The International Legal Foundation

The International Legal Foundation assists countries emerging from conflict or transition to establish public defender systems that provide effective, quality criminal defense services to the poor. In 2003, the ILF opened Afghanistan's first independent public defender office in Kabul, and has since established public defender offices in Nepal and the West Bank. The ILF's mission is to assist post-conflict and transitional countries to establish public defender systems that provide quality and effective criminal defense services to the poor. In carrying out its mission, the ILF is driven by the belief that defense lawyers - as guardians of due process - are indispensible to any fair ...
Establishing Legal Aid in Post-Conflict Countries
 
The lack of access to legal counsel for poor men, women, and children accused of crimes is a serious problem in post-conflict countries. These people routinely languish in detention for months or years without trial, and face torture, coerced confessions, and wrongful convictions. This project will allow the ILF to expand into new countries with no functioning legal aid systems, and work to establish legal aid programs that provide effective, quality criminal defense services to the poor. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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