The Pro Bono Network for Human Rights has been nominated for the European Award for Local Pro Bono Impact 2016

02.11.2016 / 15:52 / Access to Justice

We are delighted to announce that The Pro Bono Network for Human Rights has been nominated for the European Award for Local Pro Bono Impact 2016! The prize is awarded by PILnet – The Global Network for Public Interest Law, a non-governmental organisation with global coverage, which promotes access to justice, the development of civil society and the involvement of lawyers in the community. The Pro Bono Network is among the top 5 projects to be nominated from the 17 enrolled from all over Europe!

The European Award for Local Pro Bono Impact, created in 2015, goes to the best pro bono initiative, regardless of whether it stems from an organization, law firm, solo practitioners or the entire community. The nomination of The Pro Bono Network is a recognition of ACTEDO’s efforts in protecting and promoting human rights and pro bono. The award will be given out at the European Pro Bono Forum, on the 17th of November 2016, during a ceremony which will also be attended by a delegation of ACTEDO members and Pro Bono Attorneys.

With the help of 50 Pro Bono Attorneys and 4 law firms, The Pro Bono Network for Human Rights offered in 2015 alone pro bono legal assistance and representation to over 130 individuals and NGOs in various human rights areas, such as discrimination, violence against women, forced evictions and the rights of people with disabilities.

For more information, access the following link.

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Photo by Marc Swenker, taken for the documentary A People Uncounted, about Romanian Roma.