Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is an Ethiopian civil society organization recently registered and began operation by re-registering in accordance with Proclamation No. 1113/2019. The Organization has the vision of boosting the role and contribution of lawyers in the protection and promotion of human rights in Ethiopia. One of the main areas of focus of the LHR is to work towards familiarizing the concept of strategic litigation among lawyers and making use of it with a view to impact changes in law or policy and in the society. As part of this objective the LHR has agreed with Freedom House to organize high level training on the concept of strategic litigation to practicing lawyers and develop a database of pro bono lawyers.
Accordingly, the LHR has held a two days intensive training on strategic litigation on March 5 & 6, 2020 at Sapphire Hotel. The training has covered domestic and international forums and options for bringing remedies for human rights violations.