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Priority Areas

Litigation for Social Change

Actively Developing Jurisprudence

Strengthening Capacity to Litigate Strategically

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Building Partnerships for Social Justice

Sharing expertise and knowledge through working together

Producing Knowledge for Social Change

Producing accessible resources and reports

Active Cases

J v Namibia

Limbani Sibande v Bright Mwale & Attorney General of Malawi (Defence Forces); Civil Cause 126 of 2021

Eric Gitari v The Hon. Attorney General & 21 Others Civil Appeal No 536 of 2019

Pamela Adie v Corporate Affairs Commission

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About Us

Founded in 2014, the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) is a Pan-African and feminist initiative with a timely remit: to strengthen strategic human rights litigation across the African continent. Essentially, we aim to change the way that strategic litigation is used so as to enable broader access to justice and to support those who seek to hold states accountable for violations of women’s human rights and sexual rights.

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+27 11 338 9024/9028/9014

Fax: +27 11 338 9029

Address: 208-211 Rahima Moosa Street, Marble Towers, 15th Floor Johannesburg, 2001 Gauteng, South Africa