In 2020, the Baring Foundation launched the Covid-19 Legal Action Fund in response to the increasing adverse impacts of the pandemic – and government’s responses to the pandemic – on individuals and communities experiencing discrimination and disadvantage. The fund was designed to support strategic legal action in different forms (i.e. empowering, persuading and challenging) that might better protect the rights of those at risk of further discrimination or disadvantage. This report captures learning from this funding. The aim is to develop more general insights about litigating in an emergency, using wider legal tools “at speed” and to advance thinking on how to fund organisations to successfully use the law in a fast-changing landscape.


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Kinghan, J. & Vanhala, L. 2022, Legal Action in an Emergency: Lessons from Covid-19 Grantmaking, Legal Action in an Emergency. Available at: https://eprints.gla.ac.uk/280950/

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