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Funding: Call for applications to the Legal Defence Fund – Mar 2011

By March 16, 2011 February 9th, 2012 No Comments

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 hannoh@ihrda.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.