The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), with the financial support of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), 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 on 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 ACmHPR – 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 – 53rd African Commission Session”.
The 53rd Ordinary Session of the ACmHPR will take place from 9-22 April 2013 in Banjul, The Gambia.
Deadline for applications is Sunday 31st March 2013.