The concept of Insaaf Camps was developed by international lawyer and Courting The Law’s Founder, Mr. Taimur Malik, in discussions with Mr. Farhan Shafi, a young law student from Lahore, with the objective of enhancing access to legal literacy, access to justice and support to those communities which have the least access to such legal information and support across Pakistan.
Within the context of absence of any proper and efficient means of spreading legal awareness in the most underprivileged segments of Pakistan’s society, the rationale behind the initiative is to create awareness regarding the law via freely available flow of legal information.
In order to achieve this, the aim is to have Insaaf Camps taking place regularly in locations with large underprivileged communities. Another aim is to reduce the burden on courts by creating awareness about alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods such as filing complaints with the Office of the Federal, Provincial and other Mohtasib (Ombudsperson), and advising against frivolous litigation.
The initiative has now evolved into a stand alone project which is being managed by Courting The Law’s team with Mr. Farhan Shafi leading the project. The expected results of the initiative include an empowered society which is aware of its rights and the translation of this initiative into the provision of legal aid for those who truly require it.
If you are a lawyer or law student or possess skills such as event coordination, community engagement, social media management, project management, photography or content writing, and would like to volunteer at Insaaf Camp please complete the form available here.
The success of this initiative depends on local partner organizations. You could be an educational organization, microfinance entity, vocational training centre or an NGO operating in underprivileged communities. We could hold Insaaf Camps in such locations with your collaboration. If you wish to discuss this further or have ideas about how we could work together, please fill the form below.