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Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEACLE)

Chiang Mai, Thailand
Joined July 2016
Presence in: Thailand
Focus: Education

Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEACLE) collaborates globally in the development of justice education and access to justice initiatives while simultaneously fostering generations of pro bono minded champions.

BABSEACLE has been working collaboratively with universities, law students, law faculties, lawyers, members of the legal community, and justice related organizational partners since 2003 to develop justice education and pro bono related programs throughout Asia. These programs assist in providing access to justice services while simultaneously helping to build the next generation of social justice, pro bono minded champions.

These programs and clinics assist communities, provide legal aid services and simultaneously help to build the next generation of social justice, pro-bono minded champions.

BABSEACLE’s mission is to help establish, strengthen and support Access to Justice and Rule of Law in Asia and globally through justice education, including a core focus on legal ethics, professional responsibility and pro bono awareness raising.

People Associated With This Organization

Bruce Lasky

Thailand  
Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia...
Joined July 2016
Bruce A. Lasky is the Co-Founder/Director of BABSEACLE as well as BABSEACLE Australia, BABSEACLE Singapore Ltd and BABSEACLE Foundation, where he provides technical and education advisory support for justice education programmes throughout the Asia region. He has over 25 years of work experience in legal aid, clinical legal education, pro bono and legal training work. He has more than 16 years of experience working in developing countries and countries in transition, implementing education and community empowerment projects, including much of that work focusing on clinical legal education, pro bono, access to justice and legal aid.

Geraldine Yam

Laos  
Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia...
Joined November 2020
Interests: Education, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Women's Rights
Consultant / volunteer in the field of legal education and access to justice initiatives in Lao PDR. Want to access resources to help advise NGOs and community groups.

Jordan Kronen

United States  
Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia... (Unverified)
Joined August 2018
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Women's Rights
I am an advocate for human rights, legal empowerment, and social development. I have worked in several capacities in Southeast Asia, China, and the United States in this field to uplift underrepresented or oppressed voices. I have worked in Thailand for a legal education NGO putting on pro bono conferences in various Southeast Asian countries like Myanmar, Indonesia, and Malaysia. I taught English in the rural and impoverished town of Bachok, Kelantan in Malaysia. I recently graduated from Tsinghua University through the Schwarzman Scholars Program receiving my master's degree in Global Affairs. In the U.S., I have worked on voter registration campaigns, for U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley on Capitol Hill and for Washington State Senator Reuven Carlyle. I have organized petition signing campaigns for same-sex marriage freedom. I seek to continue this work for which I hold the highest passion.

Lauren Donnison

Myanmar  
Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia...
Joined March 2016
Interests: Education
Currently I am living in Myanmar and working for BABSEACLE as the Pro Bono Initiatives and Externship Coordinator

Pavina Thephithuck

Laos  
Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia...
Joined August 2018
Interests: Children's Rights, Community Paralegals, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Labor & Employment, LGBTQI+ Rights, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice
Pavina Thephithuck is a Lawyer/Lao Country Manager at BABSEACLE a not-for-profit organizations based in Vientiane Capital and also a member of the Lao Bar Association Which is Based in Lao PDR helping to foster Clinical Legal Education (CLE) in Lao PDR. Partnering with Faculty of Law and Political Science(FLP), National University of Laos, Faculty of Law and Administrative (FLA), Champasak University, National Institute of Justice (NIJ Ministry of Justice Lao PDR in developing Law Professing on “knowledge, skill and value”. She started he career as a Legal Fellow support the FLPCLE Programme in 2013 by joining BABSEACLE to present to further passion to help to foster access to justice and create the culture of a Pro Bono heart & Mind to all Law profession and other to take another step forward toward in becoming the Rule of Law in Laos. Through different project such as “Bringing Justice Closer to Women Suffering from Gender-Based Violence” under the EIDHR grant and Increase Capacity of University, Law School Course and In House Clinic to supplement Legal Aid Services in Laos” Development and Strengthening of Clinical Legal Education (CLE) at NUOL FLP, FLA, NIJ and Other Legal Educational Support Initiatives under Laos Legal Aid Support Project Supported by The Legal Aid Support Program, is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Asia Foundation. Strengthening Access to Justice in Lao PDR. Under The Citizen Engagement for Good Governance, Accountability and the Rule of Law Program(CEGGA) implemented by GIZ funded by EU, Germany.

Wendy Morrish

Thailand  
Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia...
Joined May 2018
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Women's Rights
Co-founder and Director of BABSEACLE and co-founder of "The Asia Justice Marathon" www.babseacle.org
www.asiajusticemarathon.org

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