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Your Support for Poor and Minority Communities

A holiday letter from our Executive Director, Jennifer Smith: Dear Friend, The work of legal aid lawyers in Afghanistan, Nepal, Tunisia, the West Bank and Myanmar is desperately needed and yet also difficult and dangerous. In the most challenging contexts, ILF lawyers overcome incredible obstacles every day to fight for the rights of the poorest and most vulnerable, incrementally […]

Expanding Justice In Myanmar

The indigent accused of Myanmar are in dire need of legal representation in order to avoid lengthy pre-trial detention and unjust sentencing practices. With our offices in Yangon and Mandalay producing excellent results, we’re expanding into more areas to further our mission. This week, our Program Director traveled to the districts of Pathein and Myitkyina […]

ILF, High Judicial Council Jointly Stress Need for Sustainable and Institutional Legal Aid for Marginalized Groups

Ramallah – On Monday, April 23, 2018, the President of the High Court, the President of the High Judicial Council, Counselor Emad Salim Saad met with Jennfer Smith, the Executive Director of the International Legal Foundation, in the presence of the Secretary General, the Assistant of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge, Asaad Al-Shenar. The meeting […]

ILF-Nepal Wins Supreme Court Victory

On November 3, 2015, ILF-Nepal won a landmark case before Nepal’s Supreme Court. As a direct result of our advocacy, a common misdemeanor violation has been removed from the jurisdiction of quasi-judicial bodies and placed under the jurisdiction of District Courts. This decision will have an enormous impact upon the ability of Nepal’s poor to […]

The ILF is Actively Recruiting International Fellows for Tunisia, the West Bank, and Nepal

International Fellows are the backbone of the ILF’s success in its program countries. The ILF’s Natalie Rea International Fellows are lawyers with at least five years of criminal defense, prosecution, or judicial experience who volunteer to work and live abroad on three-month assignments. International Fellows mentor local lawyers day-in and day-out, case-by-case, to help develop […]

ILF Launches New Country Program in Tunisia

The ILF is happy to announce that it has launched a new country program in Tunisia with support from the German Foreign Office. The goal of this new program is to improve the quality of criminal defense service provided to indigent Tunisians, while strengthening Tunisia’s criminal legal aid system. The new Constitution of the Tunisian […]

The ILF Issues a Joint Oral Statement with the ACLU, CELS, and PRI on Issue of Prison Overcrowding

The following statement was drafted jointly by The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS), the International Legal Foundation (ILF), and Penal Reform International (PRI). It was delivered on September 10th at the 27th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system […]

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