We support and work with partners all over the world to advance fairness, justice and equality in criminal legal systems through a range of different projects, campaigns and litigation.
Building a movement
We work with many partners and networks, to support and build wider movements for the reform of criminal justice systems around the world. These partners include local and international NGOs, lawyers and other criminal justice professionals, policymakers and academics.
Every country – and some cities and regions – have their own legal system, as well as their own political and social landscape. This is why we always work with local partners when we are campaigning for reform. However, as the only international organisation campaigning exclusively on fair trials rights, we can bring global expertise to local movements for reform. We act as a broker, connecting people and ideas across sectors and borders.
LEAP NetworkFind out more
The Legal Expert Advisory Panel (LEAP) works to promote fair trial rights in Europe. It brings together over 200 organisational members representing law firms, civil society organisations, and academic institutions from across the 27 EU Member States. The JUSTICIA European Rights Network (JUSTICIA) is a network of leading civil society organisations from across Europe that acts as a working group within LEAP.
REDDFind out more
Red de Defensores/as Democraticos/as is a network of defence lawyers and criminal justice and human rights experts in Mexico. Created by Fair Trials and the Instituto de Justicia Procesal Penal, it is funded by the Swedish Postcode Lottery.
REDD fights against torture, promotes the right to a fair trial and develops effective litigation tools for the exclusion of evidence obtained under torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
The Network for Early Access to Counsel (NEAC) brings together public defenders, policy makers, practitioners and researchers to share information, resources and ideas about advancing access to counsel at the earliest opportunity – upon arrest, before and during interrogation, and before arraignment.