Making Land Rights a Reality

Land sustains life and is an essential economic resource. As soon as rights to land are threatened, so are the livelihoods and lives of the women, men and communities depending on it. Across the world today, 2.5 billion women and men depend on indigenous and community lands covering more than… Read more

An Evening with Lawyers Against Poverty

On Monday 15 October, Lawyers Against Poverty hosted a discussion at Simmons & Simmons on the theme of what lawyers can do in aid of refugees. We heard from Professor Alexandra Xanthaki, Research Director at Brunel Law School, who established an initiative whereby students can offer their assistance as volunteers… Read more

Launch of Just Lawyers at the Law Society

On 13 June 2018, Just Lawyers was launched on the first day of the Law Society’s In-House Division Conference.  Our panel of speakers – Nikki Elliot (Co-Chair of Lawyers Against Poverty’s In-House Thematic Group), Mark Maurice-Jones (General Counsel at Nestlé), Claire Mortimer (Assistant Legal Adviser at the Foreign Office) and… Read more

Case Study from Greece – Mahmoud

This is the third in a series of case studies about the work of the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) in Lesvos.  Mahmoud is a refugee from Syria and was detained on arrival into Greece.  He was a victim of torture and severely traumatised.  Despite this, however, he did not… Read more