Felix Nkongho Agbor Balla


President of the Consortium

He graduated from the University of Yaoundé with an LLB in English Private Law, after which he attended the Nigerian Law school in Lagos wherein he graduated with a BL Second class Upper Division with a 1st Prize Civil Procedure.

He was enrolled as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in December 1996. Barrister Agbor Balla holds an LLM (Cum Laude) in International and European Comparative Law at the University of Brussels and also an LLM (Cum laude) in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the University of Notre Dame, USA.

Felix is a well recognized and highly respected human rights defender. He has been targeted because of the effectiveness of his non-violent advocacy on behalf of the legal, educational, and cultural rights of Anglophone Cameroonians.

He also holds a Diploma in Public International Law at Academy of International Law, Hague, Holland and also a Diploma on Theory and Practice of Conflict Prevention in Africa, the University of Leipzig, Germany.

Barrister Agbor-Balla worked as a Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for International Law University of Brussels, Associate Legal Officer at the International Criminal Court for Sierra Leone, Legal Adviser Trial Chamber International Criminal Court for Sierra Leone, Human Rights Officer United Nations mission in Afghanistan, Legal Adviser United Nations Police in Congo and Legal Adviser UN Mission in Afghanistan.

He is the Founder and Executive Director of Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa.Barrister Nkongo Agbor-Balla was the first Chairperson of the Southern Cameroons European Coordinating Committee (SCECC) and led a delegation with Albert Mukong to the President of the EU Commission to discuss the issues of Southern Cameroons.

Barrister Nkongo Agbor-Balla has written extensively on: “The Right of the Southern Cameroonians to Self-determination under International Law,” “An Appraisal of the Special Court for Sierra Leone”, Referral of Sudan to the International Criminal Court, “The Law as a Mechanism for Women Discrimination in Sub-Saharan Africa”. He is a member of Cameron Bar Association, Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association, Hague Academy of International Law.

Interim Team

Felix Nkongho Agbor Balla and Dr. Fontem Neba are currently detained in Kondengui Prison by the government of Cameroon. Interim leadership has been transferred to Ivo Tapang and Mark Bareta.