Defending justice with defenceless communities in Africa through legal education, training, and practice. Formerly known as African Prisons Project
Joined on 4 March, 2009
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
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.
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!
"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
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."
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."
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.
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:
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.
"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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