Our Team

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Cllr. Frederick A.B. Jayweh, Esq, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., Executive Director, Africa Center for Law

 

Graduating with honors from African Bible College (ABC)—now African Bible College University (ABCU) Liberia—in 1985, Frederick A. B. Jayweh, counselor-at-law, went on to the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws, LL.B. Degree in 1990. In August 1999, through the goodwill and assistance of Dr. Sarah Morrison, Ph.D., the Economic and Political Officer at United States Embassy near the City of Monrovia, Liberia, Counselor Jayweh was identified and recognized by the United States Department of State. Along with 26 other attorneys and counselors from 27 developing countries around the world; he was granted a two-month scholarship to visit the United States as an international legal scholar. While in the United States, Counselor Jayweh and his colleagues had the privilege to visit 10 out of the 50 States of the United States. As an international human rights attorney and international law scholar, Counsellor Frederick Alfred Benedict Jayweh is admitted and licensed to practice Law before the Honorable Supreme Court of the Republic Liberia and the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice. Currently, he is a candidate applying for admission to the Bars of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and the International Criminal Court, the ICC. Counsellor Jayweh has nearly three decades of domestic and international law practice experience. Cllr. Jayweh is also a 2002 graduate of University of Denver College of Law, now Strum College of Law and he holds a Master of Laws LL.M. degree in American Comparative Law (MCLAW). Cllr. Jayweh is intensely focused on returning to Strum College of Law, University of Denver to study for a Master of Laws (LL.M. degree) particularly in Environment Law and Public Policy.

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Jeffrey C. W. Harmon, B.A., MA, Director of Training at Africa Center for Law

Mr. Jeffrey C. W. Harmon, M. A., in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, Arcadia University, Pennsylvania. He studied International Law with specific emphasis on the laws governing International Treaties. He also studied International Relations at the IBB Graduate School of International Studies, Monrovia, Republic of Liberia. Mr. Harmon attended hearings of several international cases at the Inter-American Human Right Courts in Washington D.C., and the International Court in Costa Rica. While in Costa Rica, he successfully participated in the conciliatory meeting involving the dispute between the Brenka ethnic group, and the authority over the construction of the Baruca Dam. In the same year, he participated in the International Symposium on Conflict Resolution organized by the International Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution (IIMCR) in Prague. Mr. Harmon brings his vast of knowledge experience to the Conciliatory, Mediation, international law and international relations Africa Center for Law as a buttressing force to adequately foster the system of Restorative Justice, and the rule of law and compliance to human rights in Africa. Mr. Harmon also worked for Liberia’s Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health and Social Welfare for over than decade. Impressively, Mr. Harmon brings a many decades and wealth of experience in international relations and international human rights to Africa Center for Law.

Atty. Tommy Dougba, B.Sc, LL.B., Director of Law & Strategic Litigation Africa Center for Law

 

Atty. Tommy N. Dougba is married and blessed with two (2) wonderful children. Born December 7, 1970 to Mr. and Mrs. Aaron T. Dougba and Maybel Sayon Attorney-At-Law Dougba earned B.Sc degree in Economics and L.L.B. degree in law and later he gained admission to the Liberian National Bar January 4, 2013.  For many years he served as legal secretary at White and Associates from 1992-2003, than later, Weah and Associates up to my graduation from the Law School and admission into the Bar. Currently, Atty Dougba serves as managing partner of Weah and Associates. He is an active trial attorney in Liberia

 

Cecelia Hippe B.Sc., Director of Woman and Children, Africa Center for Law
Cecelia Hippe graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in international management. As a family advocate, Cecelia is very passionate about human rights across the world and is striving to empower women in Africa, specifically.  Also, she is passionate about ending impunity and injustice towards the voiceless of the masses in Liberia. She works towards Protecting the rights of children and young girls from been traffic in this world. While finding suitable placement for children and working with the juvenile court systems, in her work, she currently protects children from been abused by family and friends. Cecelia Hippe strives towards ending injustice and violence against the people of Africa and will spend her life’s work to accomplish that goal. She brings years of experience of advocacy and compliance with law and human rights to Africa Center for Law and Human Rights.

 

Navarius Mombo, B.A. Director of Project and Policy Research, Africa Center for Law

Navarius Mombo works as a Social Demographer. Navarius received his B. A. degree from University of Liberia in Sociology; Graduate Degree in Demography/Statistics from the Cairo Demographic Centre and Graduate Diploma in Project Management, Centennial College Toronto. Navarius attended the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law for three years a decade ago. Navarius worked as Director of Personnel-Judiciary (Supreme Court of the Republic of Liberia) providing strategy to aid achieving the judiciary’s goals as well works as pension analyst with the Ontario Board since 2007. Navarius served as a Board Member of the Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services in 2007-2008. Navarius Mombo contested the Toronto District School Board Election in 2014 as School Trustee for Beaches East York-Ward 31-32. Navarius Mombo resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with his family. Navarius brings to African Center for Law and Human Rights a wealth of experience and commitment.