17 Oct 2017 - by A4ID

Assessing the Global State of Human Rights Pro Bono Services

The contemporary global network of pro bono Human Rights lawyers dedicated to assisting individuals in some of the poorest regions in the world is at its greatest level of sophistication in history.

The contemporary global network of pro bono Human Rights lawyers dedicated to assisting individuals in some of the poorest regions in the world is at its greatest level of sophistication in history.

Despite this, enormous efforts are underway to improve this global network; to keep pushing the limits of what can be achieved by putting the world’s best lawyers in direct contact with the individuals that need them most.

This drive to connect lawyers with people in need is of course at the heart of A4ID. It is also a core value explored at the 2017 PILnet Global Forum, taking place in Budapest, Hungary from 16-19 October.

Specifically, A4ID Chief Executive, Yasmin Batliwala, will share her experiences nurturing A4ID’s global network of pro bono lawyers as a Speaker in the Pro Bono Plus Panel Discussion on Thursday 19 October 2017.

The Pro Bono Plus workshop will explore what it takes to identify, develop, and successfully implement complex human rights-related pro bono matters that high-calibre local and international law firms are uniquely suited to undertake. Yasmin and the rest of the panel will spotlight pro bono matters that use a focused combination of resources to address conflict, poverty and climate change.

Yasmin’s wealth of experience will be complimented by her fellow speakers: Alexander Papachristou of Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, and Elena Popovic of Media Development Investment Fund, and the Moderator, Peter King of Weil, Gotshall & Managers.

More information, including a full agenda, on the PILnet 2017 Global Forum can be found here.

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