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International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP)

New York, United States
Joined November 2016
Presence in: Colombia, United States, Zimbabwe
Focus: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Other

ISLP fosters just and accountable development that is sustainable, supportive of human rights, and strengthens the rule of law by mobilizing our unique network of highly skilled and experienced pro bono lawyers to advise civil society and governments.

Our programs include:

  • Natural Resource Management
  • Community-Inclusive Development
  • Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption
  • Economic and Social Development
  • Investment, Trade, & Tax
  • Civil Society Space
  • Freedom of Expression and Media Law

People Associated With This Organization

Alessandra Phillips

United States  
International Senior Lawyers Project...
Joined March 2021
Interests: Corruption, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Policy Advocacy & Governance
I lead ISLP's Community Inclusive Development and our Accountability and Transparency portfolio at ISLP. Through these focus groups I further ISLP's goals of just, inclusive, and accountable development. My field work is primarily in East Africa and Southern Africa, but my work has also focused in Asia and South America.

Prior to ISLP, I was a litigator for over a decade, with significant experience in corporate and commercial litigation and advised on global anti-corruption compliance programs and anti-corruption due diligence matters.

Bridget Mafusire

International Senior Lawyers Project...
Joined March 2020
Interests: Economic Empowerment
My name is Bridget Mafusire, I am a lawyer, who has gained considerable exposure in the public and private sectors, and am now in the civil society for close to two years now. My current role as In-country Advisor for International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP) involves coordination of the organisations local programs. In Zimbabwe, ISLP's focus has been on natural resource governance and access to information. The role that I am in essentially is for identifying local and to an extent regional programming opportunities. As Namati is a movement for legal empowerment, I believe that I would gain from access to the broad range of resources available to the network as well as the large network of fellow lawyers working in civil society on natural resource governance issues. This is of particular importance to my role as I work with local civil society organisations, top support their advocacy initiatives, which involve legal empowerment activities from grassroots level all the way to policy and law maker level.

Melissa Eustace

United States  
International Senior Lawyers Project...
Joined August 2020
Interests: Corruption, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice
I am Communications and Operations Manager of ISLP, the International Senior Lawyers Project. As such, my role is ensuring the smooth functioning of our organization and spreading the word about its effective and impactful service to its clients, which consist of governments and civil society organizations.

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