“Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action. These actions shape and mold the present into a future of which we can all be proud.” – Helen Dyer
Voluntarism lies at the heart of what the Legal and Justice Advisory Council is and how it does its work. The Advisory Council first started off as a group of 13 prominent lawyers who were contacted by the Attorney General for technical advice on how the government’s legal and justice system reform can entrench the gains of the political transition. What started as a band of 13 volunteers grew very quickly as these lawyers turned to their colleagues and contacts around the world and asked them to be members of the different Working Groups.
As of the year 2020, the Advisory Council houses over 180 volunteers that participate within the Council, the Working Groups and Secretariat. The volunteers involved with in the Advisory Council have come together from numerous fields; law, civil society, media, human rights, pro-democracy and other specialist communities, that carry out the technical and detailed aspects of the reform work.
In spite of all this inspiring and selfless sense of public service, the Advisory Council is still in need of more volunteers to do the same and follow the footsteps of their fellow colleagues as there is various reform projects are still in the works. We urge professionals, non-profit organizations, and private companies out there to join the work the Advisory Council is doing and contribute towards establishing a legal system that is fair and just.
All interested and able parties are always welcome to reach out to the Advisory Council and offer their support. We encourage visitors to this website to spend some time on our website, get a sense of our works and identify an area where you can offer your support. If you are in a position to offer anything you can support us with, if you see anything that we can do better with your help, please go to the contact page and send us a message.