International Association of People's Lawyers

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  Dissent Special Issue - Defending Lawyers

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What does IAPL stand for?

1.The overriding goals of IAPL are to contribute to the struggle for the total emancipation of the oppressed classes and the establishment of a just and humane world order based on respect for human rights.

2.IAPL will expose imperialism as responsible for the oppression and exploitation of peoples and the cruel deprivation of their human rights.

3.IAPL shall strive to restore the class and political content of basic concepts of law and human rights and propagate their true meaning.

4.IAPL will promote a critical outlook on the concept of human rights to uncover the imperialist aims lurking behind international human rights conventions and declarations of rights and freedoms.

5.IAPL will work to push the constricting limits of national legal systems and international legal fora to obtain immediate and concrete gains for the people’s struggles for national freedom,social justice, democracy and respect for human rights.

6.IAPL will support the promotion of progressive consciousness amongst the general public and the steady development of progressive organizations of the oppressed classes and sectors.

7.IAPL shall coordinate with existing organizations of progressive lawyers working for the same ends and shall assist in the formation of such organizations in nations and regions where they do not exist.

8.IAPL shall undertake international fact-finding missions, conferences, mass actions, lobby work and other similar activities as well as create international tribunals in pursuit of its purposes and objectives.