The institute of International Law had held it forum without Prof. Maurice Kamto who is member of the institution.
Members are currently meeting in the Hague for the 79th session of the Institute of International Law.
Maurice Kamto whose seat at the ongoing session has remained empty with his name on it was arrested on January 28, 2019 for protesting against electoral fraud, poor management of the Anglophone crisis, embezzlement of funds to finance AFCON projects and bad governance.
The second runner up at the October presidential election in Cameroon was arrested alongside hundreds of his militants and sympathisers and sent to jail.
The Institute of International Law has called for immediate release of Maurice Kamto.
Few days after Kamto’s arrest, it said:
“The Institute of International Law has learned with dismay of the arrest of its Titular Member, Professor Maurice Kamto, in Cameroon on Monday, 28 January. Professor Kamto is a distinguished colleague, former Member and Chair of the United Nations International Law Commission and a Member of our Institute since 2005. He has recently been a Rapporteur at our Institute on the issues of mass migration. His work culminated in the adoption by the Institute of the Hyderabad Resolution on Mass Migration in 2017.
Mr. Kamto has always been a defender of the rule of law and of justice. Without taking stance on the domestic political situation of Cameroon, we call on the authorities of this country for the immediate release of Mr. Kamto and for the full respect for his fundamental rights and freedoms.”
The Institute of International Law (French: Institut de Droit International) is an organization devoted to the study and development of international law, whose membership comprises the world’s leading public international lawYers.
In 1904 the Institute was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, in recognition of its action in favour of arbitration among States, a peaceful means of settling disputes.
It is composed of Honorary Members, Members and Associates.
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