We are a group of lawyers and legal organizations in Vancouver who have come together to provide our support to Muslims or those perceived to be Muslims in BC who have been or could be the subject of discrimination and attacks. We want those who have suffered from various forms of discrimination or acts of hate because of their faith and/or racial background to know that there are lawyers in BC who are committed to assisting with the difficult task of holding those who commit such acts to account by our legal institutions.
Access Probono has set up a hotline where people can call on a confidential basis to speak to a lawyer about possible discrimination claims or hate crimes for no charge. We will also be documenting, without identifying information, the types of issues that are being reported through this hotline.
The Islamophobia Legal Assistance Hotline (ILAH) is a coalition of legal organizations and concerned lawyers in British Columbia that works in solidarity with Muslim and racialized communities to combat Islamophobia and racism through the provision of free legal advice and representation to individuals and groups affected by Islamophobia and related racism. The ILAH may also oppose Islamophobia by providing public legal education, research and systemic advocacy.
A just and equitable society based on mutual responsibility, respect for human rights, free of Islamophobia and all forms of discrimination.
- Respect for the communities we work with
- Collective responsibility for advancing and protecting human rights
- Recognition that Islamophobia is one of many forms of intersecting and interdependent oppressions that diminish society