Grantee Profile

Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Grants to Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    PORT HARCOURT, NIGERIA — The grant to the Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law will support the recruitment, training, and deployment of community-based paralegals to provide legal assistance to indigent inhabitants of Rivers State whose rights have been violated. The grantee will continue to publish and disseminate Humanity Today Weekly, along with its online version, as a medium to demand government accountability. Grant funds will be used to hire training facilities and pay honoraria to resource persons as well as program staff salaries. The publication and dissemination costs will also be covered by the grant, in addition to expenses incurred in the course of documenting human rights violations in Rivers State.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    PORT HARCOURT, NIGERIA — To support the use of a paralegal program to document incidences and seek redress for human rights violations by law enforcement officials in Rivers State (over three years).

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    PORT HARCOURT, NIGERIA — In support of work to strengthen transparency and accountability relating to public oil revenues in the Niger Delta (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law $600,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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