsterdam is sending the following open letter to President Paul Biya to put government officials on notice that any violations of human rights of protesters participating in tomorrow’s nationwide marches will result in a full range of […]

Amsterdam & Partners LLP Retained by Maurice Kamto and the Cameroon Renaissance Movement

WASHINGTON, DC 21 September 2020 – Professor Maurice Kamto, President of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM), the main opposition party in Cameroon, has retained the international law firm of Amsterdam & Partners LLP to defend, inter alia, the constitutional and internationally guaranteed rights of Cameroonians who will be participating in the peaceful nationwide protests, beginning […]

Tundu Lissu Successfully Registers His Candidacy for the 2020 Presidential Elections in Tanzania

Throngs of supporters are rejoicing in Tanzania Wednesday as the CHADEMA candidate for president Tundu Lissu was finally able to successful file his registration papers with the National Electoral Commission (NEC). No objections were filed against his nomination, as the candidate has gotten past all the initial obstacles to be put on the ballot as […]

Lawyers for Tundu Lissu Warn Against Tanzanian Government Plot to Block Candidacy

The following press release was distributed to media today: WASHINGTON, DC 23 August 2020 – The President of Tanzania John Magufuli and Chief Justice Ibrahim Hamis Juma are being warned of any potential collusion with the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to interfere with the nomination of opposition candidate Tundu Lissu, according to a new open […]

Open Letter to President Magufuli and Chief Justice Juma

Today Robert Amsterdam published an open letter to President John Magufuli and Chief Justice Ibrahim Hamis Juma regarding an alleged plot by the government to collude with the National Electoral Commission to block the candidacy of Mr. Tundu Lissu. The letter warns of a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday 26 August in which the authorities […]

Open Letter: NEC Must Ensure Independence and Impartiality of October Presidential Elections

Lawyer Robert Amsterdam of Amsterdam & Partners LLP has delivered and published the following open letter to the National Electoral Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania on behalf of his client, the opposition leader Tundu Lissu. The letter may be downloaded in full here. Amsterdam writes: “Since his return to Tanzania, Mr. Lissu has […]

Tanzanians Are Tired of Living in Fear of Magufuli, so Tundu Lissu is Standing Up to Challenge Him

Podcast – special edition. Ever since he returned to Tanzania three weeks, opposition presidential candidate Tundu Lissu has been confronted by one obstacle or threat after another. The day he landed at Dar es Salaam international airport, the police attempted to block any media or groups from gathering to welcome him. It didn’t work. Unknown […]

Open Letter to the Tanzania Police Force Regarding Attacks against Tundu Lissu

Today Robert Amsterdam of Amsterdam & Partners LLP has published an open letter addressed to the Tanzanian Police Force regarding the situation of his client, the opposition presidential candidate Tundu Lissu. In the letter, Amsterdam writes: “we strongly demand that as a presidential candidate, Mr. Lissu is afforded the same security and protective measures ensured […]

Departures Podcast with Elizabeth Shackelford

As a career foreign service officer, Elizabeth Shackelford was seen as a rising star in the US State Department, a recipient of the Barbara Watson Award for Consular Excellence. But in 2017 she resigned from public service, publishing a stinging indictment of a letter which brought to light the extraordinary mismanagement and strategic drift under […]