Philippe Plagbe

Philippe Mawuli Kokou Plagbe is a human rights lawyer from Togo (West Africa) with a decade of commitment to develop expertise and advance human rights, democracy and international criminal law in Africa and beyond. He is a civil society actor who has worked for local and international organisations in Togo, West Africa and the USA notably the Human Rights Training and Documentation Center (CDFDH); Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights; the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights (ABA), Human Rights Watch International Justice Program (HRW) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI).

Thanks to the Fulbright Scholarship, he has undertaken and holds a Master of Laws in International Legal Studies obtained in May 2022 from the American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) in the USA. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws in Fundamental Private Law obtained in November 2017 at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lome in Togo.

Since January 2023, he is undertaking a second Master degree in Human Rights and Democratization in Africa (HRDA) at the Center for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria (UP) in South Africa.