A British International human rights law practitioner who specialist with experience before English and International courts and tribunals, Jonathan Cooper has said that Biafra has right to self-determination.
Jonathan as a barrister in private practice, has worked with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the UK Ministry of Justice, the UK Home Office and the Director of Service Prosecutions. He is now the Chief Executive of the Human Dignity Trust.
He is also a well-known conducting training programmes and advising on human rights issues in jurisdictions all over the world, is the General Editor, with Martha Spurrier, of Halsbury’s Rights and Freedoms.
The human right lawyer on his twitter handle, after he read US declaration of independence on July 4, 2020, said; It’s a fine affirmation of the Right of Self Determination. But if the case is made for the 13 Colonies, others are also entitled to independence. Biafra has a right to self determination from Nigeria
Training and Teaching Programmes
Jonathan has created human rights training programmes which are used around the world. Specifically, he devised and wrote the human rights and terrorism programme and manual for the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). That manual, Countering Terrorism, Protecting Human Rights, was published in 2008. He has carried out counterterrorism and human rights training programmes across Europe and Central Asia, including Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia and, regionally, for the Balkans as a whole.
Jonathan devised and was the course convener for the highly acclaimed Certificate in International Human Rights Law and Practice organised by the LSE. He has also carried out teaching and training for the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law in Russia and the Slynn Foundation in Albania and Lithuania.
In 2007 he carried out a comprehensive human rights training programme for judges and prosecutors in the Turkish Military. He has also devised human rights training programmes for Sudanese government officials and also for lawyers in Syria, Cameroon, The Gambia and the Cayman Islands.