CIVIL LIBERTIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS
The firm has a strong track record of advising clients who have been subjected to human rights abuses and violations. In the recent past, the firm has represented victims of enforced disappearances and their family members in legal proceedings.
Immigration and asylum constitute a large part of the firm’s international practice. The firm’s Senior Partner is regularly instructed in difficult asylum applications involving grave human rights abuses. The firm’s partners have been instructed on numerous occasions for the purpose of preparation of expert reports regarding the country’s human rights record, in particular, the treatment of opposition political party activists.
The firm has successfully defended the right of free speech of religious clerics sought to be silenced by radical secular groups. Recently, the firm represented students of a seminary before the High Court Division in challenging discriminatory practices of public universities in imposing restrictions on their pursuit to higher education.
The firm prides itself on representing unpopular and vulnerable sections of the community and is reputed for a skillful use of the law to protect their clients’ interests.