Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA)
The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) is a Pan-African, non-governmental organization established in 1998 by human rights lawyers working to promote and protect human rights in Africa and improve the effectiveness of the African human rights system. IHRDA offers pro bono legal services and initiates strategic litigation for victims of human rights abuses to enable them to access remedies from judicial bodies and the African human rights system. IHRDA represents victims of human rights violations in cases before national courts and African regional human rights bodies and has litigated over 35 pro bono cases in more than 16 countries in Africa, included cases concerning forced evictions, unlawful deportation, and discrimination against indigenous communities.
IHRDA also enhances the use of African human rights instruments and mechanisms through capacity building programs for human rights workers and by developing and disseminating critical information and resources on the African human rights system. In this capacity, IHRDA has developed the Case Law Analyser, a multilingual and free-to-access collection of the human rights decisions of African supra-national mechanisms.