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It’s Time for Abu Dhabi to Stop Their Disastrous Intervention in Libya

While the pandemic and the collapse of oil prices as well as the post-coronavirus economic crisis concerns hit the headlines, the devastating conflicts in the Middle Eastern countries do not abate, such as Libya. Despite these challenges, global and regional powers are still committed to their role in this geopolitically strategic game. Washington’s approach to […]

Coronavirus is Breaking Nigeria’s Patron-Client Networks

Nigeria is, in many respects, a miracle. The fact that this teeming nation of 200 million people continues to successfully operate on a day-to-day basis without falling off the cliff into full blown sectarian violence and state failure is an impressive feat – and yet, here we are, 30 years after the civil war. You […]

While Museveni Plays Politics, Bobi Wine is Saving Lives in Uganda

I am as proud as ever to represent Uganda’s opposition leader Bobi Wine on a pro bono basis, especially as we are watching this important East African nation face down the threat of the global pandemic. At great personal risk and sacrifice, Bobi has invigorated the political sensibilities of Uganda’s youth and leads a peaceful […]

Pressure Builds for Debt Relief in Africa

Hela Slim, a member of our law firm Amsterdam & Partners LLP, has just published a new piece to our sister website Corporate Foreign Policy about how Africa is going to need serious debt relief to have any chance of fighting back the pandemic. Hela writes, “The call for immediate debt-relief is an essential first […]

‘I Refuse to Be Repentant’: The Woman Challenging Uganda’s Ruler – The New York Times

As many readers are aware, our law firm acts on behalf of the opposition politician Bobi Wine, whose pro-democracy movement has suffered greatly at the hands of dictator Yoweri Museveni.

IPU to Investigate Tanzania’s Alleged Violations of Human Rights against Opposition Leader Tundu Lissu

The following press release was circulated to news media today. Multilateral body accepts application from the former MP, highlights concerns over alleged abuses and proposes that an IPU Committee delegation accompany him upon return to Tanzania LONDON, 10 February 2020 – An application brought by Tundu Lissu, a Tanzanian opposition leader who narrowly survived a […]

South Sudan Must Deliver Full Justice in the Murder of Dr. Ding Col Dau Ding, says Robert Amsterdam

WASHINGTON DC, 18 November 2019 – For several years now the Government of South Sudan has abjectly failed in its duty under both local and international law to deliver justice in the case of the murder the British-born dual citizen Dr. Ding Col Dau Ding, says international lawyer Robert Amsterdam. Amsterdam, whose law firm Amsterdam […]

Tanzanian Opposition Leader Tundu Lissu Enlists International Law Firm Amsterdam & Partners LLP

The following press release was distributed to media today: WASHINGTON, DC 27 September 2019 – Tundu Lissu, the Tanzanian opposition figure, Member of Parliament, and chief whip for the CHADEMA party, has retained the international law firm of Amsterdam & Partners LLP to defend his constitutional and internationally guaranteed rights as he prepares to return […]

Uganda’s Campaign of Persecution against Bobi Wine Will Have Consequences, says Lawyer Robert Amsterdam

The Government of Uganda risks damaging the country’s foreign relations and international trade profile following the second unlawful imprisonment of the well-known opposition Member of Parliament.

Open Letter to President Trump on Uganda

International lawyer Robert Amsterdam today has delivered the following open letter to US President Donald Trump regarding the concerning situation in Uganda. Amsterdam writes: “It is time for the United States to reconsider its relationship with Uganda. US military support has helped President Museveni to suppress the rule of law and has contributed to the […]