PILPG assists clients in addressing legal challenges arising during times of conflict. To promote peace and sustainable political development, PILPG provides pro bono legal services in five primary practice areas:
PILPG provides pro bono legal assistance and political counsel to parties and mediators involved in peace negotiations. PILPG works closely with clients to clarify and prioritize goals, develop negotiation strategies, and create effective mechanisms for implementing peace agreements. PILPG members customarily participate as advisors during negotiations, and PILPG frequently opens in-country program offices to support its peace negotiations work. To date, PILPG has advised participants in over two dozen international peace negotiations.
PILPG provides pro bono legal assistance and political counsel to parties involved in drafting and implementing post-conflict constitutions. PILPG works closely with clients to translate political agreements into effective constitutional provisions. PILPG frequently opens offices in-country to support its post-conflict constitution work. To date, PILPG has assisted over a dozen states and governments in the drafting and implementation of post-conflict constitutions.
PILPG provides pro bono legal assistance to international and domestic tribunals in connection with the prosecution of war crimes. PILPG provides its clients with expert advice on the entire spectrum of issues pertaining war crimes prosecution.
PILPG provides pro bono policy planning assistance to states and governments to help them develop and implement foreign and domestic policy initiatives, design state institutions, engage in strategic planning, and coordinate multistate partnerships. PILPG uses consulting and pro bono services of over 200 former U.S. and foreign diplomats and legal advisers. To date, PILPG has provided policy planning assistance to over two dozen transitioning states and governments.
PILPG provides pro bono legal assistance to states, government officials, and key stakeholders involved in water-based conflicts. PILPG’s approach promotes peaceful resolution of water disputes in accordance with international law.
PILPG provides pro bono policy analysis and legal assistance to states and governments on matters aimed at strengthening the rule of law and promoting effective governance. PILPG has advised numerous states and governments on a wide range of issues relating to democracy and governance.