Still Very Much in Africa, in a Way...

Free to Think Podcast

Jul 12 2021 • 31 mins

Free to Think talks with Dr. Prosper Maguchu, researcher, human rights lawyer and activist from Zimbabwe. He worked to defend victims of state violence before domestic and international courts, bringing vindication to his clients, but drawing threats and violence against himself. "I wanted to be on the right side of history," he said, "I was motivated each time my clients got justice in court, motivated to soldier on, to continue on with the work. That's why I never gave up."

Prosper shares his experience as a SAR-assisted scholar at universities in the Netherlands, where he is currently a  guest associate professor in the Centre for the Politics of Transnational Law, and project manager with the Centre for International Cooperation, at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.