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Avocats sans frontières Canada

Quebec City, Canada
Joined June 2018

Avocats sans frontières Canada aims at empowering local associations and advocates with the goal of advancing Justice and Human Rights for all, especially persons in situation of vulnerability.

Presence in: Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Peru, Tunisia
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Education, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Peace-building, Women's Rights

Avocats sans frontières Canada (Lawyers without borders – ASFC), created by Canadian lawyers in 2002, aims at empowering local associations and advocates with the goal of advancing Justice and Human Rights for all, especially persons in situation of vulnerability.
ASFC has developed a unique expertise in Canada. It manages large scale international cooperation projects which combine actions of legal aid, judicial assistance, strategic litigation of emblematic cases of human rights violations, advocacy for change, training and the reinforcement of local capacities. These projects are often carried out over a number of years in complex environments (conflict, post-conflict, post natural disaster, etc.)
ASFC’s results-based management system allows for a strict management of the funds it receives and ensures the longevity of its projects and actions.
We favour collaboration between lawyers from here and lawyers or organizations from abroad, who work alongside victims of serious human rights violations: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, serious or systematic human rights violations, exclusion and discrimination.
We intervene in response to the needs expressed by local actors in order to ensure the respect of fundamental rights and to end acts of aggression committed against populations in situations of vulnerability. We assert victims’ rights before national and international jurisdictions, always with the primary objective that justice be done by and for local stakeholders.

People Associated With This Organization

Pascal Paradis

Canada  
Avocats sans frontières Canada
Joined June 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Women's Rights
Pascal Paradis is one of the three founding members of Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC), an international NGO whose mission is to support the defence of human rights for the most vulnerable through the reinforcement of access to justice and legal representation. He acts as LWBC’s Executive Director since 2005.

Recognised lawyer, he has managed or participated in numerous international cooperation projects in the field of justice and human rights in various regions of the world, with a focus on Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. He developed an expertise in front line justice projects which contribute to the respect and implementation of the fundamental rights of persons in situation of vulnerability through national, regional and international justice mechanisms. He has presided or presented numerous conferences in Canada, the United States, Latin America and in Africa on access to justice, international law, human rights and international arbitration.
Pascal Paradis is the network champion (main point of contact) for Avocats sans frontières Canada.

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