Civil Liberties Trust

Human Rights Legal Advice & Information Service

Liberty’s Advice and Information service provides free legal guidance on human rights issues by phone, email, letter and a specialist online information hub to anyone in England and Wales. The expert team provides a lifeline to thousands of people who don't know where to turn to for help.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1024948)

open_in_new https://www.libertyhumanrights.org.uk/
Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£30,000

Amount raised

£30,805

Donations

399

Championed by The Reed Foundation

    Categories

  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Human rights law protects everyone – but many people don’t know what their rights are or how to use them. With threats to the Human Rights Act, alongside reductions in services for marginalised people and cuts to legal aid for family, immigration, housing and employment cases, demand for free legal advice has never been greater. Additionally, the coronavirus crisis has further highlighted inequalities in society and the importance of free, independent and accessible legal advice.

Solution

Liberty’s A&I service is one of the only services delivering free legal advice on human rights issues in the UK. As well as supporting individuals through the advice line and written advice service, the team assist frontline organisations and community groups to protect the rights of their beneficiaries through providing practical resources and training. Helping people to have a greater understanding of human rights law empowers them to defend their rights and those of their communities.