Pierre Félix KANDOLO


Professor of law, holder of a postdoctorate (postdoc.) in law from the University of Sherbrooke, a doctorate in law (LL.D) from the University of Montreal (Canada). He is also a member of the Bar of Haut-Katanga (DR.Congo), the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and counsel to the International Criminal Court.

Founder of PFK AVOCATS, Pierre Félix Kandolo is an academic who combines the legal profession with high-level teaching and research. Over and above his highly scientific skills, he stands out for his constant concern for customer service. To date, he has represented many of his clients in criminal, civil, commercial, constitutional and international law matters. To his credit, he has started and completed some 1,000 cases before the Congolese courts. He is open-minded and, in order to take action on behalf of his clients, enters all administrative bodies in the Democratic Republic of Congo and abroad.

A former research and teaching assistant at the Université de Montréal’s Centre de recherche en droit public and a former postdoctoral law student at the Université de Sherbrooke, he was appointed Associate Professor (in 2018), then Full Professor (in 2023) at the Faculty of Law of the University of Likasi. In this capacity, he teaches in several national and international universities, subjects relating to international criminal law, international humanitarian law, human rights, private international law, public international law: international organizations, diplomatic and consular law and research methodology. Previously, he taught subjects relating to Congolese national law such as: general criminal law, special criminal law, international criminal law, contract law, civil law (persons), inheritance and gifts, securities, special questions of civil procedure, etc.

He has taken part in a number of international colloquia and conferences, notably in Strasbourg (at the International Institute of Human Rights), in The Hague (at the International Criminal Court), in Geneva (at the Human Rights Summer University), in New York (at the United Nations Economic and Social Council), in Montreal, in Liège, …

He always draws on his academic skills and professional experience to advise and represent clients in the following fields of practice:

  • Family law, inheritance and gifts (including wills)
  • Law of movable and immovable property
  • Law of obligations and contracts
  • Civil liability and compensation law
  • Labor and social security law
  • General commercial law
  • Commercial company law and African Community law (OHADA law)
  • Mining law
  • Constitutional and electoral law
  • Litigation involving public administration
  • International law (private, criminal, humanitarian, human rights, etc.)
  • Immigration and refugee law
  • Commercial arbitration law
  • Protection and management mandates

Professional affiliation

  • Member of the International Criminal Court Bar Association
  • Member of the International Conference of Bars and Law Societies (CIB)


  • Post-doctorate (Postdoc.) in law – University of Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Doctor of Law (LL.D.) – University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada
  • Diplôme d’Études Approfondies (DEA) in Law – University of Lubumbashi (UNILU), DRC
  • Master II (M2) – Research in human rights, specializing in economic, social and cultural rights – Collège universitaire Henri Dunant (CUHD), Switzerland
  • Master II (M2) – Research in fundamental rights (International and European human rights law), Faculty of Law and Political Science – University of Nantes, France
  • Licence (Bac+5) in Law, Public Law Department, University of Lubumbashi, DRC
  • Agrégation en Enseignement Moyen du Degré Supérieur (AEMDS), Faculty of Letters – Agrégation Department, University of Lubumbashi, DRC
  • Licence (L2) in Law, Department of Private and Judicial Law, Institut Supérieur de Développement (ISD) – Lubumbashi, DRC

Certificates related to the legal profession :

  • Certificate of participation in the 37th Conférence internationale des barreaux de tradition française (CIB), Liège, 2023
  • Certificate of participation in the Hybrid Training for Counsel at the International Criminal Court (ICC), The Hague, 2023
  • Certificate of participation in online training for counsel at the International Criminal Court, 2021
  • Certificate in Human Rights and International Criminal Law, 8th edition, organized by the Club des Amis de Droit du Congo (CAD), Lubumbashi, 2019
  • Certificat en Enseignement des droits de l’Homme dans les Universités, Centre international pour l’enseignement des droits de l’homme dans les Universités (CiedhU), Strasbourg, 2008.
  • Certificate in Human Rights, International Institute of Human Rights (IIDH),
  • René Cassin Foundation, Strasbourg, 2008.
  • Certificate in human rights, specialization in economic, social and cultural rights, Human Rights Summer University, VIII th Session, Geneva, 2007.
  • Certificate on the training of human rights activists on the organization of elections
  • organized by the NGO Haki Za Binadamu (HBD), Kindu, 1996

Scientific career :

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Publications :


Some illustrative articles published in scientific journals

Research assessments

As a member of the jury for doctoral theses

  • Thesis by Mr. MUMBA KAKUDJI Martial, De la mise en œuvre des instruments juridiques internationaux relatifs aux droits de l’Homme à l’épreuve du processus de démocratisation en République démocratique du Congo, Doctoral thesis, Faculty of Law, University of Lubumbashi, 2022, under the supervision of Professor Ordinaire Katambwe Malipo Gérard, 2022.
  • Thesis by Mr. KAPUNGA KITOMBOLE Élie on the theme, De la protection de l’usufruit du conjoint survivant au regard du Code de la famille congolais, PhD thesis, Faculty of Law, University of Lubumbashi, 2022, under the supervision of Professor Emeritus Honoré Tshitambwe Kazadi Shambuyi, defended June 11, 2022.
  • Thesis by M. MUTONWA KALOMBE Jean-Marc, De la juridictionnalisation du droit international africain et l’impératif de la protection des droits fondamentaux. Contribution au droit d’accès à la justice et à un recours effectif, PhD thesis, Faculty of Law, Department of Public Law, Lubumbashi, University of Lubumbashi, 2021, under the supervision of Professor Gilbert Kishiba Fitula, Rector of the University of Lubumbashi, 2021, defended on October 23, 2021.

Awards, distinctions and scientific recognition

  • Brevet de participation au Colloque sur le Thème: “Les Mines pour qui?” held at Université Nouveaux Horizons – Unité de recherche sur la gouvernance des ressources naturelles, March 13 and 14, 2020, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Diploma of Special Merit awarded by the Christian Support Organization (CSO) / Likasi-RDC, as part of the2nd Conference for Youth Entrepreneurship Mentoring and Initiative, 2019.
  • Doctorate in Law with distinction Très Bonne (Grande Distinction) and authorization to publish thesis, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal, 2017.
  • Honorary diploma in human rights, specializing in economic, social and cultural rights, Collège universitaire Henri Dunant de Genève, 2015, with research fellowship in Switzerland.
  • Recipient of the Scholarship for Exemption from Payment of Additional Tuition Fees, Université de Montréal, Faculty of Law, 2013.
  • Recipient of the Doctoral Excellence Scholarship, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal.
  • Recipient of the Doctoral Studies Completion Scholarship (Bourse de rédaction de thèse de doctorat), Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FESP), Université de Montréal.
  • Héro des innovations juridiques, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal, 2014, under the direction and coordination of Professeure Violaine Lemay.
  • Recipient of a grant from the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, forpost-graduate studies in fundamental rights, Université de Nantes.

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