Apply: Africa Human Rights Litigation Course

Deadline: 11 April, 2020

Organised by the Open Society Justice Initiative (Justice Initiative) and Katiba Institute (KI), the Second Africa Human Rights Litigation Course is scheduled to take place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 17–21 August, 2020. The course encourages its participants to approach human rights litigation strategically, viewing litigating a human rights case as one step in the process of achieving social change.


The course includes modules that:

  • Examine the steps involved in strategic litigation, such as case selection, client care and forum choice
  •  Uses case studies to explore how to build a strong evidential record in support of the case
  • Show how to develop campaigning and advocacy to raise awareness of the issues involved
  • Show how to implement a successful judgment
  • Explore litigating before regional human rights institutions
  • Explore community engagement with respect to litigation, and litigating on behalf of groups


  • Participants need to be practicing lawyers with some experience in human rights litigation and should ideally have two to seven years’ experience in human rights practice
  • Participants will be required to submit examples of cases and issues that they are or have been involved in
  • Instruction will be in English

To apply and for more information, click here.

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