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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

Case Study from Greece – Amish

This is the second in a series of case studies about the work of the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) in Lesvos.  Amish is from a country where asylum seekers have an average recognition rate at first instance of below 25% in the EU.  As an individual identified as non-vulnerable,… Read more

Case Study from Greece – M

This is the first in a series of case studies about the work of the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) in Lesvos.  “M” is a young woman and mother from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DCR).  She was forced into marriage at the age of 16 and was subjected to… Read more

Report on Work in Greece

Members of Lawyers Against Poverty made a contribution of €10,000 to assist the work of Oxfam and the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) in Lesvos, a small island which receives the majority of sea arrivals (on average 1,300 asylum seekers in each month from October 2017 to February 2018).  Most… Read more

Victory for Mary Sunday

On 17 May 2018, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (the Court of Justice) ruled in favour of the complainants in ECW/CCJ/APP/26/15 – WARDC and IHRDA (on behalf of Mary Sunday) v Nigeria.  This is a very significant victory for victims of domestic violence… Read more

Refugee insight sessions

On 28 November 2017, a group of refugee women living in Oxford met for the third instalment of a series of refugee insight workshops being delivered by Lawyers Against Poverty. This session looked at family law within England and Wales. The first two sessions had looked at employment law and… Read more

Human rights in Oxford

On 22nd November we took part in an event organised at the new Bonavero Institute for Human Rights alongside some of the key organisations involved in Human Rights work in Oxford (including the Oxford Human Rights Hub and a number of student societies).  Read more

National pro bono week

International Pro Bono: working with peers in developing countries to improve the rule of law Lawyers Against Poverty took part in this event organised by Rule of Law Expertise UK at the Law Society as part of national pro bono week and enjoyed a fantastic opportunity to highlight some of the… Read more