The Public Interest Law Gathering

The Public Interest Law Gathering (PILG) is a highly-anticipated annual forum that brings together people from across South Africa and beyond who are concerned about cutting edge developments in human rights and social justice. PILG provides a space for attendees to discuss, debate, reflect and exchange skills, knowledge, ideas, and strategies on approaches and interventions in public interest advocacy and litigation.

PILG promotes collaboration and networking within the public interest law, social justice and human rights communities with the goal of improving and enhancing access to justice and the quality of services and interventions provided to marginalised, vulnerable individuals and communities.

Participants include public interest legal practitioners, advice office workers and paralegals, community organisers and social movement activists, law students, legal academics, lawyers from the private sector and civil servants.

Organising Committee:

The organising committee currently consists of:

  • The Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS)
  • Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR)
  • The Legal Resources Centre (LRC)
  • Probono.Org
  • Section27
  • The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI)
  • Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ)
  • The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC)
  • The University of the Witwatersrand School of Law

You can find out more about PILG here:

Previous Public Interest Law Gatherings

PILG 2011

PILG 2012

PILG 2013

PILG 2014

PILG 2015

PILG 2016

PILG 2017

Still forthcoming.

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