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ARC Launches New Website

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Earlier today, ARC (“Advice, Representation and Cases”) launched its new website which provides individuals, NGOs and States with a platform from which to seek legal representation and advice on the preparation of cases before the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights. ARC also provides legal services for individuals, NGOs and States in matters before… Read more »

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Steven Kay QC to Speak on Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in Colombia

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On Tuesday 12 May 2015, Steven Kay QC will speak at an event entitled “Colombia’s Transition: Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in Context” hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science. The public event will focus upon the current status and prospects of the peace negotiations and the future implementation of the agreements. Steven will participate… Read more »

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IHRDA’s Case Law Analyser

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The IHRDA in The Gambia defends victims of human rights violations before domestic and regional judicial bodies. It also makes sure that the judicial decisions lead to positive change. IHRDA has recently set up the Case Law Analyser which is the first multilingual free-to-access collection of human rights decisions of African supra-national mechanisms of its kind. ARC’s Director,… Read more »

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Litigating Women’s Rights Globally Workshop

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The Litigating Women’s Rights Globally workshop which was held at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer yesterday led by Joss Saunders, proved to be an invaluable opportunity for lawyers and NGOs to examine some of the practical challenges for strategic litigation on women’s rights. The workshop heard about Oxfam’s Raising her Voice campaign and some of the challenges… Read more »

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ARC Supports Oxfam’s “Lawyers Against Poverty”

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Gillian Higgins at ARC has joined Oxfam’s Lawyers Against Poverty project which establishes a Justice Fund to support ground breaking legal projects that will give the poorest and most vulnerable people greater knowledge of their rights and access to justice to help them break free from poverty. Joss Saunders, Oxfam’s General Counsel and Company Secretary… Read more »

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Litigating Women’s Rights Globally

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On 28th April, Lawyers Against Poverty are holding a one day conference on Litigating Women’s Rights Globally, at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 65 Fleet Street, London. The conference will focus on the African Women’s Protocol which guarantees comprehensive legal rights for women and girls. This Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the… Read more »