“We rarely hear governments say they have no money for police,
prosecutors, courts, yet #legalaid is seen as dispensable.
- Jennifer Smith, President of ILF
The International Legal Foundation (ILF) was founded to hold justice systems accountable to their commitments by training and supporting public defender systems around the world
. Although the paths to justice may vary, it is the poor who invariably suffer from false arrest, torture, corruption, and abuse. Basic human rights and public defender systems are closely related.Despite being the leading provider of legal aid in post-conflict and transitional regions, the ILF is not well known, nor its mission appreciated, outside legal communities.Uncommon Union worked with the ILF to redesign its core brand assets, web presence, expand press outreach, and develop original multimedia content to better communicate its important mission.The right to a fair trial is almost universally acknowledged. The United States, of course, famously enshrines this right in the Sixth Amendment of its Constitution. Argentina, South Africa, Afghanistan – even North Korea – also espouse a commitment to protecting this right. It’s one of the few things we can all agree on.Building awareness for the ILF focused on not only communicating their important work in Afghanistan, Nepal, the West Bank, and Tunsia; but stressed how progress toward justice anywhere protects rights, freedom, and security everywhere.
Watch their recent panel on “Measuring access to justice for all: Access to legal aid as a means of measuring Sustainable Development Goal” on UN Web TV. #legalCrisis #theilf #sdg #goal16