COVID-19 – International
The original plans for the working group and subgroups, which are supported by the LIP Network, were disrupted due to the changing priorities Covid presented. Our response to these changing needs was to commission a response exercise to understand how sector needs, experiences, issues, and solutions around innovation had changed. The following represents a summary of our findings.
The Grata Fund have produced a new report discussing how COVID-19 has forced Australian courts into various stages of closure and adoption of new technologies. While these changes have created some issues, they have also seen technological adaptations that without a pandemic could have taken years, heralding new opportunities and new risks for access to justice.
On Wednesday June 10th, at 1pm, members of the Legal Empowerment Network, CIVICUS, and the Justice For All campaign will host a virtual roundtable discussion on how grassroots justice groups can respond to the challenges of constricting civic space and increasing human rights violations during the pandemic.
The Freedom Fund is hosting a webinar with two experts who have been studying and highlighting the acute needs of marginalised groups in India and Ethiopia, during Covid-19. The webinar will take place on the 9th June from 2pm and will feature a panel discussion followed by a Q&A event.
Law, Tech and Access to Justice have published a recent piece on the community legal clinics of Ontario and the impact of Covid-19.