Allen & Overy and Dechert join Human Dignity Trust legal expert panel
09 June 2015
Allen & Overy (A&O) and Dechert have joined the Human Dignity Trust’s (HDT) panel of legal experts providing pro bono technical legal assistance to anyone challenging the criminalisation of homosexuality through the courts.
The Human Dignity Trust is a legal charity that supports those who want to challenge anti-gay laws wherever they exist in the world. Laws that criminalise lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people put them beyond the protection of the law, fostering a climate of fear and violence. The Human Dignity Trust supports local activists and their lawyers to uphold international human rights law, including a person's right to dignity, equality and privacy.
See: The Lawyer, A&O and Dechert to join Human Dignity Trust legal expert panel, 9 June 2015