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Lucy Claridge

Lucy Claridge

Executive Director

Lucy is the Executive Director of the International Lawyers Project.

Prior to joining ILP, she was the Senior Counsel and Head of the Strategic Legal Response Centre at Forest Peoples Programme.

Her work focused on helping forest and indigenous people across the globe secure their rights to their lands and their livelihoods before international, regional and domestic bodies and courts.

Lucy was also the Director of Strategic Litigation at Amnesty International and the Legal Director at Minority Rights Group International, where she focused on strategic litigation, advocacy and capacity building to improve access to justice worldwide, establishing significant precedent before the African and European human rights mechanisms and national courts. In 2022, her case, Amnesty International v Togo won the Global Freedom of Expression prize from Columbia University.

Lucy was ‘Highly Commended’ in the Human Rights Lawyer of the Year category at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2017, in recognition of her role in winning leading human rights cases. 

Lucy is a Visiting Fellow at Bristol University Human Rights Implementation Centre and Chair of the Board at Rainforest Foundation UK. She has also previously served as a trustee at Anti-Slavery International and Twins Trust.

Lucy is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in law from Oxford University and a Masters degree in International Peace and Security from King’s College, London. 

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