Welcome to the blog of the EUI Human Rights Working Group, Law In Action Project!

The Law in Action Project (LiA) was set up with funding from the former EUI president, Joseph Weiler, and a few professors as part of a broader initiative aimed at establishing a form of clinical legal education practice at the EUI.

We are now an independent group of researchers that established a firm and productive network of NGOs, human rights clinics and other professionals. We build on our research expertise combined with innovative and creative ways of using the law and making it work for social justice in Europe and beyond.

During the academic year of 2014/2015, LiA hosted several events on the themes of clinical legal education and strategic litigation at the EUI campus in Florence, Italy. Invited experts and practitioners discussed the value of strategic litigation and clinical legal education for the protection of human rights, children’s rights, and issues of equality and marginalised groups. More information about these talks, you can find in the section Speaker series 2014/2015.

Through LiA, EUI researchers are working in collaboration with NGOs and other law clinics throughout Europe in order to provide technical legal assistance in relation to ongoing litigation and advocacy projects. Read more about our project under “Projects/Partners” .

Check out and join our new project: LiA Spark Talks Series: Responsibility of academics in the so-called refugee crisis.

All material posted on this blog is posted in the name of the EUI researchers involved, through the Human Rights Working Group, and not in the name of the EUI.