The IBA Foundation - Funded Projects

The following are some examples of the programs the Foundation has funded during the past five years.  We hope these examples will serve as a guide to grant seekers as to the kinds of projects that fall within our program areas.

  • International Center for Fundamental Rights (CEIDEF) (2015).  The IBA Foundation provided a grant tothe International Center for Fundamental Rights to develop training materials and presentation of training on international conventions and local laws on rights of the disabled in order to build the capacity of state justice system on disability rights in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
  • National Foundation for Democracy and Human Rights in Uganda (2015).  The IBA Foundation provided a grant tothe National Foundation for Democracy and Human Rights in Uganda to develop a guide for citizens to understand land law, and to publish and distribute a report on the state and practice of land law in Uganda.
  • Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (2015). The IBA Foundation provided a grant to the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development to develop a report for enhancing the efficiency of the rule of law in refugee camp settings.
  • Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (2015). The IBA Foundation provided a grant to the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel to develop the Best Practices Legal Manual for Supporting Victims of Torture.
  • Street Law Inc. (2015). The IBA Foundation provided a grant to Street Law Inc. to develop the Rule of Law Education Curriculum.
  • IBA North America Office (2014). The IBA Foundation provided a grant to the IBA North America Office to fund three research interns.
  • War Child Canada (2013).  The IBA Foundation provided a grant to War Child Canada to raise awareness of legal rights of women and girls in Northern Uganda.
  • Transparency International Slovakia (2013).  The IBA Foundation provided a grant to Transparency International Slovakia to produce studies and training sessions for judges and lawyers in order to raise the quality of judicial work and public discussionregarding judicial reform
  • Free Legal Advice Centres (2013).  The IBA Foundation provided a grant to Free Legal Advice Centres in Dublin to produce a research paper on the effect of the recession on the rule of law and to present seminars on the results of such research in order to highlight the importance of civil legal aid.
  • Fundación Fernando Pombo (2013).  The IBA Foundation provided a grant to Fundación Fernando Pombo in Madrid for the preparation of legal source materials that promote social responsibility within the legal profession in Spain.
  • International Justice Resource Center (2013).  The IBA Foundation provided a grant to the International Justice Resource Center in San Francisco to translate video and written human rights-related materials into Brazilian Portuguese and Haitian Creole.
  • For a Fraud-Free Judiciary in Hungary (2012).  The IBA Foundation provided a grant to Transparency International in Hungary for the development of training programs and regulatory recommendations for anti-corruption policies that will allow the Hungarian judiciary to develop greater transparency and accountability.
  • Training Kit for Paralegals to Assist Refugees in Defending Against Mistreatment and Detention, Israel (2012).  The IBA Foundation provided a grant to the Hotline for Migrant Workers in Israel to produce a training kit for paralegals to assist refugees in defending against mistreatment and detention.
  • Anticorruption Business Council of the Kyrgyz Republic (2012).  The IBA Foundation provided a grant to the Anticorruption Business Council of the Kyrgyz Republic to develop guidelines and procedures for processing corruption complaints.
  • War Child Canada (2012).  The IBA Foundation provided a grant of to War Child Canada for its project entitled Legal Education for the Justice and Legal Sector in Northern Uganda.
  • Lex:Lead Group (2012).  The IBA Foundation provided a second grant to Lex:Lead Group to continue its sponsorship of awards for law student essays on topics in law and development in the world’s least developed countries.
  • Center for Prisoners’ Rights in Japan(2011).  The IBA Foundation provided a grant to the Center for Prisoners’ Rights in Japan to develop a handbook that helps prisoners in Japan to represent themselves in resolving such human rights issues as inadequate access to medical care, isolation from family, and extended use of solitary confinement.
  • IBA Human Rights Institute’s Task Force on Terrorism  (2010)   The IBA Foundation was the major funding source for the research and publication by the IBA’s Task Force on Terrorism of its new report entitled Terrorism and International Law:  Accountability, Remedies and Reform launched in New York on March 23, 2011.
  • Afghan Independent Bar Association  (2010)   The IBA Foundation provided a grant to support the Afghan Independent Bar Association to bridge the period prior to the permanent funding for the Bar that is being provided by Sweden.
  • University of Nottingham Anti-Terrorism Project  (2010)    The IBA Foundation provided a grant to fund the publication of a report prepared by School of Law at the University of Nottingham (in cooperation with the Club of Madrid and the President of the UN Sub-Committee on the Prevention of Torture) under the World Justice Project addressing the key legal principles relating to the procedural and substantive handling of terrorist suspects; related use of emergency powers by governments; review functions of courts; and the intersection between key principles of international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law.
  • The Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities  (2010)  The IBA Foundation provided a grant to Bizchut, The Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities, to improve access to justice for the disabled by providing assistance in individual cases involving disabled victims or offenders; training law enforcement and other professionals in the principles and applications of the law; and producing practices, training programs and literature that can be used by other agencies around the world.
  • Technical Assistance to the Columbia Bar (2010)    The IBA Foundation provided a grant to facilitate and provide technical advice in the establishment of the Colombian national bar association
  • Judicial Transparency in Hungary (2010)   The IBA Foundation provided a grant to Transparency International Hungary to enhance the accountability and transparency of the judiciary by introducing legislative amendments.
  • The Lex:Lead Group  (2010)   The IBA Foundation provided a grant to the Lex:Lead Group in support of the inaugural essay contest that encourages young lawyers in lesser developed countries to develop ideas on how the rule of law can be used to reduce poverty.
  • City University of New York Distance Learning Initiative  (2009)  In a follow-up project, the Foundation is contribution to costs to market and disseminate the distance learning program the Foundation previously funded to train non-lawyers at community based organization become accredited to assist immigrants with their applications.
  • Sierra Madre Alliance  (2009)  The Foundation by funding to create and broadcast radio programs on territorial and other rights to over 70,000 indigenous people in the State of Chihuahua, Mexico and there by improve their access to justice.
  • International Bridge to Justice (2008)  To improve the administration of criminal justice in Zimbabwe, the Foundation contributed to funding to develop and publish legal skills took kits for judges, magistrates and defense attorneys on the new Criminal Procedure and Evidence Judicial Service Acts.
  • The New Family Organization for the Advancement of Family Rights  (2008)  The Foundation contributed to New Family’s  Center of Family, Justice & Law to publish and distribute a booklet, The Guide to Inheritance rights, to assist the 800,000 families in Israel not recognized by the religious authorities and therefore not by the State.
  • The Center for Justice & Accountability  (2007)..The Foundation assisted with funding for a project to train 80 Honduran prosecutors to handle human rights abuse cases.  In addition to the basics of international law, investigation and case development, the sessions also provided participants with specific examples of legal strategies used by prosecutors, judges and attorneys for non-governmental agencies in the courts of Argentina, Chile Peru, Spain and the United States.