Ad litem

    Economic Social and Cultural Rights

    “for the lawsuit”; “for the purposes of the lawsuit being prosecuted”.

    • A grant ad litem is the appointment by a court of a person to act on behalf of an estate in court proceedings, when the estate’s proper representatives are unable or unwilling to act.
    • A guardian ad litem is the former name for a litigation friend responsible for the conduct of legal proceedings on behalf of someone else.