Abdul Tejan-Cole

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Abdul Tejan-Cole "is an attorney and the newly appointed Commissioner of Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission. In Sierra Leone, he has variously served as the president of the Sierra Leone Bar Association, as a trial attorney and appellate counsel in the office of the prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the acting head of the Campaign for Good Governance, and a lecturer of law at the University of Sierra Leone. Internationally, he has served as the Deputy Director of the Cape Town office for the International Center for Transitional Justice, the chair of the board the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), a Human Rights Teaching Fellow at Columbia University, and a Yale World Fellow. He has written extensively on human rights, democratization and transitional justice issues, and in 2000, Human Rights Watch recognized him as a Human Rights Defender. Abdul has an LLB (Hons) degree from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone and LLM from University College London." [1]

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  1. Associates, Democratization Policy Council, accessed December 22, 2008.