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Justice Defenders

Defending justice with defenceless communities in Africa through legal education, training, and practice. Formerly known as African Prisons Project

Africa-UK

Joined on 4 March, 2009

http://justice-defenders.org

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“I see hope even in the shadow of the gallows.”

Listen to our founder Alexander McLean on the @telosgroup Undaunted podcast. He shares key moments that shaped his personal journey and perspectives that echo throughout our organization.

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Quoted @UIL

Around 11 million people are currently imprisoned worldwide 🌏. Many of them are denied their #RightToEducation.

Join our webinar 💻 to learn how we can overcome discrimination in prison #education.

🗓️ 21 January 2021, 14.30-16.00h CET
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Join our community development manager Matteo tomorrow at 1:30pm GMT to learn how Justice Defenders is supporting prisoners to access world-class legal education.

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"Listen deeply, speak slowly."

Our founder Alexander McLean joined @LauraSicola on the Speaking to Influence Podcast. He shares his thoughts on using storytelling to influence unlikely allies, and the importance of listening without an agenda.

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Even during lockdown, our tutors and students have worked tirelessly. And their efforts have paid off. The latest @LondonU exam results are in, with an excellent 100% pass rate in Kenya! Our students achieved 3 distinctions, 14 merits, 12 credits, & 2 passes. Congratulations!

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Replying to @SegalFoundation: "Justice Defenders: The organization teaching prisoners in Africa how to defend themselves in court" features our part…

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"Justice Defenders: The organization teaching prisoners in Africa how to defend themselves in court" features our partner @justicedefends on @60Minutes with @andersoncooper!! 📺
#TransformationTuesday
#SFFrockstars

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For our UK based followers, tune in to BBC 4 tomorrow morning to hear us featured on The Today Programme with guest editor Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin. If you miss it, or want to listen out of the UK - the replay will be available here:

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Replying to @60Minutes: Isaac Kimaru completed his law degree while serving a 14-year prison sentence in Kenya. Now, he helps other inmates have fai…

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Replying to @Eric_E_Johnson: "Often it's people from backgrounds of privilege who become lawyers or become politicians and make the law, but it's th…

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"Often it's people from backgrounds of privilege who become lawyers or become politicians and make the law, but it's the poorest people in our societies who disproportionately feel the impact of the law." Alexander McLean of @justicedefends on @60Minutes

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One of the judges from the LSE Law programme said, “I was impressed by Peter and Philip's oral submission. They both had very strong, well-articulated and convincing arguments. Their scripts were clearly well-rehearsed, and not a single question destabilized them."

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Peter shared: “We faced several challenges especially in a maximum prison where you don’t have all the time. There were challenges of looking for case laws on human rights and other materials on the same. For me, this was the greatest achievement in my life."

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We’re happy to share that the Justice Defenders Kamiti Prison team won their recent moot court competition against the London School of Economics!

Philip and Peter’s study, preparation & countless practise sessions paid off. They won 491 marks from the five judge panel.

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Isaac Kimaru completed his law degree while serving a 14-year prison sentence in Kenya. Now, he helps other inmates have fair trials.

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We’ve been amazed at the outpouring of support received in the day. And we appreciate each and every donation that comes through our doors, as we rely on your help to continue our defense of the defenseless. If you’d like to contribute, click here:

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This shows our work to secure laptops and internet connections. And how we continued our studies and paralegal services to keep the wheels of justice turning. Important work at any time, but especially when overcrowded prisons could turn a petty crime into a death sentence.

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Many of you watched last night’s broadcast of 60 Minutes that told the story of Justice Defenders. But there’s another segment released online that shares an update on how we have continued to secure fair hearings despite pandemic lockdowns.

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Replying to @WISE_Tweets: "If as a society we say that someone who has stolen will always be a thief, what skills, gifts & talents do we miss out on…

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Replying to @R0b0tFarmer: "Our society can only flourish when the inherant worth of each person is valued." - Alexander McLean, @justicedefends

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"Our society can only flourish when the inherant worth of each person is valued." - Alexander McLean, @justicedefends

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The global justice gap is costly – with ripple effects on communities and societies. But the cost is greatest for those of us with the least.

Contribute to the work of our defenders, and power the work we do to close the justice gap.

Donate here:

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We’d like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new followers. By joining us here, you join a movement of people walking with a limp, from different walks of life. There is no us or them, no beneficiary or benefactor. Each of us is both.

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We hope you have tuned into your local CBS station and are watching tonight’s broadcast of @60Minutes. For those outside of the United States or unable to view on television, the episode is available to watch online, here:

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"If as a society we say that someone who has stolen will always be a thief, what skills, gifts & talents do we miss out on?"

Alexander McLean of @justicedefends advocates the power of #education to rehabilitate incarcerated individuals.⁣ 💙 #WISEAwards

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