The Global Liberty Alliance is a legal and public policy non-government organization based in the United States. Its mission is to empower defenders and advance justice. Fund attorneys in the United States, working with lawyers in other nations with weak or no rule of law, help defend persons whose fundamental rights have been violated by authoritarian governments.
Individuals the world over are denied the right to freely own property, worship as they please or say what they want. We work with lawyers in these places to help change that and raise awareness of the rule of law gap. Many cases fund lawyers defend arise in other nations; however, we also defend persons in the United States, and other democracies were local or state governments implement or enforce laws and regulations that violate, subtlety, the fundamental rights of its citizens.
We believe in local accountability. For cases arising in foreign nations, our mission is to provide local counsel the legal and political support he or she needs to resolve legal and political disputes, locally. We do this, in part, by first working with local counsel to exhaust domestic court options rather than advocating in international bodies or tribunals such as the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights, the United Nations Human Rights Council, among others.
Only local solutions can engender the long-term benefits needed to create a stable civil society where every individual can live free; however, in many countries, weak democratic institutions and a lack of the rule of law make it difficult for wrongly persecuted persons to find justice. Despite the challenges local accountability can present in these nations, every effort should be made to resolve political and legal conflicts locally, before pursuing regional or international processes that usually involve un-elected and politically un-accountable international organizations and NGOs.
Headquartered in the United States, but working with legal and other public policy professionals internationally, the Alliance’s legal and public policy teams have experience working with, and helping, unjustly persecuted persons from the around the world.Prior to the creation of the Alliance, GLA lawyers and public policy professionals have worked on matters, both in the private sector and during government service involving Cuba, Iran, China, North Korea, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Ecuador, Russia, and many more.
Sometimes, moving quickly on multiple fronts and forums in several countries can make the difference, especially when the personal safety or liberty of the person is at stake. The individuals, working with others in their station in life, not governments, are the best change agents. Our legal and public policy professionals in the United States team with local experts to do their work.
The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and helps defray legal fees and other expenses associated with defending these complex cases. Contributions are tax deductible. Follow this PayPal link to make a donation today!