This case study for the P2P in Action series focuses on the partnership between iProbono and the Law and Policy Forum for Social Justice (LAPSOJ) to promote economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCR) in Nepal.
Following the entrenchment of ESCR for the first time in Nepal’s new constitution in 2015, iProBono and LAPSOJ formed a partnership after identifying a need for legal technical support to advance the development and implementation of ESCR in the country. Harnessing the power of P2P learning by bringing together members of the Nepali Judiciary, Nepali lawyers, and ESCR experts from the UK, Kenya and India, the partnership enabled the legal community in Nepal to constructively engage in law-making processes to implement the 2015 Constitution.
A4ID's ROLE UK Programme was approached to provide financial and technical assistance to the partnership project.
This paper is designed to share the highlights of an evaluation of this partnership and to draw out lessons learned on legal peer-to-peer (P2P) working for the benefit of pro bono legal stakeholders in the UK and in partner countries.