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Shanti Mohila honored as one of the ten Raphael Lemkin “Champions of Prevention”
Transformative Justice - Rohingya Crisis - Advocacy - Legal Aid & Empowerment
Shanti Mohila: one of the Raphael Lemkin Champion of Prevention 2023 We are delighted to announce that “Shanti Mohila”, a...Read more
Hidden Identities, Broken Lives and No Access to Justice
Gender Equality & GBV - Lebanon - Advocacy
Hidden Identities, Broken Lives and No Access to Justice Voices from LGBTQI+ People in Lebanon Executive Summary Lesbian, gay, bisexual,...Read more
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Just Security: Ethiopia’s Atrocity Victims Broaden UN Appeal After Human Rights Council’s Failure
Accountability & Rule of Law - Tigray and northern Ethiopia - Advocacy
The United Nations Human Rights Council, wrapping up its 54th ordinary session, completed its voting on resolutions Oct. 13, a...Read more
What we do
Gender Equality & GBV
LAW recognises that gender inequality is a root cause of many human rights violations and abuses. LAW advocates for the voices of women to be heard and maintains that women must be included in significant and meaningful roles throughout peace- building efforts if long lasting peace is to be achieved. Closely linked, sexual violence is not a stand-alone problem which can be solved in isolation. A fully integrated approach is required which both addresses deeply rooted gender inequalities and works to empower and recognise the distinct experience of women, men and LGBTQI communities.
Accountability & Rule of Law
LAW works with state institutions to increase accountability and to build internal and international pressure for independent and impartial investigations into violations and abuses. Through this work, LAW aims to reduce the climate of impunity for serious criminal offences and contribute towards rule of law, increased access to justice, peace and security.
Transitional justice, or as we prefer to call it, Transformative Justice, refers to a process that countries emerging from periods of conflict and repression undertake in order to address extensive human rights violations, too widespread and serious to be dealt with through the ordinary justice system. LAW recognises that transformative justice must be locally driven, and that all sections of society must be meaningfully involved. LAW takes a participatory and gender-sensitive approach in its provision of technical assistance to local legal institutions and organisations and fosters the participation of women, the young, and minority and survivor communities at all levels of the process.
Atrocities Against Aid Workers
LAW condemns the increase in deliberate and targeted attacks on aid workers in recent years and the very high rates of impunity for these attacks. Very few perpetrators are being held accountable and there are virtually no prosecutions. Very few aid workers receive legal advice about the range of options to pursue justice and accountability.
LAW’s Fifth Year Anniversary
Where we work
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LAW undertakes a number of cutting-edge projects and global campaigns that address issues arising across multiple fragile states and conflict-affected contexts.
Legal Action is fully funded and supported by LAW; using creative legal strategies to increase access to justice for women and girls
In response to the COI report, LAW initiated an EU-funded programme to empower survivors of gendered human rights violations and international crimes in Syrian-led justice strategies.
Securing access to justice through the formal legal system remains a significant challenge. This is especially true for women and children, members of minority clans, and displaced populations.
In 2019 LAW trained 60 South Sudanese lawyers and human rights activists on documentation and collection of information and evidence on human rights violations and abuses with a gender sensitive approach.
The war has taken its toll on the criminal justice system and the rule of law in general in Sri Lanka and there are many institutional and legal challenges to the effective administration of criminal justice.
LAW is embarking on an innovative new model of legal representation where empowerment of the clients, Shanti Mohila, is mainstreamed throughout the process.
In Myanmar, LAW supports the documentation of Conflict Related Sexual Violence, and other human rights violations and international crimes, and seeks to support and empower survivors in pursuing justice.
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Side Event to ASP22: Accountability for Crimes Against Children
Accountability for Crimes Against Children: Challenges and Opportunities from a Gender Perspective Date: Thursday, 07 December 2023 Location: UN...
Side Event to ICC ASP22: SGBV Report Launch and Discussion
“Every day, i remember they destroyed my life” Long-Term Physical and Psychosocial Consequences of Genocidal Sexual and Gender-Based Violence the...
Syria and the International Justice System
Syria and the International Justice System 18 January 2024 – 19 January 2024 Hotel Bristol Berlin, Berlin This workshop supports...
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Partners and donors
LAW recognises that without our partners and donors we could not reach the individuals and communities that we support. We want to extend a sincere thank you to those organisations that make our work possible.