Human Rights

Trip location: Panama

Human Rights Brigades (formerly known as Law Brigades) work with Panamanian lawyers to provide pro-bono legal consulting to rural communities. Human Rights Brigades primarily works with rural communities that are under resourced and largely unaware of their legal rights.

Volunteers will:

  • Offer services through a free legal clinic
  • Shadow and assist lawyers as they provide legal consulting to community members
  • Work with lawyers to provide land titling to families, empowering them with rights and government benefits that they would not have received otherwise.
  • Provide legal capacity building workshops on various legal concepts to empower communities through education.

Between brigades, Global Brigades’ in-country staff works to secure legal outcomes and provide follow-up to the community.

Student volunteers do not need prior knowledge in Panamanian legal frameworks, as they will be shadowing Panamanian lawyers who will be helping to educate students on Panamanian laws as they are providing legal referrals and advice to community members.

To learn more about us or to get involved, please visit our Facebook Page or contact:

Susana González  | sgonzalez521@ucla.edu

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