Lucy Claridge

Lucy is the Executive Director of the International Lawyers Project. Prior to joining ILP, she was the Senior Counsel and Head of the Strategic Legal Response Centre at Forest Peoples Programme. Her work focused on helping forest and indigenous people across the globe secure their rights to their lands and their livelihoods before international, regional and domestic bodies and courts. Lucy was also the Director of Strategic Litigation at Amnesty International and the Legal Director at Minority Rights Group International, where she focused on strategic litigation, advocacy and capacity building to improve access to justice worldwide, establishing significant precedent before the African and European human rights mechanisms and national courts. In 2022, her case, Amnesty International v Togo won the Global Freedom of Expression prize from Columbia University.