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Community Activists and Leaders

You are not a lawyer, but you know the problems facing your local community. Going to court may  not be something you would consider as a viable means of fighting for community rights. But it can be a very powerful way, in the right circumstances, of changing things for the better and empowering your community

You might think that court actions are only concerned with personal grievances or complaints. But public interest litigation deals with matters which concern the rights of whole groups of people. Perhaps problems in you local community could be solved by taking legal action?

Use of the law usually takes a lot of time and resources.  This site gives tips about sourcing funds and help, as well as  practical tips how you may be able to take legal action in a way that is effective and safe. The site will help you assess whether public interest litigation is for you.

Legal Professionals & Paralegals

If you do take legal action, you will probably need professional legal advice. However, in some countries, public interest litigation is little known, even among legal professionals. Even those with legal training will benefit from guidance on legal solutions to problems across a whole range of  topics on human rights, the environment and other matters of public interest. This website aims to assist professional lawyers and paralegals to make most effective use of litigation and advocacy.