Charlotte TCHAKOUNTE, CAMEROON
“Whereas Justice elevates a Nation, injustice brings shame to a nation”
Ms. Charlotte Tchakounte holds a degree in private law, a certificate on mediation, and has been a lawyer at the Cameroon Bar Association for 21 years. Charlotte is the founder of AJURISTES (Association of Jurists for Social Integrity) which has the general objective of fighting against all forms of injustice; and the specific objective of protecting the rights of detainees and those held in police custody. She also acts as a consultant on the issue of abuse against detainees and those in police custody for the Women’s Counseling and Information Center in Douala.
The challenge: Charlotte has identified multiple forms of human rights violations in her community that have their roots in corruption, which are ingrained in many aspects of society.
Project: To Rebuild the Walls of Justice
Charlotte is a fervent advocate for justice, particularly for women and children. One of her most notable cases is the Kileba case, where she reunited Mrs Kileba with her son, Gaillard, from whom she had been separated for 17 years.
Watch the documentary “The Stolen Children of Cameroon” to see Charlotte’s work in action.