Full Name: Chief Charles Achaleke Taku
Position: Barrister at Law, International Lawyer
Organization: Lead Counsel, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Special Court for Sierra Leone, IC

Chief Charles Achaleke Taku holds a diploma in law and economics from the University of Yaoundé, then an LLB (Hons) from the same university and an LLM from the University of London. He was called to the Cameroon Bar Association as a barrister-at-law in 1984. Chief C. Taku was appointed lead defense counsel at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR) in October 1999 and lead defense counsel at the Special for Sierra Leone in July 2005. In March 2012, Chief Taku represented a client at the ICC in March 2012 and the African Court on Human and People’s Rights. The above professional assignments are ongoing. He has successfully litigated a number of cases at the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Switzerland, and in national jurisdictions.




1. Contextual Foundations of International Criminal Jurisprudence: Selected Cases and Insider's perspective

2. The Responsibility to Protect Mandate under the UN Charter or Humanitarian Inverventionism

3. The GACACA Courts and Confessions