JusticeMakers 2008 Fellowships Awarded!

JusticeMakers 2008 Fellowships Awarded!

uncommon heros making legal changes

Thanks to the continuous support from i-genius (amongst other organisations) to source the world’s best legal entrepreneurs, JusticeMakers have finally determined the eight 2008 JusticeMakers Fellows. Recipients were notified by phone that they will each receive $5,000 to implement a project to protect the rights of ordinary persons accused of a crime within their communities. The fellows of this seed fund include members from eight countries and three continents. The projects were selected for their innovation, relevance and potential to make important contributions to their country’s respective legal systems. Here are the fellows:

    * Rommel Alim Abitria (Philippines)
    * Ram Kumar Bhandari (Nepal)
    * Buhle Angelo Dube (Swaziland)
    * Patrick Chukwudi Dunkwu (Nigeria)
    * Malik Tahir Iqbal (Pakistan)
    * Christine John (Kenya)
    * Franck Kamunga (Democratic Republic of Congo)

The eight JusticeMakers Fellowships were chosen from a diverse pool of 40 finalists representing 22 countries. Project ideas tackled a range of existing problems in one’s legal system by seeking to alleviate these issues through a variety of innovative ideas – including a grassroots monitoring system of police abuse, seeking reparations for victims of abuse in detention centers and holding workshops to raise public awareness of individual rights. In the final selection process, fellowships were awarded to projects that exhibited the most relevancy, efficacy, practicability, and sustainability. JusticeMakers would love for you to join in the celebration of these uncommon heroes!!!

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