One hour of legal advice
CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
When fighting for human rights, we need to make sure that we get every fact right. Often this means calling in experts to ensure that our campaigns are as effective as possible; such as seeking legal advice when civil society campaigners are imprisoned for their activities in support of civil rights.
Supporting an hour of consultation with a lawyer or other technical expert will help secure justice and could save lives. Expertise will be used to investigate and support cases where civil society activists are charged and imprisoned, to advise on human rights legislation, or to develop technical materials for use by local organizations in their fight for civil liberties. In the context of the global war on terror, many states have introduced new security legislation and taken new measures to ’protect’ their populations. Sadly, in some countries security legislation is used to facilitate infringements of human rights. In a number of instances, governments have taken advantage of this to intensify their own crackdowns on political opponents, advocacy groups and civic activists. Your gift will assist in responding to these situations and upholding the principles of justice and personal freedom.