The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) has issued a call for applications for the Legal Defence Fund in Africa. The fund seeks to support individuals/groups litigating cases before the African Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights. It has received financial contribution from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).
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 ACmHPR – approximately 800 words;
- Evidence of nationality [e.g. copy of ID, NGO or company registration document].