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Lawyers Against Poverty

London, United Kingdom
Joined September 2020

Vision: to inspire and bring together a community of lawyers from around the world to improve access to justice in order to relieve poverty.

Presence in: United Kingdom
Focus: Access to Information, Economic Empowerment, Education, Land & Natural Resources, Other, Women's Rights
  • To inspire lawyers to play a part in global justice and provide a means by which they can fulfill their duties as “Lawyers in society”
  • To identify and facilitate legal projects which support access to justice
  • To provide information and support to individuals who aspire to become lawyers through mentoring and facilitating access to legal education and careers advice
  • To raise awareness of the impact on the relief of poverty that can be achieved through improved access to justice

People Associated With This Organization

Emma Lough

United Kingdom  
Lawyers Against Poverty
Joined September 2020
Interests: Access to Information, Economic Empowerment, Education, Other, Women's Rights
I trained in law in the UK and have worked for the last ten years in non-profit organisations focused on legal education and access to justice in the UK and Europe. I currently run an organisation that provides a platform for global network of lawyers committed to fighting social injustice worldwide.

Naomi Sander

United Kingdom  
Lawyers Against Poverty (Unverified)
Joined October 2020
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Land & Natural Resources
I am a UK-based lawyer, working in the project finance and energy infrastructure space. I also have an LLM in development studies from SOAS where my thesis related to the law regulating the role of the private sector in economic and human development. I volunteer for Lawyers Against Poverty (previously the lawyers network of Oxfam) in the UK and run the Junior Lawyers Against Poverty network for them, getting law students engaged in rule of law and access to justice projects. I am joining Namati as I am hoping to expand my network in Africa and discover some ways of sharing the resources we have built here in the UK through Lawyers Against Poverty to support Namati.
Emma Lough is the network champion (main point of contact) for Lawyers Against Poverty.

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