Raising awareness for access to justice becomes a walk in the park at BABSEACLE and BABSEACLE Foundation’s 7th Trio For Justice on Saturday, 23 January, 2016. The proceeds support the work BABSEACLE Foundation and our partners do with universities to establish and support legal clinics in Thailand, as well as BABSEACLE’s projects supporting university-based and community-based legal clinics throughout the region — working on issues of land law and sustainable development, the rights of stateless persons, rights of persons with HIV, migrant worker rights, prisoners’ rights, juvenile justice, access to health care, and the rights of transgender people and sex workers. The Trio For Justice comprises a half-marathon, a 10K and a 5K run/walk as well as a 3K fun run/walk. Similar to last year, the Trio For Justice will be part of Access to Justice Weekend, taking place simultaneously with the popular Access to Justice Public Interest Fair (A2J). These will be followed by the Access to Justice Celebration Dinner in the evening of the 23rd and an Access to Justice themed movie night under the stars on Sunday the 24th. Various CLE workshops for law students and members of the legal community from the region will be added to the agenda on Thursday and Friday to complete the Access to Justice Weekend.
The Access to Justice Fair offers various organisations and foundations in the Southeast Asian region the opportunity to share their experiences and efforts in furthering access to justice. The A2J Fair is a way for like-minded organisations to come together in their shared objectives, of creating awareness about social issues faced by marginalized groups. The A2J Fair last year included attendees from organisations such as Amnesty International Thailand, The Children’s Organization of Southeast Asia (COSA), Justice Without Borders, Prince of Songkla University, the University of Phayao, and Urban Light to name a few. This was a great opportunity for all participants to network and exchange thoughts on social justice topics. If you would like to reserve a table for your organization, please [email protected] and/or fill out this form.