Fidelis Edge Kanyongolo

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Dr Fidelis Edge Kanyongolo (Malawi) "is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Malawi. He also consults for national and international institutions on governance and the rule of law. He has served on the Boards of national and international organisations, including the Malawi Civil Liberties Committee and the Media Institute of Southern Africa." [1]

"Edge Kanyongolo describes himself as ‘a 40-year old married man with two children. I developed a deep personal interest in human rights when I spent 15 months in detention without charge or trial on suspicion that I was part of a group of undergraduates who had formed an underground political party when Malawi was officially a one-party state. I am the current head of the Law Department of the University of Malawi and also teach constitutional law and jurisprudence. I have participated in human rights investigations in Kenya, Malawi and Sierra Leone.’ Edge has tutored the course on Investigating, monitoring and reporting human rights violations on two earlier occasions." [2]

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  1. Directors, Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa, accessed April 6, 2008.
  2. Who We Are, Fahamu, accessed April 6, 2008.