Lawyers Against Poverty

Resilience Training

Putting the Law Behind Climate Justice

The Legal Empowerment Project is a joint initiative between Lawyers Against Poverty (LAP), Simmons & Simmons, The Alliance for Lawyers at Risk, Action4Justice and Peace Brigades International UK , designed to bridge the gap between grassroots human, environmental and climate justice movements and the international legal community, in order to build coordinated and multidisciplinary approaches to global environmental issues.

The project builds on the need identified by human rights defenders fighting to defend their communities from corporate corruption and environmental degradation to strengthen their legal capabilities to fight these disputes. This collaborative initiative is designed to put the resources in the international legal community behind human rights defenders to build more resilient communities and a safer planet.