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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
The following press release was distributed to media today. LONDON, 15 December 2018 – Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, a Ugandan member of parliament best known as “Bobi Wine,” has been forced to seek refuge from an unlawful midnight raid by police which has seen many of his supporters and colleagues swept up and detained while others […]