Grantee Profile

Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa

Grants to Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa

  • $600,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years)

    Human Rights

    BANJUL, THE GAMBIA — The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) is a pan-African organization that works to promote and improve the effectiveness of human rights norms and systems across the continent. It has broad-ranging capacity that includes litigation, training, dissemination of human rights resources, and direct legal advocacy before national, regional, and international tribunals. The award supports IHRDA’s efforts to help the African Commission for Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) develop a special mechanism on transitional justice that will allow the Commission to hear mass atrocity crimes cases that have failed in national courts. IHRDA also provides training to civil society organizations, particularly legal practitioners, to engage the ACHPR to protect the rights of victims of mass human rights violations; engage in litigation on transitional justice issues before the Commission; and disseminate information on transitional justice case law through its online database, “The Case Law Analyzer.”

  • $300,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    BANJUL, THE GAMBIA — The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) is a pan-African non-governmental organization that works to promote awareness of human rights and improve their effectiveness. The proposed project aims to address the knowledge gap that hinders the proper prosecution and adjudication of conflict and post-conflict-related SGBV cases in the region by providing a repository of precedent-setting case law that will guide prosecutors and judges in the proper application of SGBV laws and policies. The project reflects HRIJ’s strategy of promoting accountability for atrocity crimes at the national and regional levels.

  • $395,000

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    BANJUL, THE GAMBIA — To develop litigation for the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (over three years).

  • $395,000

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    BANJUL, THE GAMBIA — In support of a project to develop litigation for the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (over three years).

  • $180,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    BANJUL, THE GAMBIA — To support training in the use of regional treaties and national laws (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa $1,870,000 between 1978 and 2017.