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The Commonwealth Should Investigate Tanzania’s Failure to Respond to COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic is a global emergency that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives globally. Even when governments make their best effort at preserving the life and well-being of their populations by enacting sensible measures to decrease the spread of the disease and working to procure vaccines as quickly as possible, COVID-19 has proven […]

Visa Restrictions Imposed against Magufuli Regime by United States a Welcome First Step, says Robert Amsterdam

The following statement was circulated to media today. WASHINGTON DC, 19 JANUARY 2021 – According to a statement published by US Department of State, new visa sanctions are going to be applied against  a series of Tanzanian officials who were determined to be “responsible for or complicit” in undermining Tanzania’s October 28, 2020, general elections. These travel restrictions […]

Complaint to the Commonwealth Secretariat on Tanzania Presidential Election Irregularities and Violations of the Harare Declaration

Amsterdam & Partners LLP, acting on behalf of it client Tundu Lissu, today officially filed the following complaint to the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Secretariat for Referral to the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) following numerous violations of the Harare Declaration by the regime of John Magufuli and serious irregularities in the presidential elections held […]

Lawyers for Tanzanian Opposition Leader Tundu Lissu Denounce Illegitimate Election Rigging in Filings to Commonwealth Secretariat, African Union

The following press release was distributed to media today: October 28, 2020 – The Commonwealth Secretariat and the African Union are being called up to investigate claims of electoral fraud, violence, and human rights violations which have delegitimized the presidential elections which took place in Tanzania on the 28th of October, according to a filing […]

Open Letter to President of Tanzania John Pombe Magufuli

Today Amsterdam & Partners LLP is releasing the following open letter addressed to President John Magufuli. DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE LETTER HERE. His Excellency John Magufuli President of The United Republic of Tanzania BY EMAIL ONLY 23 October 2020 Dear President Magufuli: As you know, this law firm represents Mr. Tundu Lissu, a citizen […]

Open Letter to Foreign Embassies in Tanzania

The following open letter was delivered on behalf of Tundu Lissu and the Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Party for Democracy and Progress) (“CHADEMA”) party by legal counsel Amsterdam & Partners LLP to the Ambassadors and High Commissioners of the embassies of Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. DOWNLOAD THE PDF […]

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 […]