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Transnational Legal Clinic

The Transnational Legal Clinic (TLC) is a legal clinic working in collaboration with civil society organisations and actors from across the world, to produce campaigns and litigation aimed at social transformation.

The Clinic is made up of staff and students from the Transnational Law Institute, enabling students the chance to apply their learning and develop skills in a real world context.

Our projects

The Clinic’s inaugural project was an Amicus Curiae brief presented to the Constitutional Court of Colombia in a case challenging the criminalisation of abortion filed by fourteen Colombian citizens with the backing of the leading women rights’ NGO La Mesa. The project was conducted with the participation of 19 LLM students and was reported in the main Colombian daily, El Tiempo

The Court reached a historic decision to decriminalise abortion up to 24 weeks of gestation in February 2022 (Sentencia C-055-22)

Read the Transnational Legal Institute's amicus brief in English, or in Spanish (official version).

Upcoming projects

The most recent project, currently underway, is on the protection of the human rights of people in poor communities against police violence and the role of civil society.

Students and staff interested in getting involved should contact Dr Octavio Ferraz: octavio.ferraz@kcl.ac.uk