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Disadvantaged communities with few means can obtain the protection of the law through public interest litigation. PIL seeks court decisions to solve social problems such as land grabs, abuse of human rights or pollution problems. It can even help change the law of the land for the better.
You are not a lawyer, but you know the problems facing your local community. Court action could help enforce their rights but may seem daunting. Our “questions and answers” pages provide down-to-earth guidance and practical tips for non-experts on taking legal action.
You have legal knowledge and expertise but may not specialise in public interest litigation. Our guides to applying PIL in different legal areas provide insight into national and extra-territorial precedent for successful litigation to enforce the rights of disadvantaged populations.
Answers to frequently-asked questions about legal action. Decide if court action is right for you.
STEP BY STEP GUIDES, TIPS, EXAMPLES, SUPPORT GROUPS. NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEGISLATION EXPLAINED, LEGAL PRECEDENT
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