Our Team

Our Team

Board Members

Sophia Ugwu

Sophia Ugwu

Chairperson

Sophia is the Founder of Centre for African Justice Peace and Human Rights. She is a lawyer admitted to practice at the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2008. She has been in active legal practice in Nigeria, for over 5 years. Sophia is interested in International criminal law, Human rights and Commercial law. In 2015, she earned a masters degree in commercial law from Erasmus University Rotterdam under the sponsorship of Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP). She also earned a certificate in Private international law from The Hague Academy of International Law.

Sophia has worked as a legal intern at the International Criminal Court and the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (UNICTY).She is part of the team promoting soci-cultural integration of refugees in the Netherlands and she worked with the ‘Refugee integration project team to organise forum events, in collaboration with the Department of International Studies of Leiden University, The Hague Campus.

Sophia has volunteered for national and international NGO’s promoting Peace, justice, Corporate responsibility to respect Human Rights, Economic development in Africa, and the protection of rights of women and children in the world. She was a delegate to the United Nations Forum for Business and Human Rights held at UN office Geneva in 2015. Based on her nomination by an NGO, she participated in the Forum where she made valuable contributions to many human rights issues including the protection of developing countries from corporate abuse of human rights.

Takeh Sendze

Takeh Sendze

Treasurer

Barrister Takeh Sendze is a Cameroonian born lawyer. He is a member of the Cameroon Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, and the Pan African Lawyers Union. He is married to a beautiful and intelligent young lady – Mrs. Beryl Siben Sendze with whom he has been blessed with five lovely children. Barrister Sendze’s guiding principle in life is: “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”.

Barrister Sendze holds an LL.B from Buea University (Cameroon), a Master’s Degree in International Law from Hull University (UK) and a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship from ESAMI (Tanzania). Barrister Sendze has served the United Nations as an international criminal prosecution counsel since 2004. He is currently an appellate counsel at the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (UNMICT), based in The Hague.

Adesola Adeboyejo

Adesola Adeboyejo

Secretary

Adesola Adeboyejo is a Trial Lawyer at the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. She had also worked with the Victims Participation and Reparations Section of the Registry of the Court. Prior to joining the Court, she worked as Prosecution Counsel in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) from 2001 to 2007, and as a Legal Adviser in the Investigations Division from 1999 to 2001. Mrs. Adeboyejo served as Prosecution counsel in several cases at the ICTR. Prior to this she was the Legal Secretary to African Concern, an international NGO (1998) and ran her own law firm out of Lagos, Nigeria (1995 -1998).

Mrs. Adeboyejo lectures regularly, and has been both a panel presenter and trainer at the annual ICC Seminar and Training for Counsel. She has also participated in training investigators, prosecutors and judges in national jurisdictions. Mrs. Adeboyejo is a 1989 graduate of the Nigerian Law School.