The FIDH Legal Action Group (LAG)
, a network of lawyers, magistrates and academics, with the support of the International Justice Desk at the FIDH International Secretariat, works to ensure that victims have access to justice, that their rights are respected and that they receive reparation. FIDH provides legal assistance to victims to initiate and participate in national proceedings, as well as to take part in proceedings before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).
The LAG mandate
: To provide support to victims of grave human rights violations
in providing legal assistance, advice, representation and support in legal actions against alleged perpetrators. To gather legal and factual elements
required to initiate and contribute to judicial proceedings to ensure the investigation, prosecution and sanction of perpetrators of international crimes, including the preparation and submission of amici curiae before national, regional and international tribunals. To initiate legal actions before national and international tribunals
in order to contribute to strengthening victims’ access to justice and hold perpetrators of human rights violations accountable.
, Attorney at law before the Paris Bar and FIDH Honorary President, with at his side Clémence Bectarte
, Attorney at law before the Paris Bar, are coordinating the Legal Action Group.