Legal Services and Advocacy Updates

The LSA desk is handling a new project entitled “Litigation of Trumped-Up Cases of Human Rights Defenders and Campaign Against State’s Legal Offensive”  funded by EKD. A total of 10cases are being handled by LSA for five (5) PO partners facing legal problems

From June 2011 to December 2012, the Legal Services and Advocacy desk formed three sectoral committees for workers or urban poor, peasants, and Human Rights in Cebu with each committee composed of a pool of lawyers and paralegals respectively. It has also established new linkages with two lawyer organizations namely Integrated Bar of the Philippines- Dumaguete and Panay/ Negros Occidental, and one law school specifically Southwestern University in Cebu City.

Furthermore, the LSA desk has assisted and defended three cases of PO partners; and two PO partners (NAKALAP and AMA- Sugbo) have also availed of legal assistance from networks.

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