Below you can find out about some of our research projects from this year
1. British Institute for Comparative Law (BIICL)
BIICL is one of the leading independent research centres for international and comparative law in the world.
LSE Pro Bono Matters has worked with BIICL on two research projects: one focusing on anti-trafficking law and policy (the JTIP Project) and one focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on international commercial dispute resolution.
2. The Prison Reform Trust and Howard League
The Prison Reform Trust (PRT) an independent UK charity working to create a just, humane and effective penal system. The Howard League for Penal Reform is the oldest penal reform charity in the UK.
LSE Pro Bono Matters volunteers are working with these two charities on casework analyses focusing on decisions of the UK Parole Board and court proceedings relating to prisoners’ rights.
3. Restorative Justice For All
RJ4ALL an international institute with a mission to advance community cohesion and human Rights.
LSE Pro Bono Matters is working with RJ4All on a rapid evidence review on cyberbullying of LGBTQ+ young people in the UK and the legal response to it.
Reprieve is a legal action non-governmental organisation (NGO) which defends marginalised people who are facing human rights abuses, often at the hands of powerful governments.
LSE Pro Bono Matters is assisting on Reprieve’s cutting-edge Stop Aid For Executions project through researching comparative approaches across different jurisdictions towards ensuring that aid does not contribute to the imposition of death penalties overseas.
5. Somers Town Legal Advice Center (SIAC)
The Somers Town Legal Advice Centre provides free legal advice to residents of Somers Town and St Pancras. LSE Pro Bono Matters helped STLAC recruit two advice volunteers from the LSE student body. The volunteers will assist in casework, drafting, client care and legal administration in support of the STLAC’s vital work in the local community.
6. UKFPC iSea
iSea is the UK's first national support centre for Southeast and East Asian Communities, combatting hate crime, promoting community outreach, elderly care, resource aid & sharing, language support etc.
LSE Pro Bono Matters is helping iSea to recruit two students to participate in the research project on tackling hate crime, particularly it's resurgence in light of the pandemic.