Lawyers without Borders host Human Rights moot competition

By Regina Yip and Samuel Leung 

On 5 December 2019, the UCL Chapter of Lawyers without Borders (LWOB) and the Centre for Access to Justice hosted the final round of the LWOB Human Rights Moot. This year, the two finalist teams, including Mia Chaudhuri-Julyan and Alex Diaper, and Olivia Bessant and Emma Lazell, argued a moot question relating to prisoners’ rights concerning disproportionate use of solitary confinement and the monitoring of prisoner’s legal correspondence with their solicitors.

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UCL Laws student members of LWOB contribute to advocacy against gender-based violence in Namibia

By Emma Ziegler Steen and Jenna Tan

The Lawyers Without Borders (LWOB) Student Division at UCL has for the past six years been engaging in research, fundraising, and publicity work to aid Lawyers without Borders’ humanitarian efforts in upholding the rule of law internationally. As part of the UCL Division’s work, its Research Team took part in LWOB’s Rule of Law Innovation Challenge (ROLIC). The team, consisting of UCL Law students Jenna Tan, Antoni Micocki, Romy Ng, Laure Sty, Lynn Temp, Markéta Lisková and Emma Ziegler Steen, submitted a booklet concerning practical and legal tools for victims of gender-based violence in Kenya. The judges of ROLIC were impressed by the booklet and invited the UCL team to create similar educational material from a Namibian perspective to form part of LWOB’s outreach programme there.

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