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Functions

Broadly, SPEAK’s functions include:

  • To provide legal advice on international human rights and/or international environmental law;
  • To draft legal pleadings, complaints, memorandum and briefs on behalf of victims of alleged violations of international human rights and/or international environmental law;
  • To draft amicus curiae memoranda and briefs in cases involving violations or alleged violations of international human rights and/or international environmental law;
  • To lodge or cause to be lodged complaints and/or legal proceedings before the competent forum for the purpose of enforcing the rule of international human rights and/or international environmental law;
  • To assist local lawyers on issues arising out of international human rights and/or international environmental law