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Value and Impact of Strategic Litigation: Fool’s Paradise or Indispensable Weapon?

By: Open Society Foundations

Currently burgeoning in many parts of the Global South, strategic litigation remains surprisingly unexamined as a tool of social change. In this podcast, three experts engage litigators, practitioners, funders, and others interested in the debate.


  • Noeline Blackwell has been director general of FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres), an Irish human rights NGO focused on access to justice, since 2005.
  • Brian Kearney-Grieve is program executive for reconciliation and human rights at Atlantic Philanthropies.
  • Gilbert Marcus is a senior counsel practicing at the Johannesburg Bar, with experience litigating in both apartheid and post-independence courts in South Africa.
  • James A. Goldston (Moderator) is executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Uploaded on: Jun 25, 2015
Last Updated: Dec 08, 2015
Year Published: 2014
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