Access to Justice was awarded $1,180,000 between 2003 and 2013, including 4 grants in Human Rights and MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.


2013 • 4 years • Human Rights

The grant to Access to Justice seeks to deepen the achievements recorded under its previous grants aimed at promoting respect for the right to life through the revitalization of the coroner system. The grantee will file administrative complaints against law enforcement officials accused of extrajudicial killing, undertake civil actions to obtain redress for victims and their families, and pressure the government to prosecute the suspects. The grantee will also develop a network of legal services providers and publish and disseminate information on the issue through regular and social media.


2009 • 11 months • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

To develop a public-interest law program.


2006 • 3 years • Human Rights

In support of activities to strengthen the protection against extra-judicial killings through the revival and implementation of State Coroner laws and procedures in Nigeria (over three years).


2003 • 2 years • Human Rights

For a project to use state coroner laws and procedures as tools to address extralegal killings by the police and other groups (over two years).

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