Grantee Profile

Legal Defence and Assistance Project LEDAP

Grants to Legal Defence and Assistance Project LEDAP

  • $400,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    LAGOS, NIGERIA — Founded in 1997, Legal Defense and Assistance Project (LEDAP) is a non-governmental organization with almost two decades of experience promoting and protecting human rights, the rule of law, and good governance in Nigeria. With this award, LEDAP is facilitating and supporting state level implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) in at least four states. LEDAP is convening meetings of state Attorney Generals, Solicitor Generals, and Directors of Public Prosecutors; providing technical assistance in the states to legislative officers and civil society groups to promote implementation of the Act; supporting state agencies to effectively implement the Act; and monitoring, documenting, and sharing experiences among states. The project is expected to contribute to the implementation of the ACJA in at least four states, improve the speedy dispensation of justice, and enhance the anti-corruption agenda of the new administration.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    Human Rights

    LAGOS, NIGERIA — Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) was founded in 1997 as a non-governmental organization for the promotion and protection of human rights, the rule of law, and good governance in Nigeria. The Foundation’s grant will (a) challenge the legality of 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.

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    LAGOS, NIGERIA — A two-year grant in the sum of $450,000 is awarded to the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) in support of activities to promote and improve coordination among criminal justice institutions in Nigeria and to facilitate the development of a national policy and strategy on prosecution of crimes in Nigeria. This is expected to reduce the length of pre-trial detention, as well as the number of pre-trial detainees which presently constitute about 70 percent of the total prison population in Nigeria. The grant will also facilitate robust engagement of civil society groups with criminal justice institutions to ensure compliance with established guidelines, policies, and principles.

  • $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 LEDAP $2,700,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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