• Grant:
    Access to Justice in South Kivu, DRC
    Human Rights
    Democratic Republic of the Congo

The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is working to increase access to justice throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo. Through our support they are developing a community paralegal model in the Maniema province and are working to bring justice to communities impacted by large-scale mining in South Kivu, DRC.

ABA ROLI is working to increase knowledge among human rights and community-based organizations on the legal and human rights held by individuals and communities. They are developing a paralegal model that trains Congolese citizens to provide immediate legal services to those affected by violence. They are also working in communities impacted by large-scale mining, helping to identify industry best practices and addressing their sustainable development needs. It is expected that by building their capacity in this way, NGOs and community-based organizations will be better positioned to assert their rights before judicial and non-judicial institutions.