All our program activities focus on the Justice Gap, promoting and organizing Universal Access to Legal Aid and Legal Rigths’ Protection for All.
The group of concern is defined by this justice gap and within this, our focus is civil and administrative law that is not covered by the free legal aid.
We promote universal access to legal aid upon the same line as universal access to education and medical care. That is the scope of the Legal Rights’ Protection Barometer research to promote that everyone in the world is legally protected. The fee of legal services should depend on the income of people. A free legal aid policy should be directed to people who have nothing, but large parts of the population that ‘makes ends meet’ should pay an affordable price, fitting their budget. And all legal services in legal issues that are not covered by free legal aid should be affordable to the low-income groups and the ‘making ends meet’ group. These are the target groups of our Digital Legal Aid Platform: the people who are part of the Justice Gap:
Poorest: to access their basic documents to get out of their situation of vulnerability and to be legally protected (pull-strategy out of the poverty cycle).
Lower medium-income classes/ people who make ends meet:
- People in need of legal services to address the daily legal issues they face in their undertakings (business, land transactions) and in their emerging economic, private, and social undertakings (push strategy).
- Victims of humanitarian disasters for the restitution of their rights displaced populations to address their legal needs in their country of origin, where they are now, and in-country of destiny.
- Other vulnerable groups