Following the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which includes ‘ensuring access to justice for all’ (Goal 16), Oxfam created Lawyers Against Poverty (LAP) to focus specifically on the vital role lawyers play in ending poverty. It is a growing membership network of lawyers across the world who collaborate together to fight the injustice of poverty. Topics which are currently being focused on include access to justice and legal empowerment, land grab cases and women’s rights to property, legal support for refugees and asylum seekers, climate change and other strategic litigation, legal support for governments, NGOs, universities and lawyers in developing countries.
Join LAP at one of the upcoming events next week to find out more about how you can become involved or contact us for more information. Be part of the movement!