June 13, 2013
Inspired by South Africa’s legal aid system, lawyers from Burma’s Legal Aid Network (MLAW) and government officials are piloting justice centers in Yangon and Mawlamyaing. These programs provide aid in criminal cases to those otherwise lacking legal counsel. If successful, the programs will be replicated nationwide.
June 10, 2013
A new report from Athabasca University identifies information and communication technologies capable of delivering legal services in rural remote and Aboriginal communities in Canada. The report calls for targeted legal education and service delivery through e-learning to satisfy unmet demands.
June 6, 2013
In a new report, Network member South Sudan Law Society analyzes the key challenges faced by local justice systems attempting to meet the legal needs of rural Sudanese caught up in conflict. Among other recommendations, the report suggests expanding access to justice by permitting paralegals to represent clients in court for minor disputes.
June 1, 2013
Simeon Koroma, co-founder of Timap for Justice , is interviewed by the Harvard Human Rights Journal on the origins of Timap, as well as the challenges of operating a legal aid organization in Sierra Leone, and the future of legal aid in the country.
May 30, 2013
Watch as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Macky Sall, Aminata Touré, and others make the compelling case for justice in the UN Millenium Development Goals.