Call for Applications: Civic Space Litigation Surgery

August 6, 2019

Calling lawyers and civil society members based in West Africa: Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and the Open Society Justice Initiative are accepting applications for a legal workshop on civic space —also called a “litigation surgery”— until August 11, 2019. The litigation surgery “is aimed at considering key issues implicated in protecting civic space. . . [and] looks to support and strengthen either existing or proposed cases that are focused on defending these rights.” The litigation surgery will be held from September 25-27, 2019, in Abuja, Nigeria. Up to eight participants of the litigation surgery will have their airfare, visas, local transportation, and accommodation costs covered, and be provided with a reasonable per diem for other expenses. Interested applicants can learn more and apply here.