ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: South Bank Technopark
90 London Road
London SE1 9LN
Country: United Kingdom
Region: Europe
UN Languages: English
Other languages:
  • Education
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Assistance
Short description:
Protimos is an organisation of lawyers who work to provide access to law for indigenous and marginalised communities in the developing world.
We work in collaboration with indigenous communities, helping them to understand and assert their legal rights in the development process through providing legal assistance and education. We aim to provide communities with the opportunity for justice in situations where their legal rights have been ignored, and to empower them to become articulate and effective participants in the development of their own futures.

Our work is organised into three programmes: public interest law, intellectual property rights (IPRs) and biodiversity, and governance and accountability. The issues we are currently working on include:
1. intellectual property rights in biodiversity
2. free, prior and informed consent
3. environmental impact assessments of large infrastructure projects
4. environmental pollution
5. the impacts of corruption

We are currently working in Southern Africa, and hope to expand our work across the continent, and into other parts of the developing world.
Other offices: