Timap for Justice is a pioneering effort to provide basic justice services free of charge in Sierra Leone.
“Timap” means “stand up” in Krio. Due to a nationwide shortage of lawyers and the nature of Sierra Leone’s dualist legal structure, Timap’s model features community-based paralegals rather than lawyers. Our decade-long experience has allowed us to develop a creative, flexible model to advance justice – one that combines services such as education, mediation, negotiation, organising, and advocacy. Timap strives to solve clients’ justice problems while empowering the communities in which we work, demonstrating concretely that justice is possible.
Land Policy, Gender and Plural Legal Systems