Origin & Founding Members

International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law- Intersociety was founded by  Emeka Umeagbalasi (Criminologist & Expert in Security Studies) with encouragement and supports of Blessing, his wife; Anayo Okoli, Chinedum Agwaramgbo, Damian Ugwu,  Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin and Uche Wisdom Durueke.  Emeka Umeagbalasi is former chairman of the Civil Liberties Organization in Anambra State as well as its vice chairman of the Southeast zone. He was also the Onitsha Pre-Group Coordinator of Amnesty International, formerly Nigerian Section. He has received a number of merit awards and human rights education course certificates within and overseas. He is an alumnus of IVLP of the US Department of State (June 28, 2013). There are other friends and supporters who encouraged or assisted in bringing Intersociety into existence. We were inspired to come into existence by the works and reputations of Nigeria’s Civil Liberties Organization and the US based Human Rights Watch. We also got a boost from the UK based Amnesty International.