The Lawfare Project is a nonprofit legal think tank based in New York City that mobilizes public officials, media, jurists and legal experts to counter the international lawfare phenomenon: the abuse of the law as a weapon of war against Western democracy. Through its Legal Fund, the LP facilitates and finances offensive and defensive counter-lawfare actions regarding pressing issues that include, among others: fighting terror-front organizations operating in the United States and Canada; bigoted and unlawful international commercial discrimination based on ethnicity and national origin; and the perversion and misapplication of international and national human rights law against the United States and other democracies.
Through The LP’s expert legal network of more than 350 attorneys worldwide, the organization offers pro bono or reduced rate legal representation to lawfare victims, and all litigation and related costs are covered under the Fund.
The primary goals of The Lawfare Project are:
(i) to raise awareness about the phenomenon and specific instances of lawfare, assuring the subject matter receives the credibility and immediacy that it warrants;
(ii) to facilitate (legal and non-legal) responses to the perversion and misapplication of international & national human rights law;
(iii) to identify potential lawfare threats and mobilize human and institutional resources to combat them; and
(iv) to bring diverse and interested parties together in a common forum to discuss the phenomenon.
Recent LP victories include: securing pro bono representation for U.S. college students targeted with harassment, intimidation, and violence based on religion or political advocacy; punishing Kuwait Airways in the U.S. and abroad and forcing it to shut down a lucrative flight path because of its government-mandated national origin discrimination; wide distribution of LP’s unique analysis of Hamas’s international law violations, which received significant praise from legal experts, major organizations, and members of government, and was used in the investigation by the UN Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict; shutting down terror media networks Al-Manar and Al-Aqsa TV, which broadcasted Hamas and Hezbollah TV in the U.S.; and organizing a coalition of human rights organizations to launch Voices4Justice in the Middle East (V4J), a series of weeklong events on U.S. college campuses, which bring speakers together to highlight the race, gender, religious, and other forms of apartheid enforced in the Islamist world.
The LP has become the preeminent organization on the front line of the lawfare battle, responding aggressively to the efforts of those who wish to subvert our freedoms.
The Lawfare Project is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and a registered non-profit organization.