YLAL North minutes 01.11.2016

On 1 November, YLAL North groups in Manchester and Sheffield heard from Lawyers Against Poverty about their exerience of the refugee crisis in Jordan. 

In June 2016, three solicitors embarked on a fact-finding mission to the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan as part of a Lawyers Against Poverty project.

James Beck of Forbes Solicitors was one of these members. He spoke to us about his first-hand experience of the refugee camps, what work is being done to combat the problems faced by those living there and how organisations such as Lawyers Against Poverty are seeking to fight the injustice of poverty, both in the UK and internationally.

The Lawyers Against Poverty scheme is an off-shoot of the charity Oxfam. It brings members of the legal community together to help fight the injustice of poverty and aims to give the most vulnerable people access to justice and a greater awareness of their rights. 

A copy of James’ presentation is attached, as is further information about Lawyers Against Poverty, including of their first meeting on 22 November 2016 in Manchester.