Facts about FPIL&D
FPIL&D conducts its public interest and development work through four major areas which are Research, Advocacy, Strategic Litigation and Pro Bono Services. These processes are undertaken with the utmost professionalism. Africa is a society that works for all.
We are driven by data. We conduct a detailed investigation, collect and analyse data on the most pressing needs of the people, its intersection with the society, law and development. Our interventions start with data. We believe understanding the issues is fundamental to a pragmatic redress.
We use data and technology to monitor the justice sector, demand social accountability and empower citizens with clear information on enabling laws and public services to promote accountability, fiscal probity, institutional integrity and reforms and active citizen participation. . We engage the government and public institutions on laws and policies using all advocacy tools and strategies.
When necessary, we institute actions in Court of law and defend cases with the aim of creating broader changes in the society. By this approach we use the law to to achieve systemic change and fight injustice on a large scale. We use individual cases to bring about broader social change by challenging unfair or oppressive laws, policies and practice that are inimical to human rights, democracy and development.
Pro Bono Services
We provide legal assistance to the indigent and vulnerable by connecting them to volunteer lawyers willing to render pro bono legal services. We civil cases in such divorces, deceased estate disputes, child custody tenancy, labour matters etc. Our approach is to help people find solace in the justice sector by helping them resolve their most pressing justice problems. The aim is to provide access to justice to all who need it.