Public Interest Lawyers' Network

Together with the Centre for Public Interest Law in Ghana and Green Advocates in Liberia, ACA has launched the Public Interest Lawyering Initiative for West Africa (PILIWA).  PILIWA is a response to the need to inspire and train a movement of lawyers that serve communities and the public interest.

 

We are building a network of support for West African human rights and environmental lawyers through the following activities:

  • Convening meetings of regional public interest lawyers
  • Developing training modules and curricula for public interest lawyering
  • Providing financial support to place law trainees with existing organizations
  • Supporting regional and collaborative human rights litigation strategies
  • Giving lawyers hands-on experience serving communities

PILIWA includes membership from seven West African countries:

 

Côte d’Ivoire

 

Michel Yoboue

Executive Director

Group de Recherche et de Plaidoyer sur les Industries Extractives (GRPIE)

 

Ghana

 

Augustine Niber

Executive Director

 

Kumi Larbi

Associate Legal Officer

Center for Public Interest Law

 

Daphne Nabila

Executive Director

Legal Resources Centre

 

Guinea

 

Aboubacar Diallo

Natural Resource Program Coordinator

Centre du Commerce International Pour le Development (CECIDE)

 

Me Frédéric Foromo Loua

President

Les Mêmes Droits pour Tous

 

Liberia

 

Alfred Brownell

Lead Advocate

Green Advocates International

 

Niger

 

Me Idrissa Tchernaka

Etude d'Avocats Marc Le Bihan & Collaborateurs

 

Nigeria

 

Courage Nsirimovu, Esq.

Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

 

George Ogara, Esq.

LawEdge Advocacy Project

 

Barr. Prince Chima Williams

Head of Legal Resources/Democracy Outreach

Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria

 

Sierra Leone

 

Abu Brima

Executive Director

Network Movement for Justice and Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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