ISLA provides legal representation to organisations and individuals who wish to refer women’s human rights and sexual rights cases to the following bodies:
United Nations Treaty Bodies (ICESCR, CEDAW and HRC);
African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights;
African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights;
East African Court of Justice; and
Economic Community of West African States
Amicus Curiae briefs
ISLA submits Amicus Curiae briefs on cases that advance their thematic areas of focus in regional and international bodies.
Before domestic courts, ISLA provides technical legal assistance to individuals and organisations who wish to act as amicus curiae.
ISLA provides support to partner organisations and individuals who wish to challenge or clarify restrictive amicus curiae provisions, in their national laws, that constitute a barrier to effective strategic litigation.
Strategic Litigation advice
ISLA provides technical legal expertise to lawyers and other human rights actors who wish to conduct strategic litigation before domestic, sub-regional, regional courts and United Nations treaty bodies.
The assistance provided includes:
– advice on establishing or strengthening existing strategic litigation units
– sourcing and identification of cases that are amenable to strategic litigation
– development of case strategy
– comparative and international human rights standards research
– commenting on briefs and acting as advisors to counsel.
– working with social movements and development agencies who wish to use strategic litigation as an advocacy tool.
– Development of the strategic litigation plans.