Grantee Profile

Legal Defence and Assistance Project

Grants to Legal Defence and Assistance Project

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)

    Human Rights

    LAGOS, NIGERIA — Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) was founded in 1 997 as a non-governmental organization for the promotion and protection of human rights, the rule of law, and good governance in Nigeria. MacArthur grants since 2007 have enabled the organisation to provide legal assistance to indigent victims of human rights violations, and to conduct research, advocacy, and capacity building to strengthen the administration of justice and human rights in Nigeria. In this phase, LEDAP seeks to enhance the prosecution of atrocity crimes in select states and conduct litigation around the Act outlawing same-sex marriage. The Foundation grant will support activities to: (a) challenge the legality of the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act 2014, (b) improve the technical competence of prosecutors to handle atrocity crimes and other serious organised crimes, and (c) improve coordination and cooperation among agencies of criminal justice administration. Funds will be used for meetings, travel, training workshops, printing, and salaries.

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    LAGOS, NIGERIA — To promote and improve coordination among criminal justice institutions and develop a national policy and strategy on the prosecution of crimes in Nigeria (over two years).

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    LAGOS, NIGERIA — To establish and operate a Law and Human Rights Resource Centre in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja for the purposes of conducting research and training on the rule of law and justice administration.

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    LAGOS, NIGERIA — To strengthen and reform the administration of criminal justice in six states in Nigeria (over three years).

  • $350,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    LAGOS, NIGERIA — For a project to train state prosecutors as a means of improving the administration of criminal justice in Nigeria (over three years).

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    LAGOS, NIGERIA — To train state prosecutors as a means of improving the administration of criminal justice in Nigeria (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Legal Defence and Assistance Project $2,300,000 between 1983 and 2015.

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