Banjul, 11 October 2017
Gambian lawyers interested in the litigation training on freedom of expression to be organised by Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) and the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), are reminded that the deadline for application is end of this week.
The litigation training will be held in Banjul from 13 to 15 November 2017. Participants will be exposed to international and comparative law on freedom of expression, as well as the procedures to bring freedom of expression cases to regional human rights mechanisms.
Besides other criteria, applicants should:
- Be practising lawyers in The Gambia;
- Be working in private practice, and/or be affiliated with an NGO promoting the right to freedom of expression in West Africa through litigation;
- Have demonstrated awareness and understanding of the issues faced by journalists and civil society activists in The Gambia; and
- Have a demonstrated interest in, and/or knowledge of the right to freedom of expression, as well as international and regional human rights law
Applicants can fill out the application form at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IHRDAMLDI. If an applicant cannot complete the form in one sitting, the form can recall the last saved draft of the application, provided the applicant is using the same device.