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:
PILIWA includes membership from seven West African countries:
Group de Recherche et de Plaidoyer sur les Industries Extractives (GRPIE)
Associate Legal Officer
Center for Public Interest Law
Legal Resources Centre
Natural Resource Program Coordinator
Centre du Commerce International Pour le Development (CECIDE)
Me Frédéric Foromo Loua
Les Mêmes Droits pour Tous
Green Advocates International
Me Idrissa Tchernaka
Etude d'Avocats Marc Le Bihan & Collaborateurs
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
Network Movement for Justice and Development