CIJS Lawyers' Team

The international campaign Justice for Sankara is mainly based on a collective of lawyers. These attorneys work pro bono, i.e. voluntarily for the public good, for international law and for internationalist and pan-African solidarity. Their immense work is already historic and their contribution to the fight against impunity is well known. The odyssey of almost a quarter of a century has been marked, unfortunately, by the death of some, the departure of others to other functions or causes, or the arrival of new ones. The ICSJ is grateful for the courage and self-sacrifice of its collectives, whose members are raw models for the profession.

Initial Team 1997

  • Me Dieudonné Nkounkou (France/Congo)
  • Me Benewendé Sankara ( Burkina Faso)

Second Team 1998-2009

  • Me Jean Abessolo (France)
  • Me Bibi Barnabe (France)
  • Me Karim Bensakina (France)
  • Me May Chiu (Canada)
  • Cabinet Sankara-Diallo (Burkina Faso)
  • Me Prosper Farama (Burkina Faso)
  • Me Milton James Fernandes (Canada)
  • Me Kimon Kling (Canada)
  • Me Devotsou Kofimessa (Togo)
  • Me Sherley Morin (Canada)
  • Me Dieudonné Nkounkou (France)
  • Me Ferdinand Djammen Nzeppa (France)
  • Me John Philpot (Canada)
  • Me Catherine Gauvreau (Canada)
  • Me Nicole Bobillot-Prévost (France)
  • Me Charles Roach (Canada)
  • Me Aissata Tall Sall (Sénégal)
  • Me William Sloan (Canada)
  • Me Vincent Valaï (Canada)


We pay tribute to:

  • Me Charles Roach (Canada)
  • Me Kimon Kling (Canada)
  • Me Dieudonné Nkounkou (France/Congo)

Third Team 2009-2021

  • Cabinet Sankara- (Burkina Faso)
  • Me Prosper Farama (Burkina Faso)
  • Me Ferdinand Djammen Nzeppa (France)
  • Me John Philpot (Canada)
  • Me Julien Lalogo (Burkina Faso)
  • Me Anta Guissé (France)
  • Me Patricia Harewood (Canada)
  • Me Ambroise Farama (Canada)
  • Me Jean Patrice Sidpayangdé Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso)
  • Me Olivier Badolo (Burkina Faso)
  • Me Désiré Sebogo (Burkina Faso)

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