Carlson Anyangwe, Ph.D.,
Adjunct Professor of Laws, Nelson Mandela School of Law, University of Fort Hare
Professor Carlson Anyangwe read law in French Cameroun, France and Britain and holds the LLM and PhD from the University of London. Professor of International Law, Human Rights Law, and Criminal Law, he has taught in universities in Cameroon and in Southern Africa, and has served in various senior management positions in the academia, including those of Executive Dean of Laws and of Rector. Retired but not tired, he is Adjunct Professor of Laws, Nelson Mandela School of Law, University of Fort Hare, and continues to be a member of the African Human Rights Commission’s Working Group of Experts on Death Penalty, Extra-Judicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings, and Enforced Disappearances in Africa.
He has for long been at the forefront of the struggle for self-determination and freedom for the people of the former United Nations Trust Territory of the British Southern Cameroons (Ambazonia) which, in October 1961, came under the colonial occupation and oppression of the adjacent French-speaking state of Cameroun. He thus brings years of struggle credentials to the epic Struggle of the people of Ambazonia for liberation. He provides skills, vision, drive, and strategic counsel to the Struggle. He has litigated in the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights the question of self-determination for the people of Ambazonia and the gross and reliably attested human rights abuses they suffer. He has written extensively on the legal and historical aspects of the Ambazonian question and continues to do so.
He continues to give talks on this issue at various forums in America, Britain and South Africa. He has authored many books, articles in scholarly journals, and has unpublished papers on the subject of self-determination and freedom for the people of Ambazonia. Apart from articles published in learned journals, his research output includes three books on the Southern Cameroons sovereignty question, half a dozen law textbooks, and many unpublished papers. He was rated in 2013 a C2 researcher by the National Research Foundation of South Africa. Other recognitions include the Distinguished Leadership Award by the ABI, Ambassador of the State of Arkansas, Honourary Citizen of the City of Monticello in Arkansas, USIA International Visitor Fellowship, and Research Fellow of the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg