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Bronze medal Reporter Adv. Alex Posted 18 May 2019 Post Comment Visitors: 1048 Read More News and Blogs
Lawyers Without Borders(LWOB)

Lawyers Without Borders(LWOB) is a globalnon-profit organization founded in 2000, which functionworldwide from its central headquarters placedinNew Haven,Connecticut, U.S.A.Lawyers Without Borders UK wasestablished in 2003 and is headquartered in London. Lawyers from around the world are engaged asvolunteering lawyerswho donate pro bono service to rule of law projects, capacity building and access to justice initiatives.LWOB aims“develop and provide legal support to Rule of Law projects and initiatives in the human rights and global capacity building sectors; this is achieved using lawyers serving pro bono whenever possible. This approach has proven to exponentially reduce costs to funders, in-country NGOs, and legal communities in developing regions around the world.” Theirwork involves,

Trial Advocacy Training,

Mediation Training,

Neutral Trial Observation,

Community Outreach,

Civic Education and Research,

Technical Assistance,

Policy Guidance and Justice Sector (Judges, Prosecutors, Public Defenders) Capacity Building Support.

LWOBis in the process of making a robust roster of Student Divisions. The vast majority of thepresentlylicensed Student Divisions of LWOB areheadquartered in the UK. Various new student divisions from Europe and USA are in the early improvement stages.LWOB providefreeinternships to law and undergraduate students and young lawyers in New Haven CT and Washington DC (USA).

Presently there are5 officially authorized LWOB which are,

one at Durham University (UK)

one at Cambridge University (UK),

one at The London School of Economics (UK)

one at Brooklyn Law School (USA),

one at New York Law School (USA)

LWOB's programming and models have been implemented throughout Africawhich included the following: Liberia,Kenya,Ethiopia,Namibia,Cameroon,Tanzania,Mozambique,Rwanda, andUganda. LWOB is actively involved in programming in one or more of those locationsat any granted time.Other areas which are outside of Africa where work has been conducted or is planned include Kyrgyzstan, China, Albania, and India.

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