The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), with the financial support of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa, is operating a fund for individuals/groups litigating cases before the African Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights.
The fund covers travel, accommodation and other related expenses. Applicants to this fund must fulfill the following criteria:
- Must be a national/organisation of an ECOWAS state, Cameroon, Chad or Mauritania;
- Must have a communication before the African Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACmHPR) [cases before the ACmHPR are referred to as ‘communications’].
Applications should consist of the following:
- An application letter;
- Description of the communication including detailed information on the progress of your communication with the ACHPR – approximately 800 words;
- Evidence of nationality [e.g. copy of ID, NGO or company registration document].
Applications should be addressed to:Executive Director, Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), 949 Brusubi Layout, AU Summit Highway, PO Box 1896, Banjul, The Gambia.
Email applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line: “Application for Legal Defence Fund – 49th African Commission Session”.
Deadline for applications for the 49th Ordinary Session of the ACmHPR that will take place in Banjul, The Gambia from 28 April-12 May 2011, is Monday 4th April 2011.