Chambers and Partners is an independent research company operating across 200 jurisdictions delivering detailed rankings and insight into the world’s leading lawyers. Chambers empowers organisations to make informed decisions when selecting legal services, saving time and resources and reducing risk. Diversity and Inclusion is a core value at Chambers and Partners and through external initiatives as well as through Chambers’ own employee engagement network, INSPIRE, Chambers continues to drive inclusive change within its own organisation as well as across the wider legal profession.
Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. The organisation has roughly 450 people of 70-plus nationalities who are country experts, lawyers, journalists, and others who work to protect the most at risk, from vulnerable minorities and civilians in wartime, to refugees and children in need. These two global organisations are coming together to launch a charity partnership which involves digital content and fundraising. Chambers and Partners CEO and Gender Diversity Executive Sponsor, Tim Noble says:
‘Chambers and Partners is delighted to welcome Human Rights Watch as our events charity partner. We strongly support HRW’s commitment to protecting global human rights and we’re excited to be collaborating and supporting their work through multiple Chambers’ platforms such as our webinars and awards.’ Tim Noble, Chambers and Partners.
Angela Sharma the UK Director of Development and Global Initiatives at Human Rights Watch says about the partnership:
‘We are delighted that Chambers and Partners have chosen Human Rights Watch to be their charity partner. Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world, and Chambers and Partners’ global reach, independent research methods, and commitment to diversity and inclusion make them an ideal partner in this mission. The past year has been incredibly important for human rights, with Covid-19 exposing deep inequalities in our societies while also highlighting our global connectedness and shared responsibility for one another. This support from Chambers and Partners will strengthen Human Rights Watch’s work in confronting these global challenges, help defend the rights and dignity of people worldwide, and amplify the voices of human rights defenders everywhere.’
Dee Sekar, D&I Director and Executive Sponsor for Environment & Sustainability at Chambers and Partners says:
‘The work of Human Rights Watch remains incredibly important at this time and we’re delighted to work with HRW on digital content, fundraising and collaborating on key topic areas which overlap with Chambers’ own D&I efforts such as gender rights, disability rights and the environment.’
For more information on this charity partnership, please contact: Dee.Sekar@chambers.com