Alternative Law Groups: Empowering Communities Towards Greater Access to Justice in the Philippines
Access to Justice Project
ALG's Access to Justice project aimed to enable the poor to pursue justice through their increased knowledge about basic rights and the judicial system. Furthermore, we also worked on expanding legal information desks in the barangay and municipal court levels.
We are the current Regional Anchor in Southeast Asia for the Legal Empowerment Network - Namati, a community of grassroots justice defenders spread across the world. We are responsible for convening the members in the whol
We have partnered with the Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR), a Jakarta-based NGO that aims to strengthen human rights and alleviate entrenched impunity in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Court Appointments Watch
We are a primary member of a network composed of people from the academe, youth, civil society organizations, the private sector, and the media that aims to raise public engagement on the judicial appointments process.
The OMCT Project addresses the need to enhance the capacities of civil society to prepare for the use of prosecutorial and other mechanisms for exacting accountability from state agents and the government for the numerous
This short-term project, which was supported by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), was implemented recently, from November 2013-February 2014. It included the conduct of education/orientation sessions on local legislation and policy formulation in the areas of human rights promotion and protection, resource management, environmental protection, and gender responsiveness, and on the venues for people’s participation in local governance. Three sessions were conducte