Building Capacity of Nigerian Judicial Sector to Prosecute Terrorism and Atrocity Cases
ID: 353971Type: Posted
Overview

Buyer

Bureau of International Narcotics-Law Enforcement (DOS-INL)

Award Range

$750K - $1M

Eligible Applicants

Nonprofits Without 501(c)(3) Status

Funding Category

Law, Justice and Legal Services

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes
Timeline
  1. 1
    Forecast Posted Not available
  2. 2
    Forecast Due Not available
  3. 3
    Posted May 3, 2024 12:00 AM
  4. 4
    Due Jun 28, 2024 12:00 AM
Description

The Bureau of International Narcotics-Law Enforcement is offering a federal grant opportunity titled "Building Capacity of Nigerian Judicial Sector to Prosecute Terrorism and Atrocity Cases". This grant aims to enhance the capacity of the Nigerian judicial sector to effectively prosecute terrorism and atrocity cases. Nigeria has been heavily impacted by terrorism, with groups like ISIS West Africa and Boko Haram committing horrendous atrocities such as massacres, sexual violence, suicide bombings, and abductions. These atrocities have caused widespread fear among citizens, worsened the humanitarian crisis, and increased human rights violations. To address this, Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Justice has assigned the prosecution of these cases to the ministry's Complex Case Group, and the Federal High Court of Nigeria has assigned judges to adjudicate them. The Legal Aid Council provides defense to the accused, and the National Human Rights Commission is responsible for promoting and protecting human rights. However, there is a significant backlog of terrorism cases due to limited knowledge of prosecuting atrocities, administrative problems, and logistical challenges. This grant opportunity seeks to address these issues and improve the overall capacity of the Nigerian judicial sector in handling terrorism and atrocity cases.

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