Legal Action in an Emergency: Lessons from Covid-19 Grantmaking

Kinghan, J. and Vanhala, L. (2022) Legal Action in an Emergency: Lessons from Covid-19 Grantmaking. Project Report. The Baring Foundation, London, UK.

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In 2020, the Baring Foundation launched the Covid-19 Legal Action Fund in response to the increasing adverse impacts of the pandemic – and government’s responses to the pandemic – on individuals and communities experiencing discrimination and disadvantage. The fund was designed to support strategic legal action in different forms (i.e. empowering, persuading and challenging) that might better protect the rights of those at risk of further discrimination or disadvantage. This report captures learning from this funding. The aim is to develop more general insights about litigating in an emergency, using wider legal tools “at speed” and to advance thinking on how to fund organisations to successfully use the law in a fast-changing landscape.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Keywords:Law, Covid-19, access to justice, grantmaking.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kinghan, Professor Jacqueline
Authors: Kinghan, J., and Vanhala, L.
Subjects:K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Publisher:The Baring Foundation
Copyright Holders:Copyright © The Author(s) 2022
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the authors

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