Justus is a Human Rights Defender from Nigeria who works as the Executive Director for the International Human Rights and Equity Defense Foundation (I-REF). Justus, who is also a human rights lawyer, focuses on a range of different topics. By providing free legal services and advice to the people tries his organisation aims to improve the access to justice of the population and the public accountability. Through doing direct intervention for victims and families of police violence, Justus is working on the topic of public safety and security with a special focus on unlawful acts committed by the police. His organisation also actively trains its staff members and volunteers with a view of building their capacity.
One of the goals of Shelter City is to broaden the networks of our guests. Do you think you could help Omayma with her work or do you want her to speak at an event or something similar? Contact us and we will get in touch!
Keep in mind, this guest is no longer staying with us in Amsterdam, but we would be happy to forward your message so you can get in touch with her.
Watch our interviews with Justus
OTHER FORMER GUESTS
Since 2015, Amsterdam has recieved ceveral human rights defenders from all over the world defening a wide range of human rights. Click on one of the pictures below to read more about them and their work.