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Nodjigoto Charbonnel

Nodjigoto Charbonnel

HRD, Executive Director
Centre de Réhabilitation des Victimes de la Torture - AJPNV

Nodjigoto Charbonnel is the director of the Centre de Réhabilitation des Victimes de la Torture (AJPNV) in Chad. AJPNV works primarily towards the rehabilitation of torture victims, the abolition of torture, and the education of citizens of Chad on human rights. It provides medical, psychosocial and legal support to victims of torture, IDPs, and female victims of sexual violence.

In 2017, Nodjigoto Charbonnel was a visiting fellow at the Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR)at the University of York, England, under the auspices of the Protective Fellowship Scheme for HRDs at Risk. The Learning from HRDs lecture series showcases front line human rights work conducted by CAHR's visiting human rights defenders.


Human rights defenders in Chad suffer from the culture of impunity, absence of rule of law and political instability that is prevalent throughout the country. The extreme political repression in Chad forms the backdrop to severe restrictions on freedom of expression. Defenders have reportedly been subjected to threats, harassment, stigmatization, physical assault, arbitrary arrests, incommunicado detention, judicial proceedings and ill-treatment and torture while in detention.


Charbonnel Nodjigoto, Chad - Testimony at the 2017 Dublin Platform