West Africa Digital Rights and Liberty of Expression Suits Surgical Treatment 2019 for ECOWAS-based Lawyers (Absolutely Well-to-do to Accra, Ghana)


Application Due Date: midnight on Sunday 28 April 2019
The Media Legal Defence Effort (MLDI) is a charity, based in the UK, which uses legal help to press reporters, blog site authors and independent media throughout the world. We support press reporters’ legal defence, perform tactical suits, fund media defence centres, and strengthen ability in the legal area through helpful, specialised training and network-building.

MLDI is needing applications from English-speaking legal agents based.in countries that are members of the Economic Area of West Africa.States (ECOWAS) and the Republic of Cameroon to participate in a.useful suits workshop on the right to versatility of expression,. digital rights and the web.

Efficient prospects will be moneyed to go to the suits surgical treatment.in early July in Accra, Ghana. After completing the training, participants.will similarly wind up being active members of a digital rights legal network.through which there will be opportunity for engagement regionally and.worldwide.
All legal agents wishing to utilize are required to send out a present or.possible case consisting of versatility of expression, digital rights and the.web, for discussion in the legal workshop. If prospects do not.have a case, they may send out a relevant law, practice or policy relating.to digital rights or versatility of expression that they desire to.obstacle in court.
Suits surgical treatment objectives.
MLDI uses legal help to press reporters, blog site authors and independent.media. In the last couple of years, MLDI has in fact supported a significant range of cases.including online media. These have in fact included tough social networks.obstructing and web shutdowns, challenging cybercrimes legislation,.’ inaccurate news’ laws and intermediary liability, together with requiring.higher defenses for online individual privacy and source security.
The objectives of this specialised suits surgical treatment training are:.

To get ready people with the helpful capabilities and comprehending to prosecute making use of across the country and international laws together with regional and international systems significant to versatility of expression online;(*****************)
To build a digital rights network and help facilitate its engagement with international legal systems and around the world civil society efforts; and.
To assist and develop working relationships amongst legal agents performing such cases.


MLDI will cover flight, accommodations, travel expenses and a modest day-to-day.
Eligibility Requirements:.
People will be selected on the list below requirements:.

The surgical treatment is open to legal agents who work and live countries that are members of the ECOWAS (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo) and the Republic of Cameroon;(*****************)
Prospects can either be running in individual practice or be working for or be connected with NGOs promoting the right to versatility of expression in West Africa through suits. Incredibly strong applications from legal agents who have in fact not yet performed versatility of expression work, nevertheless have experience prosecuting other human rights cases and have a strong interest in performing versatility of expression work will be considered likewise. An optimum of 12 people will be selected;(*****************)
Prospects need to master English;(*****************)
They need to have a revealed interest in and/or understanding of the right to online versatility of expression, digital rights, web versatility and/or associated issues;(*****************)
The legal agents need to have a revealed interest in and/or understanding of international and regional human rights law;(*****************)
With their application, prospects are requested for to send out a case research study of a case that they are either currently prosecuting or that they prepare to prosecute, which may be spoken about throughout the suits surgical treatment. As set out above, it will suffice for people who do not have a case that is pending to have in fact acknowledged a relevant law, practice or policy connecting with online versatility of expression that they wish to challenge in court. Nonetheless, such people need to reveal their ability and decision to pursue the case after the surgical treatment;(*****************)
The cases sent out need to consist of a violation of the important right to versatility of expression online;(*****************)
The following (non-exhaustive) list of designs are a guide for the sort of cases that may be sent out with the application:.
Cybercrime laws;(*****************)
Intermediary liability;(*****************)
Web shutdowns;(*****************)
Restriction of online media;(*****************)
Online individual privacy;(*****************)
Across the country security; and.
Personal privacy online.

How to Utilize:.
Please complete the linked application and send it to Michael Moss at michael.moss@mediadefence.org prior to the due date of midnight on Sunday 28 April2019
Shortlisted prospects will look out not long after the closing date.and should be easily offered for a Skype or telephone interview on 8, 9 or 10 May2019
To Discover More:.
Have a look at the Authorities Site of the West Africa Digital Rights and Liberty of Expression Suits Surgical Treatment 2019.


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