19 June 2013

Chebeya, a landmark trial in danger of stalling

One year after the start of the Chebeya appeal trial, Avocats Sans Frontières fears the proceedings are stalling. The NGO is calling on the Congolese judicial authorities and the persons implicated in the proceedings to ensure the trial takes place without hindrance or intimidation.

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13 June 2013

Eddy Boydens (OVB) & Francesca Boniotti (ASF)

Flemish lawyers run for ASF

On 9 June 2013, the Flemish Bar Association held its annual Lawyers’ Run. Around 450 lawyers and their families gathered to take part in the run. For everyone who registered, the Flemish Bar Association donated two euros to ASF. During the event, ASF was represented with an information booth to explain its activities to interested parties.

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10 June 2013

The Batwa community in Gitega, Burundi

Batwa children in Burundi realise their right to education

Thanks to ASF, 17 children belonging to the minority Batwa are attending school. They were denied access to their village school not only because of the discrimination their community faces, but also because the school fees were too high.

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3 June 2013

Nepalese lawyers help counter human trafficking

Enhancing people’s access to justice is crucial in the fight against impunity for human trafficking in Nepal. Together with its partner NGO and the local district bar, ASF is organising mobile legal clinics as a way to counter this widespread phenomenon. Thanks to these mobile legal aid centres, communities are sensitised about their rights and are provided with counselling when they face legal problems.

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