We interview Evie Smith, manager at the Intervene Project, about what the charity is doing to defend prisoners’ human rights.
“Prisoners are among the most vulnerable to abuse, and that’s where we step in."
Cuts to legal aid have left prisoners among the most vulnerable to human rights violations stemming from overpopulation, limited access to healthcare, poor living conditions, and prejudice. Plugging the gap between legal aid and prisoners’ rights is the Intervene Project, a legal charity providing free representation to prisoners who don’t qualify for legal aid.
In this episode, Chambers Student interviews the manager at the Intervene Project, Evie Smith, about what the charity is doing to defend prisoners’ basic human rights, and the challenges it faces as its caseload doubles in just six months.
The Intervene Project was established by Kesar & Co in 2013 and offers aspiring solicitors and barristers the opportunity to volunteer as a caseworker or researcher.
Learn more: https://www.interveneproject.org/
Interview conducted by: Sal Morton Edited by: James Rocha-Sharp
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