Thematic Areas

Practices and Procedures

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Practices and Procedures

Our Practices and Procedures focus on developing and enhancing the legal rules and procedures that are required to create an enabling environment for strategic litigation. We seek to elaborate and clarify constitutional and broader human rights litigation standards. We also engage in law reform by making submissions where we seek to clarify and develop procedures to reflect best practices in human rights litigation. The current focus of our work is on the following:

  • Legal standing
  • Amicus curiae provisions
  • Human rights remedies
  • Cost orders
  • Development of rules of procedure

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.

Contact Details

Contact Number:

+27 11 338 9028

Fax: +27 11 338 9029

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