The organisers say:
The legal aid fund was inspired by the successes of a similar fund during the South African apartheid movement which made a real difference by fundraising for legal action. Among its many successes was the defence of Nelson Mandela from the death penalty in 1963.
The legal aid fund for Palestine is supporting unique legal challenges on war crimes, home demolitions, settlements and other human rights abuses. Where the international community refuses to take action, we nevertheless can do so.