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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

Evening with International Lawyers For Africa

In October we held an evening with the fantastic International Lawyers For Africa! Lawyers Against Poverty has already spent some time with the ILFA group and been very impressed by this fantastic group of energetic lawyers, many of whom are very committed to learning about pro-bono law and ways of improving… Read more

Our first ever hackathon!

  On 9th October 2017 Lawyers Against Poverty held our first ever hackathon!  This intensive 12 hour event, held at Gowling WLG in London, was led by the Lawyers Against Poverty in-house lawyers group. With the support of a web developer the participants at the hackathon populated a new website… Read more

New video: Tika’s story

A short documentary is now available following the story of Tika Darlami, a woman living in Nepal who used to have serious trouble communicating with other people and becoming involved in her community due to low self-esteem. However, as the three minute film illustrates, Tika was helped by WAM (Women… Read more

New video: Sentinels of Forests

A short film is now available depicting the work carried out by Oxfam India to help the Adivasi, who live in the forest areas of Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and the Vidharbha region of Maharashtra. Although the Adivasi have lived in these locations for generations they do not in fact hold… Read more