Delivering Justice

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  • 25 September 2013

    Beyond Geopolitics: Realizing International Human Rights Globally

    An intense debate has recently arisen about the future of global human rights. All sides seem to be in agreement with the central thesis, proposed by Stephen Hopgood, which is that, to be effective, human rights strategies must adapt to a changed, "multipolar world of dispersed state and social power." Read more

  • 06 May 2013

    Unlikely Bedfellows? NGOs Partner with Corporate Lawyers for Pro Bono

    At first glance human rights NGOs and corporate lawyers don’t have much in common. Take a closer look, though, and you can see a growing partnership emerging between the two.  PILnet has helped to lay the foundations for such partnerships, first across Europe and now globally, by helping local and international NGOs identify their legal needs and then by matching those needs with corporate pro bono lawyers.  It’s a simple solution for NGOs that lack the budget to pay for legal advice or research, as well as for lawyers who want to use their legal skills to help a good cause but might not know where to find opportunities. Read more

  • 12 December 2012

    A Passionate Idealist Spurs Realistic Change in China

    I am in the offices of the Equity and Justice Initiative (EJI), an NGO based in Shenzhen that advocates for the rights of the mentally disabled across China, and I’m listening to a remarkable presentation by PILnet Fellow Huang Xuetao.Read more

  • 06 December 2012

    Russia's Foreign Agents Act Goes Live...What Does It Mean for NGOs?

    On the morning of 21 November, the staff of Memorial, one of Russia’s oldest and most respected human-rights organizations, arrived at work to find the words “foreign agent” spray-painted on their building. The graffiti marked the effective arrival of a new law known as the Foreign Agents Act, which requires all Russian nonprofit organizations to register as “foreign agents” if they receive funding from abroad and engage in broadly defined political activities. Read more

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