Roger-Claude Liwanga, LLM, LLL


Roger-Claude Liwanga is a visiting scholar with Boston University’s African Studies Center and the co-founder of Promote Congo, a nonprofit dedicated to advocating for human rights and alleviating poverty in the Congo. In 2012 Mr. Liwanga worked as a continuing legal education expert for the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative, where he designed training modules and trained ABA staff and law professors in North and South Kivu (DRC) on interactive techniques of teaching law to enable them to develop their own continuing legal education courses for legal professionals. Prior to that, he worked for The Carter Center in various capacities, including as a legal consultant. There he developed a training module to train Congolese magistrates on the protection of children against trafficking for economic exploitation in the mining industry. Mr. Liwanga is currently producing a short documentary on child labor in the DRC’s artisanal mines, and is a contributor to The CNN Freedom Project and The Global Post. He holds an LLM in human rights law from the University of Cape Town (South Africa), a licence en droit from Université Protestante au Congo (DRC), and a Certificate in International Human Rights Law from the International Institute of Human Rights (Strasbourg-France).