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Contra Nocendi International

Contra Nocendi International stands shoulder to shoulder with human rights defenders to uphold the dignity of all persons.

Presence in: Cameroon, France
Focus: Criminal Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Policy Advocacy, Women's Rights

We are a Paris-based international human rights NGO working toward the advancement and protection of human rights in Africa through capacity building and peacebuilding.

We work closely with partner organisations, government officials and activists to facilitate the necessary respect for all human rights. We also engage in capacity building by working to help augment the monitoring capacities of local NGOs.

Contra Nocendi embraces the UN Charter and stands firmly behind the prohibition of discrimination and does not discriminate based on sex, age, gender, religious affiliation, nationality, ethnic background, culture, language, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other prohibited grounds of discrimination.

Our Mission

Contra Nocendi International promotes and advocates for human rights through partner led peacebuilding and capacity building initiatives that directly benefit communities. We monitor and investigate human rights abuses with meticulous precision, and tenaciously pursue accountability.


Our Vision

At Contra Nocendi International, our vision is to promote protection of human rights in a way that is inclusive of local organizations in the countries we work supporting and engaging with partners to support communities. We envision a world where the rights of all citizens is promoted and all citizens, especially those who are underprivileged, have access to basic human security.


People Associated With This Organization

Matthew Davis

Contra Nocendi International
Joined March 2021
Interests: Criminal Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Policy Advocacy, Women's Rights
I am the Executive Director of Contra Nocendi International and I have joined the network to have access to the learning and networking resources of the Legal Empowerment Network. I am also an international human rights lawyer and have represented victims of human rights concerns before international human rights bodies and I have taught law at a law school. My areas of focus include durable access to counsel, promoting durable human rights protections at the community level and illicit financial flows as drivers of conflict and human rights abuses.
Matthew Davis is the network champion (main point of contact) for Contra Nocendi International.

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