Our global projects
These projects span LAW’s thematic focuses, seeking to use the LAW creatively to address the issue at an international level and make an impact across multiple countries and jurisdictions.
Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by Security Forces
LAW advocates sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by security forces against protected persons be recognised as rape and in certain circumstances as international crime – namely a war crime and/or crime against humanity.
Redefining FGM as Torture
In 2017, LAW commenced a campaign on redefining female genital mutilation/ cutting (FGM/C) as a form of torture and potentially, an international crime.
No Safe Haven
Legal Action Worldwide (LAW)’s No Safe Haven (NSH) project seeks to end international impunity for war criminals and the perpetrators of human rights violations and to provide justice to the victims of such atrocities.
Women Lawyers Network
In June 2014, LAW launched ‘The Women Lawyers Network: Working in Conflict’ to establish and facilitate connections between women lawyers from the Americas, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa.
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One year of conflict in Northern Ethiopia: Ensuring Justice and Support for Victims and Survivors, 10 December 2021, Human Rights Day
Accountability & Rule of Law - Gender Equality & GBV - Global - Advocacy
LAW and Fortify Rights hold ASP20 side event on international justice for Myanmar
Accountability & Rule of Law - Gender Equality & GBV - Transformative Justice - Global - Advocacy - Legal Aid & Empowerment
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LAW’s Fifth Year Anniversary
Accountability & Rule of Law - Gender Equality & GBV - Natural Resource Exploitation - Transformative Justice - Global - Advocacy - Legal Aid & Empowerment - Strategic Litigation - Technical Assistance