Arterial Network Artwatch Africa Response – Training Workshops 2017 for Law Firms & Lawyers

Application Deadline:

  • Sunday 28 May 2017 for Mauritania
  • Sunday 4th June 2017 for Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, Tanzania and Egypt

Following the lessons learned during its 3-day workshops covering “Human Rights, Cultural Rights and Artist Rights,” Arterial Network, through its Artwatch Africa project and in partnership with the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), will launch a new phase of training workshops to be known as “Artwatch Africa Response.”

Arterial Network is calling for law firms and individual lawyers to apply for this training that will look specifically at Freedom of Creative Expression litigation and Cultural Rights cases.

Purpose of the training 

The training will be conducted by IHRDA and aims to create a pool of lawyers for the defense of Artist Rights within the continent, especially litigations regarding Freedom of Creative Expression.

The training will be held in French and English, and according to the national and regional system in place. Each participant is invited to submit litigated cases (resolved and unresolved) related to Freedom of Creative and Artistic Expression, in order to improve legal and judicial defense and protection.

Profile 
Participants must fall under the following prerequisites:

  • be registered at their national Bar in one of the following countries : Mauritania, Nigeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania
  • have some experience in freedom of expression litigation cases and/ or in defense of Human Rights Defenders
  • have knowledge of the arts and cultural sector
  • be committed to the defense of artists at risk and work for some public interest cases

Submit your application (CV and motivation letter) by email to info@arterialnetwork.org, with Artwatch Africa Response as the email subject, before:

– Sunday 28 May 2017 for Mauritania
– Sunday 4th June 2017 for Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, Tanzania and Egypt

For more information, please contact Diana Ramarohetra: diana@arterialnetwork.org.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Arterial Network Artwatch Africa Response – Training Workshops 2017

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