Voice of America – Kenyan Aid Group Hopes to Bring Justice Closer to the Defenceless
Just two months ago, Isaac Ndegwa was behind bars serving a 14-year sentence for a robbery and violent crime. Now released, he speaks to Voice of America as a Justice Defenders legal intern.Read More
Righteous Convictions with Jason Flom – Alexander McLean on providing greater access to justice and the rule of law throughout Africa and beyond
Alexander McLean discusses justice across the world with American music executive Jason Flom.Read More
CNN – One lawyer's mission helping the incarcerated inspires global movement
CNN's Anderson Cooper introduces Alexander McLean as a Champion for Change. A programme shining a spotlight on the innovators, changemakers and pioneers who are challenging the status quo to improve the lives of others.Read More
BBC World Service – Morris Kabeira discusses the death penalty
From death row to Justice Defender legal officer. Following the abolishment of the death penalty in Sierra Leone, Morris Kabeira discusses the need for capital punishment to end across Africa.Read More
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams talks mental health with Alexander McLean
Justice Defenders Founder and CEO Alexander McLean chats with Rowan Williams during the Never Alone Global Mental Health Summit.Read More
CNN Full Circle – Alexander McLean talks with Anderson Cooper
Justice Defenders Founder Alexander McLean explains how technology has helped the fight for justice during the pandemic.Read More
Authority Magazine – Alexander McLean’s Big Idea That Might Change The World
As a part of a series about “Big Ideas That Might Change The World In The Next Few Years” Alexander McLean shares his audacious plan for justice.Read More
CNN Amanpour features Justice Defenders and paralegal Jane
One of our paralegals Jane shared her story with CNN International host Christiane Amanpour and our Founder Alexander McLean.Read More
Our Christmas celebrations 2022
2022 has been a year of continued growth and learning at Justice Defenders. Through both hardship and triumph, we have grown as a community and organisation. We invite you to join our Christmas celebrations.Read More
The power of performance arts in legal education in Africa
Legal education is often reserved for the elite, but our work in Uganda incorporates varied methods of education to steer legal education into a new, inclusive era.Read More
A day in the life of a paralegal: Moses Dola in Kenya
Life as a paralegal beyond the prison gates is an honour. Moses Dola serves his community and gains a better understanding of the law with every case he works on. Here is a look into a day in his life.Read More
An inside look into how we launched our work in The Gambia
Our Director of Growth Matteo Cassini how we launched our work in a new country, with new partners, during a pandemic.Read More
The transformational power of legal education in prison.
Our law degree programme is trailblazing. Education Leads Milly and Brenda explain how we’re unlocking talent and educating a new, unlikely generation of justice defenders.Read More
A break in the clouds: silver linings from 2021
Justice Defenders Founder and CEO Alexander McLean reflects on the successes from our year. He shines a light on how the team inside and outside of prison have overcome adversity through bravery, humility and solidarity.Read More
Carol Service 2021
A virtual Christmas celebration with our communities in Uganda, Kenya, The Gambia, UK and USA. Watch the service below. Then learn how you can help us expand to respond to the global awakening for justice.Read More
Celebrating Black academic excellence
This month, as we celebrate with our 28 University of London students who have recently received their exam results, it gives us pause to reflect.Read More
Our manifesto: responding to the grassroots need for justice in the US and beyond
As we respond to the mandate of the people, we remain grounded by our values of solidarity, humility, and bravery. To navigate the immense opportunities to scale our work, we are listening deeply to the grassroots need.Read More
“I always looked forward to proving society wrong.”
Meet Phionah. She is part of our unlikely community. Her commitment to justice led her to serve clients alongside fellow paralegals, both incarcerated women and prison officers.Read MorE
Expanding outside of prisons. Disrupting the poverty-to-prison pipeline in Nairobi.
The lack of meaningful access to justice impacts nearly two of every three people worldwide. The cost is greatest for those with the least. Our first-ever legal office, based outside of a prison, is a game-changer.Read MorE
Catching up with paralegals in The Gambia one year on.
Hear from three of our paralegals in The Gambia, as we celebrate a year of our work in the country.Read MorE
Poem: A call to bridge the path towards justice.
A message of hope in Uganda from Alex Byamukama.Read MorE
A day in the life of a Justice Defenders Legal Officer: Kenneth Kugonza in Uganda
Kenneth Kugoza works in mid-central Uganda, helping those facing injustice. He shares how he spends his day across multiple prisons.Read MorE
Allyship beyond perceived differences.
Three prison officers overcome perceived differences in service of those in prison. This unique show of solidarity is truly what makes the fabric of our community a unique tapestry of allies.Read MorE
Reforming the Sexual Offences Act: securing proportionate sentencing.
Success as Justice Defenders paralegals ensure judges are able to use their discretion to sentence people convicted of sexual offences.Read MorE
The unlikely activists. Reforming the criminal justice system from behind prison bars.
Success as Justice Defenders paralegals secure rights for suspects with mental disabilities.Read MorE