FUNDED TRAINING OPPORTUNITY FOR AFRICAN ATTORNEYS AT CORNELL LAW SCHOOL, USA
October 27, 2017:
The Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide is pleased to accept applications for its second Makwanyane Institute, an intensive training workshop for capital defenders, that will take place in the USA from June 18 to 28, 2018. Named in honor of the South African Constitutional Court’s seminal decision abolishing the death penalty, the Institute will offer fifteen Fellows the opportunity to participate in specialized training, litigation support, and community-building. You can find more information at bit.ly/2wKa9pP
The Institute invites applications from criminal defense lawyers practicing in common law jurisdictions in Africa, including Botswana, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Applications are due November 20, 2017.
The 2018 Makwanyane Fellows will travel from June 18 to 28, 2018 to Cornell University Law School in the USA to be trained and mentored by a team of leading experts in death penalty representation in the US and internationally. Fellows will be expected to organize follow-up trainings in their country of practice.
The application form is attached and should be returned by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 20, 2017.
Airfare, accommodation, and meals are provided for Makwanyane Fellows.