Report on Grant to Support Nairobi Strategic Litigation Conference – October 2019

Members will remember voting to support the inaugural conference in Nairobi on ‘Strategic Legal Mechanisms for Delivering Social and Economic Justice in Africa’ last October. The conference ran for 3 days at the University of Nairobi as a collaboration between Oxfam International and the University of Nairobi and was a… Read more

Report on Indigenous Leaders Listening Session: The Flourishing Diversity Series

As part of the Flourishing Diversity Series, Lawyers Against Poverty hosted a Listening Session regarding indigenous land rights at Simmons & Simmons on 11 September 2019. The Flourishing Diversity Series The Flourishing Diversity Series provided a unique opportunity to listen, learn, and communicate with indigenous leaders from across the world…. Read more

Refugee Confidence Sessions

Lawyers Against Poverty is currently in the midst of its second series of refugee confidence sessions in collaboration with Refugee Resource in Oxford. These sessions are intended to offer the refugee community information on their rights in the UK. We want to empower and support refugees in their efforts to… Read more

FGM

According to the World Health Organisation, it is estimated that more than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), with three million at risk every year. FGM is defined as the removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons (whether complete or incomplete)… Read more

News from Lesvos

Lawyers Against Poverty is delighted that Oxfam in Greece, European Lawyers in Lesvos and the Greek Council for Refugees yesterday announced the release of a pamphlet on seeking asylum in Lesvos (entitled Seeking Asylum: Basic Legal Information for Applicants of International Protection). It is available in ten different languages (Amharic,… Read more