Sunday, August 29, 2010

Thompson Reuters Foundation launches global anti-corruption hub

Just a few months ago the Thomson Reuters Foundation launched a global marketplace for free public-service legal assistance and news and information about good governance and anti-corruption issues. CalledTrustLaw, it will connect NGOs, social entrepreneurs and governments in need of free legal assistance with lawyers willing to work at no cost. It also “enables lawyers to engage in high impact pro bono work with confidence and efficiency,” a Thomson Reuters announcement said.
 
An Introduction on the TrustLaw website says:
 
TrustLaw is a global centre for free legal assistance and anti-corruption news, run byThomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of the world's leading provider of news and information, Thomson Reuters.
In common with all of the Foundation's programmes, TrustLaw aims to empower people in need by providing trusted information and leveraging professional expertise. We offer services to improve access to the rule of law and foster greater transparency.
Our mission is twofold:
  • Spread the culture and practice of pro bono work around the world, connecting those who need legal assistance with lawyers willing to work at no cost
  • Offer a one-stop shop for news and information on good governance and anti-corruption issues
At the heart of TrustLaw is an ambitious electronic platform called TrustLaw Connect, which offers lawyers and pro bono managers a way to easily connect with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), governments and social entrepreneurs seeking free legal services.
TrustLaw believes such clients have the potential to address many of the world's environmental, humanitarian and social problems, but their effectiveness may be impeded by lack of legal resources. Thomson Reuters Foundation strives to close this gap through its free services.
TrustLaw also features a growing repository of news and information around anti-corruption and governance issues, including national legislation, international conventions, articles, reports, country profiles and law reviews.
Content comes from our own team of specialist journalists as well as from international institutions, law firms, governments, NGOs and others.

5 comments:

  1. I like your determination and believe in humanity as i feel there is not enough people like yourself out there to help those who need it. I myself am trying to also help people but in a slightly different way by getting the stories of corruption and lies out to the public domain because i feel the mainstream media is part of the problem and therefore cannot be the solution. The website i am using to help people is http://www.changewewant.com/

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  2. A article on corruption is here
    http://nalamara.blogspot.com/

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  3. It is quite funny the way ThomsonReuters tries to fight corruption. But I'm myself a victim of corruption in Egypt ThomsonReuters. I asked many times for an investigation of the facts I stated, but no one in the Company has ever answered me. I have documents that prove the Company's readiness to lie shamefacedly. It is better if the Company to cleanse itself first.

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