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Chicago, IL, April 30, 2019 The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced the launch of the Africa Transitional Justice Legacy Fund to help support the implementation of transitional justice efforts in Africa, including the continent’s new African Union Transitional Justice Policy.

The multi-year, multimillion-dollar Fund will strengthen civil society’s capacity to engage with and advocate for national and regional transitional justice processes in Africa. Specifically, the Fund will support initiatives that seek to achieve truth, justice, and accountability for crimes and human rights violations in societies experiencing or transitioning from conflicts and dictatorships.

The Institute for Democratic Governanceone of Ghana’s leading nonprofit and non- governmental organizations, will administer the Fund, which will start with an initial focus on seven West African countries: Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. 

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