Over half of our unfunded work was in Health Justice.
The intersectionality between health and legal systems is well evidenced and serving marginalised people, we cannot ignore the factors that make people sick in the first place.
In the case of immigrants and refugees, injustice and lack of access to legal representation is a huge issue. Working within a human rights-based framework, we have a strong focus on advocacy and social justice for our clients.
To date we have provided substantial advocacy on administrative decisions and legal matters involving other lawyers or migration agents where our clients had fallen through the gaps in the legal system due to lack of knowledge to navigate the system or advocate for themselves. Our intervention put several cases back on track and achieved favourable outcomes with a positive impact on mental and physical health.