The project offers support, in some remote cases, for those who seek help in the field of civil liberties. It is a sort of “emergency legal aid"; providing concrete action towards protection.
When only communication and lobbying is not enough, we supplement this work with strategic litigation; applying a working method born in the Anglo-Saxon world. Strategic litigation means to take specific legal action capable of: activating institutional/regulatory change, promoting awareness and debate around a theme, mobilising public opinion, and pushing policy makers to overcome regulations that violate the fundamental rights of individuals.
Pro bono legal advice
CILD coordinates a free legal aid service as an interface between civil society organizations and lawyers. Requests may concern: legal opinions, statutory acts, comparative research or case law, legal and, in exceptional cases, translations, or initiation of litigation.
Access to information
In 2016 a law on access to public information was passed (a type of Freedom of Information Law, or FOIA). We monitor the implementation of this legislation.