WHO ARE WE?
SWEAT opened its Legal Defence Centre’s (LDC) doors in June 2017 after registering as a community based legal clinic with The Cape Law Society. SWEAT decided open it’s Legal Defence Centre in response to sex workers needs for increased legal assistance with issues specific to them as a direct result of their profession. The LDC is fully operational. It is managed by an attorney specialising in human rights and sex work, a candidate attorney, and 3 paralegals. In addition, the LDC will be supported by consultant attorneys and international and local law students offering research support.
WHAT DO WE DO?
The LDC provides a range of legal representation, advice and support services to sex workers. The areas of litigation that we pursue are listed below:
|Criminal matters||Civil matters||Constitutional and other matters|
|Offences under the Sexual Offences Act||Children’s matters: – Maintenance
||Unfair discrimination on the grounds of gender, sex, sexual orientation, race, HIV status etc.|
|Wrongful detention||Lodging of complaints with various formal institutions, tribunals and the Ombudsman|
|Damages claims||Mediation services|
|Sexual offences like rape and sexual assault||Unlawful evictions||Labour disputes
||Drafting of wills|
- Admitted attorney/advocate;
- Proven experience in strategic impact litigation;
- Excellent knowledge and understanding of constitutional and human rights law;
- Demonstrated ability to create litigation strategies; and
- Sound judgment.
Please send CV and motivational letter to email@example.com by 28 February 2018.