Country / Where did you grow up:

Academic qualifications:
Master in Private Law Univerity Gamal Abdel Nasser of Conakry Guinea

Attorney Foromo Frédéric Loua is founding president and the senior trial lawyer of Mêmes Droits pour Tous (MDT), one of main Guinean Non-governmental organization which provides legal assistance to prisoners throughout the country. Attorney Loua also works towards reducing the prevalent use of torture during investigations. As a practicing lawyer, He collaborates with Human Rights Watch on its reports on Guinea, in particular on torture and the excessive use of force by the Guinean security forces. He is an active member of the Guinean human rights commission and has collaborated with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to provide legal assistance to refugees in Guinea. From September 2008 to February 2009, he acted as “resident expert” for the International Forum for Democracy studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), where he conducted research on the legal system reform and the democratization process in Guinea. As it pertains to the reformation of the Guinean security forces, Attorney Loua has worked with the High Commissioner of Human Rights by providing training to the guinea security forces on human rights and international humanitarian law. In the end, Attorney Loua has been increasingly focused on the reform of criminal laws in accordance with Guinea's international commitments, the promotion of a legal environment favourable to populations affected by mining projects and democratic governance issues.

Academic fields of interest:
Human Rights and Democratisation

Position prior to the programme: 
President and Senior Trial Lawyer of Mêmes Droits pour Tous

Gmail Logo fredericloua@gmail.com

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