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 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
Voices from our paralegals: “Justice means to me…”
Ahead of World Day for International Justice on Saturday 17 July 2021, we asked our trained paralegals in prisons across Kenya and Uganda what justice means to them.Read More
An update on our work during Covid-19
With Covid-19 cases on the rise in East Africa, Justice Defenders Country Directors Karen Saidi and Miriam Wachira provide an insight into how our work has been affected.Read More
Justice Defenders' students are shortlisted in the Nelson Mandela Moot Court Competition
Having successfully progressed to the next round, Justice Defenders’ students will compete against teams from across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe.Read More
Six factors you need to deliver justice
Through exploring our work, Former Commissioner with the UK’s aid watchdog Diana Good identifies the principles needed to deliver justice.Read More
2020 Virtual Carol Service
In 2020, we celebrated our annual carol service virtually with our communities in Uganda, Kenya, the U.S., and UK.Read More
12 days, 12 prison communities.
Prisons are mostly hidden places, unseen and rarely talked about. So we want to take you inside 12 of the prison communities where our defenders live and work. When you look into these prisons, you will see stark realities. But also resilience, courage, and untapped potential. Like leadership skills in the prison staff room. And determination on death row. Our hope is for a world where each of us is equally accountable to and protected by the law.Read More
A chapter of progress, despite the pain.
In a world that seems more connected and divided than ever before, our defenders are using this unique chapter in history to keep the wheels of justice turning.Read More
How patriarchal justice systems are failing single-parent families
The law can be harsh and sometimes discriminatory. For single mothers, one decision can lead to irreparable damage.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