The Law and Society programme is at the heart of LST’s work and anchors LST’s commitment to ensuring an impartial and equitable justice system. It prioritizes rights-based approaches such as non-discrimination and inclusion and works towards changing laws, policies and practices and attitudes towards human rights.

This programme area focuses on the many dimensions relating to access to justice. This includes the promotion and protection of the rights of women, children, persons living with disabilities, religious minorities, persons identifying as LGBTQI, and persons encountering the criminal justice system as victims, witnesses and suspects.

The Trust aims to ensure that through this programme, hitherto discriminated and marginalized groups will be better equipped to articulate their own concerns and needs.