Hand-help.ru is a project of Russia’s Human Rights Institute. It uses the internet to improve the legal protection of people who use drugs, and prisoners convicted under Russia’s drug laws, as well as improving the legal knowledge of civil society groups, legislators and lawyers. Network Spotlights are short profile articles focusing on members of the Global Legal Empowerment Network. Spotlight articles use case studies and ‘key lessons’ to provide insights into the work of network members. Whether you are working in the same country, with similar issues or want to understand new legal empowerment approaches, the Network Spotlight is a useful learning resource.