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Protecting the fundamental rights of advocates for Palestinian freedom

The ELSC provides free legal support to academics, scholars, grassroots activists, NGOs and charities who are facing attempts of defamation, bullying or suppression. We work with a network of partners (human rights lawyers, organisations, scholars, academics and experts) to provide legal advice and defend victims of restriction of freedom of speech, disinformation campaigns, closure of financial accounts, denial of public space and online platforms.

You can contribute to our legal work by donating to our Legal Aid Fund to make legal services available to those who can’t afford it.

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Report an Incident / Request Legal Support

Advocates for Palestinian rights are facing a variety of attacks aimed at silencing their voices or hindering their work: from denial of public space, public funding or online platforms, closure of financial accounts, legal threats or lawsuits, to enforcement the adoption of anti BDS motions that falsely declare the Palestine solidarity movement as antisemitic.

Contact us if you or your group, association, NGO, foundation, have been intimidated, slandered, censored or banned from speaking out or carrying out solidarity actions, or if you are just seeking legal advice about your rights.

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