Emmanuel Ogebe is an international human rights lawyer specializing on Africa. The youngest law graduate in his home country of Nigeria, he was exiled to the United States after becoming a political detainee during the brutal years of General Abacha’s military dictatorship and has played a role in shaping US congressional and foreign policy in Nigeria's quest for a stable democracy. He also doubles as special counsel for the Justice for Jos Project, which documents and focuses international attention on horrific crimes against humanity faced by northern Nigeria’s minority Christian population. Ogebe has testified before the US Congress’ Africa subcommittee and was instrumental to the International Criminal Court’s decision to examine Boko Haram for crimes against humanity. He serves as Nigeria expert and chief fact-finder for the Washington Working Group on Nigeria. Ogebe is a recipient of the US President’s award for his volunteer work helping NGOs in northern Nigeria.