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

Upcoming: Advancing Women’s Rights Through Strategic Litigation and Other Tools

Many women in the world today suffer disadvantage and discrimination, marginalisation and violence. One in three will experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetime and only 52% of women who are married or in a relationship freely make decisions about contraception and healthcare. Globally, 750 million women and… 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