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TrustLaw Awards 2015

Updated: Mon, 3 Aug 2015

Legal mechanisms to lock in social mission for social enterprises across the G8

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    Empowering people with disabilities

    Through Trustlaw, Vidya Sagar, a disability rights organisation, was connected to Linklaters and five other law firms to develop a guide analysing laws governing disabilities in eleven countries. The study serves as a vital tool for the disability sector in India to lobby for the effective recognition of full legal capacity in any new disability legislation. By TrustLaw | Mon, 3 Aug 2015
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    press-centre-trustlaw Protecting victims of sextortion worldwide

    Through Trustlaw, the International Association of Women Judges partnered with Marval, O’Farrell and Mairal and seven other law firms to produce a guide outlining laws and practices relating to sextortion in nine jurisdictions. The research has been used to explore effective legal tools to help strengthen justice systems, protect and empower victims, and ensure they get access to justice. By TrustLaw | Mon, 3 Aug 2015
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    India tea plantation workers denied fair wages

    Through Trustlaw, LawQuest partnered with Nazdeek Trust to develop a two-pronged research project used to advocate for fair labour practices and increased wages for tea planation workers in India. By TrustLaw | Tue, 4 Aug 2015
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    press-centre-trustlaw Defense Handbook for Journalists and Bloggers

    Through Trustlaw, Paul Hastings and their international team of 70 lawyers collaborated with Reporters Without Borders to develop a comprehensive handbook for journalists and bloggers on freedom of expression and freedom of information. By TrustLaw | Tue, 4 Aug 2015
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    press-centre-trustlaw Advocating for legal reform in Bangladesh

    Through Trustlaw, the Bangladesh Legal Aid & Services Trust (BLAST) was connected with Norton Rose Fulbright and five other law firms to support BLAST’s advocacy for the removal of a Bangladeshi legislative provision which permits the use of character evidence in rape trials. By TrustLaw | Tue, 4 Aug 2015
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    Unlocking the potential of mobile technologies

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    press-centre-trustlaw Fighting for housing rights in Latin America

    Through Trustlaw, TECHO Argentina, a youth non-profit, worked with PAGBAM and seven other law firms to conduct research on the right to housing across nine countries in Latin America. The resulting guide is being used by a range of actors to conduct strategic advocacy and shape a more progressive housing policy across the region. By TrustLaw | Tue, 4 Aug 2015
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    press-centre-trustlaw Using the law to combat human trafficking in Southeast Asia

    TrustLaw partnered with Liberty Asia and a consortium of law firms across Asia to produce a tool to educate front-line NGOs and legal service providers on the myriad of laws that are breached in different trafficking scenarios. By TrustLaw | Tue, 4 Aug 2015