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What is the goal of the parent organization?
The parent organization LWOB is committed to more transparency, the promotion of knowledge and capacity structuring while not leaving anyone behind.
Specifically, this means that lawyers, judges and public prosecutors are trained locally in the developing country with seminars on human rights issues.
This training is organized by LWOB itself and carried out by their in-house lawyers or other companies. In the past, they have worked with the United Nations and major law firms such as Hogan Lovells and Linklaters, among others. Qualifications passed on to lawyers in economically less developed countries were particularly important negotiating skills through programs such as STTAT (Support Through Trial Advocacy Training) and TOT (Training of Trainers). Western pro bono lawyers are also supported and have the opportunity to continue their education as part of the PBLL (Pro Bono Law Link).
This creates a network that opens the door to human rights assistance for lawyers from Europe and the US who are interested in pro bono and shows them how and where to start.
Those affected in economically less developed countries also benefit from this network, among other things by being able to gain access to information: LWOB travels on site to hold discussions, report on conditions and collect information.
The organization has already created, categorized and translated a large number of educational materials into the respective national language so that they are accessible to everyone.
LWOB tries to involve people and to draw attention to problems, in particular it initiates development aid, which advocates help for self-help at the local level.
The Student Divisions
Student divisions belong to LWOB, but are autonomous and organize themselves independently. They act as a kind of mouthpiece - not only for LWOB itself, but also to raise awareness of human rights problems and inequalities in general. A student division aims to promote critical thinking and the discussion of topics that are mostly not commonplace for young lawyers. It points to unknown international problems and broadens the horizon of students on a global level. What exactly the Student Division wants to point out is largely up to itself. The parent organization only checks whether a thematic framework is being adhered to, for which there are rough guidelines.
As the Student Division at LMU, we concentrate primarily on research. So far we have been active on the following topics:
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