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General News of Sunday, 16 July 2017


Embattled Lawyer Francis-Xavier Sosu honoured with humanitarian award

Celebrated human rights and public interest lawyer, Francis-Xavier Sosu, has been presented with a humanitarian award by the Marshal UK & The Vine Complex Ghana on Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Accra.

The special award recognises the need to give back to society and is conferred on groups and individuals making a positive impact in Ghana and abroad.

Although the renowned human rights Lawyer is currently in court fighting a three-year ban by the General Legal Council for touting and breaching regulations on legal fees, he has been a strong force in the fight for justice for vulnerable Ghanaians – sometimes taking up cases free of charge for people who cannot afford legal fees.

The citation reads in part:

Brief Profile Lawyer Francis-Xavier Sosu

"Lawyer Francis-Xavier Sosu grew up as a destitute street child, was adopted by Village of Hope, and found God’s grace. It’s through benevolent people that he became a Lawyer and he specifically chose Public Interest and Human Rights Law so he could give back to Society.

"He has since become an Ambassador of Hope to many street children and destitute persons in general both in Ghana and abroad. Lawyer Sosu has been featured internationally through Fox 13 TV in the USA, and impacted several young children in the USA by sharing of his life story. Today, Francis-Xavier Sosu is a renowned Human Rights and Public Interest Lawyer, Social Protection and Child Rights Activist in Ghana. He holds BA (Hons), Sociology, LLB (Hons). BL, and an LLM (Oil and Gas Law). He is the Managing Partner of F-X Law & Associates (Human Rights Law Firm in Accra) ..."