Since 1998, we have worked, directly or with partners in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Swaziland, Liberia, The Gambia, Mauritania, and are currently engaged in Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Angola.
We work to strengthen the African human rights system through offering pro bono legal counsel to victims of human rights abuses, conducting training workshops and publishing and disseminating information on the African human rights system.
Read about our legal work
We believe all human rights defenders should have access to the knowledge and skills needed to seek the protection of African human rights system and challenge human rights violations on the continent. Read more.
Limited access to information about the African human rights system is a major obstacle to the realisation of human rights in Africa. Through this programme, we extend knowledge of human rights issues in Africa. Read more.
Cooperation with the African Human Rights System
IHRDA works with institutions of the African Human Rights System in various capacities. Read more.
IHRDA and the Coalition for an Effective African Court (ACC)
IHRDA is a member of the ACC since inception, and has served as Chairperson (2007-2008) and focal point on NHRIs (2009-2011). Read more…