MissionThe ILF was founded to address the global crisis in access to justice. Every day, millions of men, women, and children are held in jails around the world because they cannot afford a lawyer to defend them. Many face torture and abuse, languish behind bars for years awaiting trial, or are wrongfully convicted.
We make justice a reality by fighting to guarantee high-quality legal representation for everyone arrested or detained. Around the world, we provide criminal defense services and build sustainable, effective legal aid institutions.