SPEAK, founded in January 2010 as an independent not-for-profit organization, functions as a pro bono law firm zealously committed to providing legal services to marginalized communities where international or domestic fundamental human rights and/or environmental violations have occurred. 

The organization was developed out of the glaring need for an international network of lawyers to represent groups unable to seek refuge under their own local or regional law. 

The SPEAK team strategically considers cases that have the potential to achieve results for a broad class of people and strengthen fundamental principles of law. By operating in courtrooms and classrooms, SPEAK uses an impact litigation approach that seeks not only to effect systemic change but also to provide legal assistance and accountability; promote education and awareness; and strengthen the role of international law in domestic and regional contexts.