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Legal Advice and Information in three regions of Ethiopia
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Poverty Reduction, Right to Information Gil Long and Access to Justice Project Team English Middle East & Africa This booklet describes project that has established rights advice and information centers three areas Ethiopia now piloting ways delivering outreach services rural The experience the offered way informing improving future legal sets out methods which its identify lessons learned
Designing Land Registration Systems for Developing Countries
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Academic Research Land & Natural Resource Management English World Land registration systems are addressed from the viewpoint government developing country Timing types and maintenance formal land also covered Recommended for rights toolkit
Sierra Leone Legal Aid Act, 2012
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Laws & Policies Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition Sierra Leone Parliament English Middle East & Africa May the Sierra Leone Parliament enacted one most progressive legal aid laws Africa The bill provides for mixed model criminal and civil from provision information mediation services through representation court supplied publicprivate partnership government private sector society law which consultations began distinctive several respects Its unique feature its endorsement paralegals university clinics organisations nongovernmental alongside practitioners providers explicitly providing that are deployed each Leones chiefdoms ensures flexible cost effective method delivering justice large parts population will available help reduce present access deficit
Accessing Justice: Models, Strategies, and Best Practices on Women’s Empowerment
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Customary Justice Systems, Gender-based violence, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Women's Empowerment International Development Law Organization (IDLO) English World IDLOs study womens empowerment explores some the challenges and solutions for access justice diverse legal systems This presents strategies best practices both formal informal systemswith understanding that meansto improve quality women receive considering whether approaches can Accessing Justice brings together number IDLOsponsored case studies The confirm programs designed address rights remain highly sensitive issue many governments but have been successful cases are worth further
Community-Based Paralegalism in the Philippines: From Social Movements to Democratization
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition Jennifer Franco, Hector Soliman, and Maria Roda Cisnero English Asia Communitybased paralegalism has been active the Philippines for past years and yet its contribution access justice advancement rights entitlements poor largely undocumented This paper attempts provide framework study history nature scope paralegal work based experience organizations that are training development communityoriented paralegals major contributor was democratization process after overthrow dictatorship Ferdinand Marcos continuing evolution legal spurred relatively progressive constitution ratified The first provides working definition communitybased then examines their systems accountability lack thereof issues regarding recognition state civil society actors also explores facilitating hindering factors aid impinge upon effectiveness Three dimensions identified explored namely building awareness settling private disputes increasing corporate ends with conclusions recommendations regard sustainability monitoring evaluation funding prospects over long term
Rural Women’s Access to Land and Property in Selected Countries
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Academic Research, Laws & Policies Land & Natural Resource Management, Women's Empowerment International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Land Coalition (ILC) English World This report progress toward the Convention Elimination All Forms Discrimination against Women CEDAW with respect status rural women The information summarized three tables list States Parties initial and periodic reports within Committees Concluding Observations
Land Governance in Asia: Understanding the debates on land tenure rights and land reforms in the Asian context
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Academic Research Indigenous Issues, Land & Natural Resource Management, Women's Empowerment Antonio B. Quizon, International Land Coalition (ILC) English Asia, Asia, Asia This paper examines land tenure systems and legal frameworks Asia the current major debates around processes reform justice for poor users Among issues discusses are womens access rights indigenous peoples forests public domains role small farms phenomenon grabbing emerging effects climate change
Land Governance in Brazil: A geo-historical review of land governance in Brazil
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Laws & Policies Land & Natural Resource Management Bernardo Mançano Fernandes, Clifford Andrew Welch, Elienai Constantino Gonçalves, International Land Coalition (ILC) English, Portuguese, Spanish Latin America This paper offers geohistorical review land governance Brazil analyzing key paradoxes regarding use and agricultural policies better understand these the analyses thehistorical process regional development thestructural economic conditions that have contributed tothe diverse social rural areasThe concludesby discussing trends Brazilian territorial thataffect both urban spaces nbsp
International Mechanisms for Protecting Human Rights Defenders at Risk for Their Work on Land Rights
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Advocacy Tool, Laws & Policies Cases Involving Multinational Corporations, Land & Natural Resource Management International Land Coalition (ILC) English, French, Spanish World The International Land Coalition frequently receives requests solidarity from members Africa Asia and Latin America for behalf Human Rights Defenders working land rights especially activists This infonote meant support their invaluable work with information international protection mechanisms organizations addressing human violations related guide also available French Spanish visitinghttpwwwlandcoalitionorgpublicationsinternationalmechanismsprotectinghumanrightsdefendersrisktheirworklandrights
Community-Based Paralegal Programs: A Practitioner’s Guide (Burmese language version)
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models Vivek Maru, Felisa Tibbits, in collaboration with Bruce Lasky, David Mcquoid-Mason, and Agnes Cover Burmese Asia This Burmese language version the practitioners guide that first appeared Open Society Institute Around world billions people suffer because they lack access justice services Unable afford lawyers and ignored authorities their rights are routinely violatedcheated employers preyed upon corrupt officials victimized violence Often poor disenfranchised these individualsand even whole communitiesstruggle find means recourse redress for harm done them providing communitybased paralegals can offer solution They less expensive more accessible than Employing array tools strategies often resolve problems faster formal legal system same time backed who engage litigation when necessary Communitybased have deep knowledge serve provide solutions not just individuals but groups Perhaps most important able empower clients helping become aware act advance interests Community based paralegal programs lasting empowerment those otherwise disadvantaged book intended creating maintaining help The Justice Initiative created this its initial experience establishing program Sierra Leone distills lessons learned from other practical advice handson use field also interest anyone cares about
Guide to Free Legal Services Worldwide – Pro Bono Clearinghouses
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Advocacy Tool, Other Criminal Justice / Conflict, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law Namati, Namati English World Namati has assembled the following guide free pro bono legal services available nonprofit organizations and individuals around world Through these clearinghouses participating lawyers are matched with clients seeking advice This outlines eligibility requirements for aid well steps involved applying assistance Please note that does not have operational relationships service providers nor endorse particular encourage interested persons contact directly
Identifying an Institutional Home for a Paralegal Program
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models Open Society Foundations English paralegal program can exist within communitybased organization NGO clinical legal aid based university independent This tool offers guidance where base and how build the network relationships necessary for its success excerpt from book CommunityBased Paralegals Practitioners Guide Open Society Justice Initiative
Training Manual on Housing, Land, and Property
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Laws & Policies Land & Natural Resource Management Norwegian Refugee Council, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Arabic, English, French, Spanish World The Norwegian Refugee Council collaboration with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centrewith funds provided Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid ECHO has developed new training course Housing Land and Property About manual land property HLP issues are core NRCs programmatic advocacy activities Assisting individuals groups access their rights one main objectives Information Counselling Legal Assistance ICLA programme while Shelter Food Security programmes also explicitly include dimensions Addressing fundamental contribute durable solutions protection displaced other conflict affected populations became clear that despite growing awareness this topic there were insufficient materials available suitably improve understanding among humanitarian organisations across countries contexts sectors order address NRC IDMC can adapted different country needs Training Manual currently English French Spanish Arabicand consists following thematic areas Module introduction International Framework Principles during internal displacement Womens urban conflicts request copy please visit website here
Joining Forces for the Poor: Alliance-building for social justice in South African and the story of the National Alliance for the Development of Community Advice Offices
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Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition English Middle East & Africa This case study draws review internal documents from the National Community Based Paralegal Association NSC and Alliance for Development Advice Offices NADCAO well other research South African advice office sector mostly based indepth interviews with key stakeholders identified collaboration former Coordinator Greg Erasmus list interviewees included end fairly recent initiative strengthen community broaden access justice Africa offices CAOs paralegals have been part social political landscape since Over years they provided much needed services millions poor marginalized Africans Today are essential realizing democracy They play primary role translating human rights enshrined Constitution into reality Despite this however has struggled recognition support
Case Management Form
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Community Paralegal Models Timap for Justice Middle East & Africa This Timap for Justices Individual Case Record helps understand the populations they are serving document and detect trends their work track case progress supervision purposes paralegals maintain file each The consists Community LevelProblem Action Log party statements any otherdocuments materials related When opening new Fileparalegals complete Client Intake Section from then onlog all activities concerning copy CaseRecord with filled out also put folder picked upby Lead Paralegal delivered headquarters office Paralegals refer files when monitoring
How to Develop a Monitoring System for a Community Rights Workers Program
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Community Paralegal Models, Land & Natural Resource Management International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), Meredith Saggers, Krista Jacobs English World This toolkit designed introduce the reader project monitoring and why essential component any community rights workers program The taken through stepbystep process develop system following these steps can create specific herhis own land organization Uganda used this design for its Luwero district Its experience example throughout provide realworld illustration Though qualitative feedback sessions with are also important sources valuable information focuses quantitative understand needs
Legal Empowerment Evaluation: An Initial Guide to Issues, Methods and Impact
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Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Other Stephen Golub World Recent years have seen growing focus legal empowerment the use law rights specifically benefit disadvantaged international development agencies foundations policy institutes and nongovernmental organizations NGOs This has justifiably generated increased interest identifying ways ascertaining its impact Guide seeks contribute evolving understanding discussion this challenge Its four central purposes are address selected issues concerning much other evaluation suggest some evaluating otherwise reviewing work describe kinds provide examples actual coupled with research methods employed ascertain
Breaking Legal Inequality Traps: New Approaches to Building Justice Systems for the Poor in Developing Countries
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Poverty Reduction English World This report puts forth alternative traditionalrule lawapproaches The alternativecenters understanding legal inequality trapsand informinginnovative efforts improve accessibility legitimacy and effectiveness justice systems for the poor Published Brooks World Poverty Institute
Making the Law Work for Everyone: Report of the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Labor / Employment, Land & Natural Resource Management, Poverty Reduction English World This report the culmination work United Nations Commission Legal Empowerment Poor The proposes comprehensive agenda for legal empowerment encompassing four crucial pillars that must central efforts toprovide protection and opportunities tothe poor
Protecting Your Community’s Land: Information Leaflet (Uganda)
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals Land & Natural Resource Management International Development Law Organization (IDLO), Land and Equity Movement in Uganda (LEMU) English Middle East & Africa, Middle East & Africa Set informational leaflets common lands and related rights communal land associations titling protection
Between Law and Society: Paralegals and the Provision of Primary Justice Services in Sierra Leone
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Academic Research Cases Involving Multinational Corporations, Community Paralegal Models, Criminal Justice / Conflict, Family / Domestic Disputes, Land & Natural Resource Management, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Mediation/Dispute Resolution, Women's Empowerment Vivek Maru English Middle East & Africa, Middle East & Africa paper the prospect paralegals justice service providers Sierra Leone
Legal Services for the Poor Best Practices Handbook
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers Health, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law English World World Bank guidelines for Legal Services Organizations operating the developing world
Land, Environment and Climate Change: Challenges, Responses and Tools
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Land & Natural Resource Management Stein Holden, Remy Sietchiping , UN-Habitat English World This report offers overview the relationship between land tenure management approaches and environment The implications urban rural areas are presented illustrated with brief cases global key environmental climate change issues related use administration timely material tools for professionals practitioners planners Readers will find this publication actionoriented suggestions new research tool development advocacy resource mobilization coordination
Land Use Planning: Concept, Tools and Applications
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Land & Natural Resource Management Babette Wehrmann, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) English World This guide has been prepared for local well international senior and junior professionals involved rural development developing countries who are interested learning more about land use planning integrating relevant concepts their work
Handling Land: Innovative Tools for Land Governance and Secure Tenure
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Advocacy Tool, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Land & Natural Resource Management, Women's Empowerment UN-Habitat, Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) , International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) English Latin America, Asia, Asia, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, World This book celebrates the first five years Global Land Tool Networks GLTNs work features land tools that GLTN has developed practical ways solve problems administration and management These range from simple checklist for conducting survey set software accompanying protocols broad guidelines approaches
Paralegal Training Guide
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models Open Society Foundations English World This tool discusses range training models for paralegals including tips the initial field and continuing education then offers guidance content knowledge law skills necessary before logistics methodology supplemented with evidence from successful paralegal programs around world excerpt book CommunityBased Paralegals Practitioners Guide Open Society Justice Initiative
Community Paralegals and Land Tenure (Paralegales comunitarios y la tenencia de la tierra)
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Academic Research Community Paralegal Models, Land & Natural Resource Management Manolo Morales English, French, Spanish Latin America Despite the efforts National Agrarian Development Institute INDA and nongovernmental organizations promote legalization community lands land tenure continues highly topical issue Ecuador After reviewing subject titling different jurisdictions article looks disputes between Chachi AfroEcuadorian peoples living province Esmeraldas The ancestral these two groups are under pressure from external players settlers logging companies palm growers shrimp farmers causing displacement AfroEcuadorians resulting reciprocal invasions landtenure with consequent natural resources change use proposes settling such through paralegals whose mediation would take into account cultural framework humanland relations that generally determinant factors conflicts Report available English Spanish French nbsp
Risk Assessment Form for Domestic Violence Cases
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-Tools for Paralegals Family / Domestic Disputes, Gender-based violence World sample risk assessment form for paralegals address domestic violence cases
Step-by-Step Guide for Community-Based Paralegals in Handling Domestic Violence Cases
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-Tools for Paralegals Criminal Justice / Conflict, Family / Domestic Disputes, Gender-based violence English World draft guide for paralegals containing instructions how effectively handle domestic violence cases
Legal Empowerment Strategies at Work: Lessons in Inclusion from Country Experiences
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Laws & Policies Other UNDP English World This study details the lessons emerging from ten case studies across seven countries Africa Asia and Central The analysis informal work conditions poor situa tions marginalized communities national boundaries highlights need for balanced strategies empowerment These require interventions all levels government society culture attempts define some depth implications this finding policy programming sustainable inclusive development
Environmental Justice: Comparative Experiences in Legal Empowerment
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Laws & Policies Customary Justice Systems, Indigenous Issues, Land & Natural Resource Management, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Other UNDP English World This report outlines challenges and innovations arising around the world communities governments pursue agenda justice based inclusive sustainable use natural resources environment The paper highlights trends strategies emerging across regions AsiaPacific Arab States Africa Latin America Caribbean including integration environmental principles constitutions well national laws regulations ensuring access remedies through courts matters such specialized tribunals also how social mobilization demands for accountability utilize key legal empowerment paralegal support raise awareness monitor policies programmes promote engagement policy reform public interest litigation Finally explores informal plural systems are often more likely recognize close relationship between traditional land indigenous tribal importance increasing trend recognition these important forums comparative experiences analysis joint endeavor UNDPs governance energy expertise capacities
Engendering Access to Justice: Grassroots Women’s Approaches
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Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Laws & Policies Gender-based violence, Land & Natural Resource Management, Other, Women's Empowerment UNDP English World This report presents grassroots womens approaches access justice with focus land and property rights Africa community empowermentbased research undertaken the Huairou Commission its partner groups across seven African countries Cameroon Ghana Kenya Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe showcases challenges effective strategies improve These are making impact gaining increased recognition for their contributions communities through such mapping exercises localtolocal dialogues working diverse stakeholders developing watchdogs training paralegals UNDP provided grant funds from government Germany undertake this actionbased
Nonprofit Organizations and Their Local Affiliates: A study in organizational forms
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research Other Sharon M. Oster English World This paper published the Journal Economic Behavior and Organization which explores factors thatencourage franchising nonprofit sector Data isanalyzed from survey author suggest that choice nonprofits establish franchises over branch offices other countries effective Mechanisms used enhance intraorganization coordination are also explored depth this study
Making the case for conflict sensitivity in security and justice reform programming
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Criminal Justice / Conflict, Mediation/Dispute Resolution, Other Rachel Goldwyn, DfID, CARE English World This document one series Practice Products developed under the Conflict Crime and Violence Results Initiative CCVRI these products are intended develop better measures programme results difficult conflict fragile environments The purpose this paper highlight need for sensitivity security justice sector reform SJSR programming seeks define its relevance determine how may become inadvertently caught dynamics ascertain tools available enable determines that all since interventions introduce resources into context coming have potential dynamic intervention can neutral Unless there specific analysis any type contribute tensions real risk escalate applies well other affected state Support replicating amplifying existing reinforcing patterns domination exclusion often causes introducing which then focus struggle control challenging power vested interests triggering violent backlash Additionally sectors exists skills facilities processes hardware misused promote violence
Integrated Rural Accessibility Planning (IRAP)
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Accountability of Essential Services, Community Paralegal Models, Land & Natural Resource Management International Labor Organization English Asia, World The ILO implemented Integrated Rural Accessibility Planning IRAP projects eight countries the Philippines Laos Cambodia Indonesia Nepal India Thailand and Vietnam order improve rural transport system distribution services costeffective manner introduced set planning tools which are based access needs people seek maximize use local resources March representatives from these met discuss implementation each country then published page document outlining successes failures mission through case studies
Evaluating the Integration of Legal Support and Health Care in Kenya
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Accountability of Essential Services, Health Harvard School of Public Health English Middle East & Africa This tool evaluation the Bringing Justice Health program noting how has transformed solutions for somedire health care problemsin Kenya piece discusses Kenyan NGOs have empoweredcitizens offering them legal advice mediation services and community education particular these empowerment projects highlightthe powerful role played paralegals who facilitate access government agencies assist with litigation civil disputes promote alternative forms conflict resolution mobilize broader attend human rights issues around Program designers evaluatorscan use this model their own applicationof grassroots withgroupsmarginalized from sufficient
A Quasi-Experimental Impact Evaluation of a Criminal Justice Paralegal Program in Sierra Leone
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models, Criminal Justice / Conflict University of Oxford English Middle East & Africa Timap for Justice and the Open Society Initiative launched pilot criminal justice paralegal program rural districts Sierra Leone The intended provide access those detained police stations prisons employs paralegals lawyerThe based hypothesis that early intervention system prevents abuses later stage ensures suspects are not unlawfully Since mid Centre Study African Economies Oxford University CSAE has been conducting quasiexperimental evaluation impact funded through research grants from Soros Foundation International Growth CentreOver month period have intervened over cases detainees prison inmates This brief tool explains scope approach asfindings analysis forthcoming
The Legal Empowerment Agenda: Poverty, Labour and the Informal Economy in Africa
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Accountability of Essential Services, Labor / Employment Dan Banik English Middle East & Africa This book critically discusses the work governments civil society organizations and poor themselves address daily challenges working informal economy With explicit focus labour rights this presents nuanced understanding regulatory operational dilemmas related implementing selected countries subSaharan Africa does through analyzing structures relations power between formal economies collection case studies caution against ideological one size fits all approach formalization
Justice Initiatives: Legal Empowerment, Justice, and Development
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Accountability of Essential Services, Anti-corruption, Community Paralegal Models, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition, Poverty Reduction, Women's Empowerment Open Society Justice Initiative English World This edition Justice Initiatives provides insights into legal empowerment which the process increasing capacity ordinary people exercise their human and civil rights individuals members community published support Global Legal Empowerment Initiative platform for interested donors practitioners build field contains compilation eight case studies featuring research from variety experts well foreword George Soros preface Justine Greening introduction approaches Stephen Golub The cover topics including accountability essential services through paralegals aid centres anticorruption approach land titling initiatives more
Closing the Enforcement Gap: Findings of a Community-Led Ground Truthing of Environmental Violations in Mundra, Kutch (2013)
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research Anti-corruption, Cases Involving Multinational Corporations, Land & Natural Resource Management Namati, Mundra Manch and Machlmar Sangathan English Asia The ecologically unique but fragile Mundra region the western Indian state Gujarat has seen ferocious industrial expansion over last decade and half range multipurpose ports coalhandling facilities thermal power plants have been granted approval under various environment regulations built This report from Namati produced partnership with Hitrakshak Manch Forum for Protection Rights MASS Ujjas Mahila Sangathan shows that enforcement these woefully inadequate
Capacity Development for Local Service Delivery and Public-Private Partnerships
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Laws & Policies Accountability of Essential Services, Other United Nations English World effort increase the access poor basic services UNDP promoting privatepublic partnerships between government local business civil society actors and communities While number experiences with private sector participation large infrastructure projects has shown its benefits well limits multistakeholder service delivery level are rather limited Also full potential multistakeholders instrument which directly contributes poverty reduction not been fully explored seeking ensure that such types tapped complement other traditional public models
Local Understandings and Experiences of Transitional Justice: A Review of Evidence
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research Criminal Justice / Conflict, Customary Justice Systems, Mediation/Dispute Resolution Anna Macdonald English World Since the late transitional justice principles and practices have gradually become normalized international relations diplomacy development policy yet know very little about how interventions are experienced locally substate community individual level This review sets out examine interrogate extant literature local effects debates processes The discursive rather than conclusive does not seek impose summary judgment whether works
Making Legal Aid a Reality: A Resource Book for Policy Makers and Civil Society
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Laws & Policies Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition Public Interest Law Institute English World This book offers practical suggestions for improving publicly funded legal services Some are borrowed from some the most advanced and innovative aid systems world including England Israel Netherlands South Africa United States Others represent solutions that have been tested Central Eastern Europe compilation avoids simplistic onesizefitsall guidelines Instead great variety welltested ideas which proven contribute process making more accessible effective real policy makers civil society leaders
Protecting Community Lands and Resources: Evidence from Liberia, Mozambique and Uganda
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Customary Justice Systems, Land & Natural Resource Management, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law Rachel Knight, Judy Adoko, Teresa Auma, Ali Kaba, Alda Salomao, Silas Siakor, Issufo Tankar English Middle East & Africa recent years governments across Africa Asia and Latin America have been granting vast land concessions investors for agroindustrial enterprises resource extraction Often these dispossess rural communities limit their access natural resources vital livelihoods survival gather evidence how take practical steps protect community lands the Community Land Titling Initiative sponsored Uganda Liberia Mozambique follow nations registration laws taking note challenges successes that transpired course efforts The first study its kind interventions goal was better understand both type level support require successfully complete documentation processes well best facilitate intracommunity protections rights vulnerable groups This publication describes detailing experiences obstacles faced observed impacts concludes protection should combine three technical task mapping titling peacebuilding conflict resolution governance strengthening local administration promoting equity report aims inform policy dialogue assist improve implementation existing provide useful insights countries seeking develop legislation
Protecting Community Lands and Resources: Evidence from Liberia
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Laws & Policies Accountability of Essential Services, Customary Justice Systems, Land & Natural Resource Management, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition, Mediation/Dispute Resolution, Women's Empowerment Rachael Knight, Silas Kpanan’Ayoung Siakor, Ali Kaba English Middle East & Africa recent years governments across Africa Asia and Latin America have been granting vast land concessions foreign investors for agroindustrial enterprises resource extraction Often make with view furthering development strengthening the national economy Yet many cases these dispossess rural communities deprive them access natural resources vital their livelihoods economic survival Even when welcome private investment projects are often undertaken ways that lead environmental degradation human rights violations loss inequity Liberia currently has one highest concession rates Between Liberian government either granted negotiated forestry totaling million hectares over total area support Land Commissions efforts strengthen tenure security customary Sustainable Development Institute SDI International Law Organization IDLO undertook two year study entitled Community Titling Initiative Rivercess County The first its kind worldwide interventions goal was better understand both type level require successfully complete community documentation processes well how best facilitate intracommunity protections vulnerable groups This report details experiences undertaking activities summarizes initial impacts under following subject headings conflict resolution prevention encompassing boundary harmonization demarcation governance bylawsconstitution drafting conservation sustainable management plan briefly reviews obstacles hurdles confronted during process then describes conclusions relative optimal legal intervention necessary successful completion also findings concerning women other concludes setting forth recommendations intended inform policy dialogue provide useful information Commission all interested stakeholders seeking develop laws policies
Protecting Community Lands and Resources: Evidence from Uganda
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Accountability of Essential Services, Customary Justice Systems, Family / Domestic Disputes, Land & Natural Resource Management, Mediation/Dispute Resolution Rachael Knight, Judy Adoko, Theresa Auma Eilu English Middle East & Africa northern Uganda common grazing lands are central village life communities depend their for livestock and collect basic household necessities such fuel water food building materials homes traditional medicines Yet growing population density increasing land scarcity weak rule law the Land Acts legalization market have created situation intense competition with higher rates grabbing boundary encroachments onto neighbours intra interfamily disputes rampant appropriation understand how best address these trends Equity Movement LEMU International Development Law Organization IDLO set out investigate support successfully follow legal procedures formally document protect customary claims This effort Community Protection Initiative was carried Oyam District from The first study its kind worldwide interventions goal better type level that require complete community documentation processes well facilitate intracommunity protections rights women other vulnerable groups report details experiences undertaking activities summarizes initial impacts efforts under following subject headings conflict resolution prevention describing harmonization demarcation process governance Communal Association constitution drafting conservation sustainable natural resource management plan then briefly reviews obstacles confronted describes conclusions relative optimal intervention necessary successful completion next findings concerning during concludes setting forth recommendations intended inform policy dialogue widespread implementation Ugandas Act
Sustainable Solutions to the Displaced Person Situation on the Thai-Myanmar Border
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Accountability of Essential Services, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Migrants / Refugees / Citizenship Dares Chusri, Tarina Rubin, Ma. Esmeralda Silva, Jason D. Theede, Sunanta Wongchalee, Patcharin Chansawang English Asia This one six studies examining durable solutions for the displaced persons along ThaiMyanmar border particular this study analyzes role donors international organizations and nongovernment NGOs examines rationale behind intervention funding policies organizational mandates implementation strategies dynamics cooperation among stakeholders including Royal Thai Government RTG well operating environment impacts effective Findings are intended facilitate design improved advocacy strategy change policy towards sustainable longterm protracted displacement
Sexual Harassment and the Amended Code of Good Practice on the Handling of Sexual Harassment in South Africa
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Academic Research, Advocacy Tool Gender-based violence, Women's Empowerment Nikki Naylor, Women's Legal Centre, South Africa English Middle East & Africa This manual looks the issue defining sexual harassment specifically workplace intended accessible many different groups primarily organizations and government departments has been written deal with recent amendments case law developments relation since South Africa important model for those engaged protecting womens rights worldwide
Media Guidelines for Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Contexts
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Advocacy Tool Gender-based violence, Other, Women's Empowerment Global Protection Cluster English World This media guide for reporters civilian journalists seeks offer support reporting GBV humanitarian emergency contexts intended ensure that survivors are not put danger caused any further suffering wellintentioned attempts share their stories following these guidelines and agents should able prioritize the ethical safety considerations preserve confidentiality dignity families communities those who trying help them
Promoting Women’s Human Rights: A Resource Guide for Litigating International Law in Domestic Courts
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Advocacy Tool, Laws & Policies Gender-based violence, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Other, Women's Empowerment Stephanie Willman Bordat, Global Rights Maghreb English World This guide was compiled resource for lawyers and other legal advocates utilizing international womens rights law fight violations domestic courts The provides practical strategies incorporate standards into litigation policy encouraging more undertake such advocacy With the understanding that relatively new specialization within human this examples who have successfully used encourages discussion how best use improve gender equality
United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
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Laws & Policies Women's Empowerment United Nations General Assembly English World Adopted the United Nations Convention Elimination All Forms Discrimination against Women CEDAW most comprehensive international agreement basic rights women The often referred Bill Rights for provides standard treatment Among nations that have ratified womens advocates are using treaty tool effect significant change their lives
Our Money, Our Responsibility: A Citizens’ Guide to Monitoring Government Expenditures
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-Tools for Communities, Advocacy Tool Anti-corruption Vivek Ramkumar English World This guide offers overview government budget implementation processes and provides practical tested tools that can used civil society organizations interested monitoring expendituresThis tool closeup look the four stages execution procurement measuring impact audit legislative oversight process which groups track monitor expenditures tracking budgets throughout their hold public officials accountable assessing whether resources are being spent they supposed Further engaging with continuously develop important new allies including program managers agencies auditors even ombudspersons each whom influences decisions made regarding financial
Prosecution of Sexual Violence: Best Practices Manual for the Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Violence Crimes in Post-Conflict Regions: Lessons Learned from the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Crime Tribunal for Rwanda
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Advocacy Tool Criminal Justice / Conflict, Gender-based violence International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda English Middle East & Africa, World This best practices manual produced the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda draws experience from years prosecuting rape and sexual violence crimes that occurred during Rwandan genocide The valuable lessons learned successes failures are compiled here hopes teaching future prosecutors members criminal justice system how successfully investigate prosecute raise awareness about other forms both international national levels includes sections investigation pretrial trial posttrial appeal phases prosecution
Access to Justice Assessment Tool for Guinea
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Academic Research, Advocacy Tool, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Criminal Justice / Conflict, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law American Bar Association English Middle East & Africa The findings this report are intended present informative analysis access justice Guinea uses threewomens rightsfocused case studies domestic violence unfair inheritance and harassment inthe workplace illustrate obstacles Access Justice Assessment Tool has dualpurpose produce credible objective evidence about communitys problems tobuild local capacity conduct quality research that community can use strengthen itself
Legal Empowerment Evidence Review
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Advocacy Tool, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Accountability of Essential Services, Anti-corruption, Children's Rights & Education, Community Paralegal Models, Criminal Justice / Conflict, Customary Justice Systems, Family / Domestic Disputes, Gender-based violence, Health, Indigenous Issues, Labor / Employment, Land & Natural Resource Management, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Mediation/Dispute Resolution, Migrants / Refugees / Citizenship, Poverty Reduction, Right to Information, Women's Empowerment Namati English World For the first time review here all available evidence civil societyled legal empowerment efforts defined those that seek increase capacity people exercise their rights and participate processes governing our knowledge this its kind There substantial impact interventions This analyses studies address results wide range work The cover every major continent with Asia most represented region draw data from evaluation methods including randomised control trials surveys interviews qualitative case breadth richness body suggest should revisit previous perceptions there little what can achieve collected not only provide basis for understanding accomplishments prior but inform design future programs research initiatives
Seven Step Approach to Mainstreaming Gender into GBV Settings
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Advocacy Tool Gender-based violence, Women's Empowerment Sylvia Chirawu, WLSA Zimbabwe English Middle East & Africa This powerpoint presentation Zimbabwebased Women and Law Southern Africa WLSA presents seven step approach mainstreaming gender concern particularly into settings where genderbased violence GBV more likely perpetrated The suitable for use practitioners seeking influence change dynamics areas with high rates
Nepal: Preliminary Mapping of Gender Based Violence
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Academic Research Gender-based violence, Women's Empowerment The Asia Foundation English Asia Following the Nepalese Prime Ministers declaration that would year combat gender based violence Nepal largescale mapping project was launched The Asia Foundation conjunction with Department for International Development and Gender Advisor undertook task existing efforts government nongovernment actors This report details findings preliminary study conducted during February March provides model other countries interested similar
Guía para intervenir en casos de Violencia Interfamiliar
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models, Family / Domestic Disputes, Gender-based violence, Women's Empowerment United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Grupo de Mujeres Promotoras Legales Comunitarias de Villanueva, Centre for Development and Population Activities, MetaMetrics, Partners of the Americas Spanish Latin America, Latin America Esta gua sobrela violencia domstica fue confeccionado por promotores legales Villa Nueva Guatemala Incluyesecciones sobre las definiciones laviolencia mujeres problema pasos que deberan seguir para confrontarlaviolencia unadiscusin sobreestrategias recursos unabibliografa This manual domestic violence was put together community paralegals includes sections definitions generally women and the problem steps should take address discussion legal strategies resources for bibliography nbsp
Building Strategies for Community Land and Natural Resource Protection
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Accessing Justice: Legal Aid in Central Asia and the South Caucasus
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Academic Research, Laws & Policies Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition Martin Gramatikov, Monjurul Kabir English Europe This comparative report outlines the status access justice six countries ArmeniaGeorgia Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan and Uzbekistan introduces legal frameworks for lawyers advice national international levels specifically highlighting criminal matters civil administrative vulnerable groups The authors have also included analysis trends challenges region Under each identified challenge area offers directions action improve people part UNDP Regional Centre Europe CISs initiative Legal Aid Justice
Approach in Action: A Training Video for Mobilising Communities to Prevent Domestic Violence
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Multimedia Family / Domestic Disputes, Gender-based violence, Women's Empowerment Raising Voices English Middle East & Africa This training video Raising Voices intended for organizations and activists working put end domestic violence uses communitybased change approach which seeks harmful behaviors addressing the underlying power imbalances between men women within given community share balance using this can institutionalize combatting communities make sustainable steps towards preventing future
Gender-Based Violence: A Primer – Facilitator Training Guide
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Advocacy Tool Gender-based violence, Health, Women's Empowerment Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) English World This training guide produced the Interagency Gender Working Group offers guidance facilitate day workshop genderbased violence GBV The intended for professionals reproductive health HIVAIDS related fields Specifically contains lessons participants togain greater understanding myths and realities surrounding its impact common elements effective interventions
Marginalised Minorities in Development Programming: A Resource Guide and Toolkit
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Accountability of Essential Services, Indigenous Issues, Migrants / Refugees / Citizenship, Poverty Reduction Corinne Lennox, United Nations Development Programme English World This tool aims clarify the key issues and rights minorities identify means for promotion protection minority providethe standards engage increase their opportunities participation representation development processes Issued this Guide Toolkit primarily intended United Nations Development Programme UNDP country office practitioners those with policy advisory responsibilities but may also serve reference document other agencies multilateral organizations government counterparts institutions civil society
Forced Evictions Advocacy Toolkit
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Guide to Interviewing Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
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-Tools for Paralegals, Advocacy Tool, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools, Multimedia Family / Domestic Disputes, Gender-based violence, Health, Women's Empowerment WITNESS, WITNESS World This guide compiles tips from experts survivors and filmmakers best practices for filming interviews with sexual genderbased violence The are organized into stages preparation the interview during after special attention given ensuring safety security interviewees intended human rights activists citizen journalists professional anyone else who might conducting Read more about here httpbitlyaqRjat Watch accompanying part video series httpbitlybVfWK
Dispute Resolution Practices of Legal Aid Organizations in Developing Countries
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Academic Research Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Mediation/Dispute Resolution Jobien Monster, Robert B. Porter, Maurits Barendrecht English Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia Published this paper gives overview the working methods legal aid services organizations Azerbaijan Bangladesh Egypt Mali andRwanda The focus practices that are used assist parties solve disputes
Resources, Rights, and Cooperation: A Sourcebook on Property Rights and Collective Action for Sustainable Development CGIAR Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi) English This first CAPRi sourcebook fitting commemoration the anniversary The based directly experiences and lessons research from around world Its content sound underlying but presentation simple straightforward accessible objective book build capacity development organizations recognize importance relevance concepts apply methods their work with communities policymakers other stakeholders our hope that will serve not only relevant practical guide for practitioners trainers also used universities institutions higher learning
Introduction to Litigation [presentation]
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Namati English World This presentation provides introduction litigation describes the process from pretrial posttrial offers guidance criminal and relevant case studies could particularly useful context training paralegals other legal assistants intended for use but not modification without Namati permission
Public interest litigation as an empowerment tool: The case of the Chiadzwa Community Development Trust and diamond mining in Zimbabwe
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Laws & Policies Cases Involving Multinational Corporations, Land & Natural Resource Management, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law Mutuso Dhliwayo English Middle East & Africa, Middle East & Africa address problems exploitation faced mining communities Zimbabwe the Environmental Law Association ZELA has used public interest litigation part wider strategy empower affected Although case highlighted this publication was ultimately dismissed resulted number positive outcomes including more asserting their rights and being given voice participate policy decisionmaking processes learned that context like where both political legal frameworks pose formidable challenges should set empowerment strategies literacy advocacy community mobilization
Pro-Poor Governance and the Policy Process: A Framework
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Poverty Reduction United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Aaron Schneider, Andy Sumner, Andres Mejia Acosta, Deepayan and Natalia Fingermann English World This framework serves tool for assessing the extent which policy making processes are propoor The applied experiences participatory budgeting Latin AmericaThe paper hopes enable United Nations Development Programme country offices and nationalcounterparts include integralcomponent broader governance poverty assessmentsIt also includes list references toolkits handbooks internet resources issues concerned with nbsp
Improving the Performance of the Criminal Justice System in Rwanda in Managing Gender Based Violence Cases
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Academic Research Criminal Justice / Conflict, Gender-based violence, Women's Empowerment The Legal Aid Forum - Rwanda English Middle East & Africa This report from the Legal Aid ForumRwanda analyzes challenges and problems faced judicial sector personnel including prosecutors judges police officers criminal prosecution gender based violence crimes Rwanda Drawing data collected interviews focus groups well statistical analysis this assesses primary obstacles effective offers recommendations for improvement The recommends comprehensive set guidelines published improve knowledge confidence management these cases institutional level nearly all respondents cited need strengthen collaboration exchange information among GBVrelated institutions agencies
Improving the Performance of the Criminal Justice System Through Improved Pretrial Justice: The Impact of Pretrial Detention on Access to Justice in Rwanda
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Academic Research, Advocacy Tool Criminal Justice / Conflict, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition, Other The Legal Aid Forum - Rwanda English Middle East & Africa This report from the Legal Aid Forum Rwanda conducts assessment legal provisions governing pretrial detention highlighting most serious problems and failures system provides set recommendations designed improve access justice reduce cost expanding prison population eradicate excessive time The government recognizes need coordination oversight within for purpose reducing backlog increasing efficiency With implementation these stemming critical analysis current facto situation vast improvements performance criminal especially with regards can achieved
Legal Needs of Vulnerable People: A Study in Azerbaijan, Mali, Rwanda, Egypt and Bangladesh
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Academic Research Accountability of Essential Services, Criminal Justice / Conflict, Family / Domestic Disputes, Land & Natural Resource Management, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law Martin Gramatikov, Jin Ho Verdonschot, Tilburg University English Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia, Middle East & Africa This paper analyzes the legal needs groups vulnerable people five developing countries Azerbaijan Mali Rwanda Egypt and Bangladesh The papers first objective explore problems which are encountered these societies Second study looks impact lives disadvantaged Third this aims find out how respond existing combination quantitative qualitative methods were employed experiences beneficiaries nonprofit aid providers major finding that experience clusters most often triggered dysfunctional relationships Rarely single instances Their entangled into complex chains When important break down see looming wave interrelated Understanding interconnectedness between their causal effects key for design intervention programs access justice policies Legal also occur throughout foreseeable life stages different more likely negative particular Another urgent overwhelming present distinguishable cover People specifically who have limited coping capacities focus imminent expense less threatening issues Learning deal with might implications research
Sustainable Legal Aid and Access to Justice: A Supply Chain Approach
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Academic Research Legal Aid & Public Interest Law Maurits Barendrecht, Peter van den Biggelaar English World This paper describes interactive consultation process that was organized develop proposals for increasing access justice while limiting costs governments well users the legal system During some strategies were identified are unlikely effective and The more promising tend focus improving entire supply chain fair solutions needs from advice settlement negotiations court interventions These can indeed lead savings aid budget improve same time However ensuing policies not easy implement because they require form coordination new sector
Violations of Indigenous Peoples’ Territorial Rights: The Example of Costa Rica
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Indigenous Issues, Land & Natural Resource Management Fergus MacKay, Alancay Morales Garro, Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) English, Spanish Latin America This study from the Forest Peoples Programmeexplores issues widespread illegal occupation indigenous lands anational scale Using Costa Rica case article presents comprehensive analysis multidimensional nature lawregarding peoples territories and resources along with its relationshipto their cultural integrity survival The authors examine light Ricas obligations under nationallegislation well countrys international law Special attentionis given InterAmerican Commission Courtof Human Rights identifies specific actions for working towards solution occupationof allowing full effectiveenjoyment Such are dependent willingness CostaRican state
Report of the Survey on Paralegals in Rwanda
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Broadening Access to Justice in Rwanda: analysing the opportunity for Public Interest Litigation
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research Legal Aid & Public Interest Law Jennifer R. Escott, The Legal Aid Forum - Rwanda English Middle East & Africa This paper analyzes the current state and role public interest litigation PIL Rwanda Jennifer Escott opportunity for suggests astrategy Legal Aid Forum LAF take thisphenomenon forward order benefit indigent population vulnerable groups nbsp
Building the Foundation for Access to Justice in Rwanda: A Report of the Legal Aid Baseline and Needs Analysis Survey
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Advocacy Tool, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition, Mediation/Dispute Resolution The Steering Committee of the Legal Aid Forum - Rwanda, The Ministry of Justice- Rwanda English Middle East & Africa This study commissioned the Legal Aid Forum Rwanda with Ministry Justice intended provide information current practices and problems legal aid service provision The uses both qualitative quantitative data obtained from respondents focus group sessions Overall results illustrate lack understanding specifically regards ability pay for services how this has negative effect sector whole
Creating Culture: Promising Practices of Successful Movement Networks The Management Assistance Group this article the Management Assistance Group shares insights from their NetworkLeadership Innovation Lab Initially through research movement networks work with clients and launching MAG had hoped gain some insight into structures practices that help resolve common problems seeks offer best for people organizations found success network not all about problem solving Its leaders structure
Solving Justice Problems: a flowchart Open Society Justice Initiative This flowchart depicts process paralegals often use for solving justice problems excerpt from the Open Society Justice Initiatives Paralegal Manual
Testing for Discrimination: Identifying and Prosecuting Human Rights Abuses
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Priorities for the Justice System: Responding to the Most Urgent Legal Problems of Individuals
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Measuring the Costs and Quality of Paths to Justice: Contours of a Methodology
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Academic Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Criminal Justice / Conflict Martin Gramatikov , Maurits Barendrecht , Jin Ho Verdonschot English World Legal problems and justice needs are similar different jurisdictions locations Processes for resolving them well rules determining outcomes vary widely however Measuring the price costs quality such paths from perspective user likely enhance users choice enable comparison learning increase transparency create incentives improving access This paper discusses contours methodology this purpose some concrete tools measuring procedural outcome Conceptualization path criteria items included measurement framework data collection methods presented Experiences two pilot studies give insight challenges that lie ahead potential uses developing nbsp
Measuring Access to Justice: The Quality of Outcomes
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research Criminal Justice / Conflict, Mediation/Dispute Resolution Jin Ho Verdonschot, Maurits Barendrecht, Laura Klaming, Peter Kamminga English World This paper presents shortlist criteria and questionnaire items that can used evaluate the quality outcomes legal procedures other paths justiceThis tool intended for courts alternative dispute resolution providers nongovernmental organizations others interested performance proceduresThe ends with discussion some methodological challenges problems associated neutral evaluations ambiguity relative weight each criterion different settings
A Framework for Measuring the Costs of Paths to Justice
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Advocacy Tool Criminal Justice / Conflict, Mediation/Dispute Resolution Martin Gramatikov English World The goal this paper elaborate framework categories the private costs justice which should facilitate measurement and comparison paths Using criterion substance recognizes three outofpocket opportunity intangible For each cost category author discusses relevant validation challenges conclusion study that despite focus policy actions research placed from other two are significant challenge for accessibility use recommended more balanced approach measuring comparing understanding existing barriers faced during
Best Practices for an Affordable and Sustainable Dispute System: A Toolbox for Microjustice
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research Community Paralegal Models, Criminal Justice / Conflict, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Mediation/Dispute Resolution Maurits Barendrecht English World The paper collects best practices that can derived from the disciplines study disputes sketches how they may combined low cost dispute system ran Microjustice Facilitator conclusion these five essential services are not inherently costly produce for people with limited resources although there still many gaps our knowledge about providing them efficiently which calls coordinated innovation processes also likely transaction costs associated delivering justice part problem and market should studied more thoroughly nbsp
Assessment of the Validity and Reliability of a Methodology for Measuring the Costs and Quality of Access to Justice
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Academic Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Criminal Justice / Conflict, Mediation/Dispute Resolution Maurits Barendrecht, Malini Laxminarayan, Martin Gramatikov English World People use different mechanisms solve their problems Frequently the existing could solved with legal means such case people take paths justice intention reach fair and just resolution this paper authors discuss methodology for measuring costs quality The begin premise that three indicators when reflecting experiences procedure outcome order assess validity reliability collected perceptional information from users two first path municipallevel administrative review Netherlands second judicial Supreme Administrative Court Bulgaria nbsp
Yes, I Can: Subjective Legal Empowerment
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Advocacy Tool, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Community Paralegal Models, Criminal Justice / Conflict, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law Martin Gramatikov, Robert B. Porter English World This paper explores critically the notion legal empowerment and adds current efforts conceptualize measure The authors posit that should sought not process providing solutions but subjective selfbelief person posses can mobilize necessary resources competencies energies solve particular problem nature model rejects existence overall quantity Peoples beliefs their ability problems differ type distribution power important relationships social support infrastructure language many other factors propose measurement framework which taskspecific estimated through probabilistic assessment perceived capabilities sort out from everyday life normally could resolved with means Validity tool assessed application convenience samples beneficiaries NGOs aid vulnerable people Azerbaijan Mali Rwanda Egypt Bangladesh results suggest observable measurable psychological state major policy implications proposed used benchmark for assessing impact diverse interventions individuals groups
Innovating Justice: Developing new ways to bring fairness between people
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Research and Policy Note: Customary Justice Sector Reform
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Academic Research, Laws & Policies Criminal Justice / Conflict, Customary Justice Systems Janine Ubink, International Development Law Organization (IDLO) English World Customary justice systems are distinguishing feature the landscape contemporary Third World many developing countries customary remain most important system for dispute settlement well regulating aspects life including access land water and other natural resources family matters such marriage divorce inheritance enable policymakers academics donor institutions better understand nature critically assess their functioning opportunities modalities programs enhance this Research ampPolicy Note discusses following issues What why they what positive negative characteristics complex need beunderstood legal reforms targeting beeffective approaches can used improve effectiveness ofcustomary role does power play these And come particular kindof empowerment improving nbsp
Bush Justice in Bougainville: Mediating Change by Challenging the Custodianship of Custom
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Customary Justice Systems Naomi Johnstone, International Development Law Organization English Asia This paper part Working Paper Series Enhancing Legal EmpowermentWorking with Customary Justice Systems PostConflict and Fragile States The paperoriginates from researchconducted Papua NewGuineato assess whether what extent dispute resolution training wassuccessful enhancing the legal empowerment marginalized groups such womenThe research focused six access justice indicators participation satisfaction protection rights mitigation power asymmetries operation neutrality bias decisionmaking balance individual community influence women intervention New Guineahighlights some key challenges andopportunities associated this type approach advancing through customary systems nbsp
Gender Equality and Justice Programming: Equitable Access to Justice for Women
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Appearances and Beyond
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Recipe for Dialogue: Corporate training for building relationships with Indigenous communities
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Expanding Access to Justice: The Institute Pro Bono in São Paolo
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law Marcos Fuchs, New Tactics in Human Rights English Latin America, World Until few years ago there were legal firms Brazil that offered free services people need The ProBono Institute has created new tradition Paulo convincing major law donate their and connecting them with NGOs recruited about lawyers offering variety all kinds including support for important human rights cases achieved rapid change attitude the community pro bono work become steadily more popular Pro professional give victims abuse access frequent better
A Training Manual For Paralegal Trainers
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Engaging with Young Lawyers and Paralegals
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Familiar Tools, Emerging Issues: Adapting traditional human rights monitoring to emerging issues
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Understanding Capacity-Building Needs: Current Models For Excluded Communities
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Accountability of Essential Services, Community Paralegal Models, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Mediation/Dispute Resolution, Poverty Reduction Nupur, Jahnvi Andharia, Gagan Sethi English Asia, World This tool intended promote debate and discussion key issues social policy concerning the livelihoods women children India The paper highlights specific capacitybuilding needs vulnerable excluded groups particular discusses effective models for addressing these
African Voices of Legal Empowerment
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Grassroots Justice (Video)
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Multimedia Open Society Foundations, Namati English The law supposed safeguard the rights all But United Nations estimates that billion people live outside protection mostly because they are poor These communities and individuals often lack information expertise need combat injustice response Open Society Foundations Namati supporting network grassroots justice groups Groups helping use defend their
Human Rights Law [presentation]
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Introduction to Legal Analysis [presentation]
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Introduction to Tort [presentation]
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Laws & Policies Namati English World This presentation provides overview tort including distinctions classifications and defenses identifies specific forms defense detail examples thereof may used but not modified without Namati permission
Introduction to Law [presentation]
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Criminal Justice / Conflict Namati English World This presentation provides introduction law terminology and concepts including common civil criminal private public also covers the differentiation morality versus role society governance could particularly useful context training paralegals other legal assistants intended for use but not modification without Namati permission
Introduction to Legal Research [presentation]
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Namati English World This presentation provides introduction legal research describes the process steps offers guidance what focus case and suggests resources for could particularly useful context training paralegals other assistants intended use but not modification without Namati permission
Decentralised Governance for Development: A Combined Practice Note
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Academic Research, Advocacy Tool Accountability of Essential Services, Anti-corruption, Poverty Reduction UNDP English World Decentralized governance for development DGD key area democratic which crucial attaining human developmentThis United Nations Development Programme UNDP practice note synthesizes UNDPs thinking decentralization local and urbanrural highlights lessons learned provides guidance operationalising initiatives this presents partners actors the field The also country offices how operationalize holistic approach design implementation monitoring
Scaling-Up Integrated Local Development Innovations
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Accountability of Essential Services, Land & Natural Resource Management, Poverty Reduction UNDP English Latin America, Asia, Asia, World Scalingup integrated local development innovations key achieving sustainable and equitable especially when these are driven national governments actorsThese case studies produced the United Nations Development Programme UNDP demonstrate how middle income countries such China Costa Rica Mexico low least developed Mongolia Nepal were able drive processes
Briefing Paper: Implementation of Nubian Minors v. Kenya
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Advocacy Tool, Laws & Policies Accountability of Essential Services, Migrants / Refugees / Citizenship Open Society Justice Initiative, Open Society Initiative for East Africa, Namati, and the Nubian Rights Forum English Middle East & Africa The Open Society Justice Initiative the for East Africa Namati and Nubian Rights Forum submit this briefing paper assist African Committee Experts Welfare Child its efforts ensure implementation case Minors Kenya that March decision found violation Childrens Charter discriminatory rules practices applied children recognition Kenyan nationality Three years later Nubians continue suffer discrimination still must provide excessive documentation support birth certificate identity card applications undergo vetting order obtain cards This draws data generated from communitybased paralegal assistance program which identifies precisely how government continues fall short recognizing nondiscriminatory basis
Monitoring and Reporting Human Rights Violations in Africa: A Handbook for Community Activists
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-Tools for Paralegals, Advocacy Tool, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Criminal Justice / Conflict, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law Amnesty International (2002) English Middle East & Africa, World This handbook intended tohelp local monitors gather vital information human rights violations report legal aid providersLocal can becommunity workers paralegals peopleassociated with church mosque teachershealth members womensorganisations development workerscommunity leaders etc handbookhas been written for them and does not require background knowledge the law monitoring
Child Friendly Legal Aid in Africa
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Academic Research Children's Rights & Education, Customary Justice Systems, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law Thomas F.  Geraghty, Diane Geraghty English, French Middle East & Africa This paper explores the legal policy and practical issues involved creating maintaining childfriendly aid programs Africa After discussing key components systems turns examination core competencies individual services providers also concept context formal justice system makes preliminary observations about provision traditional The concludes with summary information national standards initiatives
Ensuring Access to Justice Through Community Courts in Eritrea
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Customary Justice Systems Senai W. Andemariam, International Development Law Organization (IDLO) English Middle East & Africa This paper reviews the contribution and impact community courts Eritrea creating access justice empowering poor participate judicial process efficiently integrating customary dispute settlement national legal system The paperillustrates how two objectives establishment are being progressively achieved nbsp
Fast Facts: Justice and Security
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Advocacy Tool Criminal Justice / Conflict, Customary Justice Systems, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law UNDP English World This twopager from the United Nations Development Programme UNDP outlines organizations approach and action related justice security specifically focuses access rule law
Poverty Reduction and Human Rights
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Academic Research, Advocacy Tool Poverty Reduction United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) English World This UNDP Practice Note discusses the integration Human Rights and Poverty Reduction development programs rights instruments such Universal Declaration provide coherent framework for practical action international national subnational levels reduce poverty Integrating human reduction strategies does not much change what done how why activities are undertaken applying rightsbased approach aims strengthen its policy programming capacity support program countries particular will Encourage all actors adopt tailoring customizing MDG targets local context Focus capacities dutybearers meet their obligations respect protect fulfill well rightsholders claim Enhance synergy between democratic governance Programs access justice institutions grassroots initiatives community education included among propoor Engage work Treaty Bodies particularly strive incorporate selected relevant recommendations that result from periodic reviews into Promote participatory assessment methodologies link obstacles strengths around which poor people can secure livelihood Build inhouse undertake multidisciplinary analyses maximize meaningful participation
A Users’ Guide to Measuring Local Governance
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Advocacy Tool, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Accountability of Essential Services, Anti-corruption, Poverty Reduction Alexandra Wilde , Shipra Narang , Marie Laberge , Luisa Moretto, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) English World This Guide intended respond increasing demand from United Nations Development Programme UNDP Country Officesand wide range national stakeholders for guidance the multiplicity tools and methods that are being used measure assessand monitor governance local level TheGuide uses term cover therange issues exist locallevel including decentralization policies andprocesses roles interrelationships different actors institutions democracyand government performanceThe combines discussion theoreticalconceptual relating governancewith review past ongoing assessment initiatives The proliferationof assessments indicators hasresulted some confusion about which touse how they should applied theirweaknesses strengths essentially made two partsthe first part outlines what meant localgovernance describes kinds issuesconcepts priorities thatexisting measurement tendto focus also provides guidanceon challenges opportunities assessinglocal based directfeedback users distillation good practices four illustrativecase study examplesThe second Source aninventory existing andmethodologies
Claiming the MDGs: An Empowerment Framework
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Advocacy Tool, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Accountability of Essential Services, Poverty Reduction, Women's Empowerment Marie Laberge English World The primary focus this framework the most vulnerable groups those who are not represented average figures used determine aggregate resource needs According UNDP existing MDG assessment and costing methodology does account for critical exclusionary mechanisms standing way peoples ability access opportunities response Empowerment Framework provides guide what look when undertaking sectorbased assessments inform MDGbased planning exercise nbsp
Land Justice in Uganda: Preserving Peace, Promoting Integration
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models, Customary Justice Systems, Land & Natural Resource Management, Women's Empowerment Maggi Carfield , International Development Law Organization (IDLO) English Middle East & Africa number studies have examined the impact conflicts northern and eastern Uganda people those regions specifically with regard how displacements affected income poverty levels tenure security The general consensus from other that land issues pose significant threat ensuring peaceful lasting resettlement efforts region Other than studying problem little has been done actively tackle justice gap Recently however one nongovernmental organization Land Alliance ULA implemented pilot project which was designed address some shortcomings both customary formal dispute mechanisms Based fieldwork three districtsAmuru Apac Katakwi this tool examines ULAs work analyzes wisdom effectiveness approach working informal sectors recommends framework for thinking about integration postconflict situations
Engaging with Customary Law to Create Scope for Realizing Women’s Formally Protected Land Rights in Rwanda
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Academic Research Customary Justice Systems, Land & Natural Resource Management, Women's Empowerment Marco Lankhorst , Muriel Veldman, International Development Law Organization (IDLO) English Middle East & Africa rural Rwanda women particularly widows and divorced abandoned face severe obstacles protecting upholding their interests land resulting diminishing tenure security Women have weak rights under customary law while reforms strengthened statutory such entitlements limited practical value areas where dominates This research was launched investigate the types interventions that might improve likelihood womens would upheld context dispute resolution hypothesized receive better outcomes landrelated disputes were resolved consistently village level through mediation wider group stakeholders including representatives interest The results demonstrate may possible widen scope for claims without modifying substantive aspects provided not sit too uncomfortably with overarching structure framework tooldiscusses this draws conclusions useful both rule programming similar country contexts
Reducing Injustice? A Grounded Approach to Strengthening Hybrid Justice Systems: Lessons From Indonesia
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Customary Justice Systems Samuel Clark , Matthew Stephens English Asia This paper suggests that the injustices state and nonstate systems can overcome creating hybrid institutions through partial incorporation approach attempts blend strengths mitigate weaknesses formal customary The author draws case study research from five provinces nationwide quantitative survey Indonesia outline grounded justice system reform nbsp
Customary Legal Empowerment: Towards a More Critical Approach
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Customary Justice Systems, Poverty Reduction Ross Clarke English Asia This working paper sponsored theInternational Development Law Organizationexamines the growing importance customary justice systems legal development and rule law programming The author warns against superficial engagement ignoring negative aspects including lack transparency minimal accountability vulnerability elite capture light two case studies empowerment projects TimorLeste Aceh Indonesia offers several practical recommendations achieve more effective approach through
Interaction Between Customary Legal Systems and the Formal Legal System of Peru
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Academic Research Customary Justice Systems, Indigenous Issues, Land & Natural Resource Management Ellen Desmet, International Development Law Organization English Latin America This International Development Law Organizationsponsored working paper analyses the interaction between customary legal systems and formal system Peru The article addresses three themes organizational judicial autonomy indigenous peoples land rights nature conservation nbsp
Understanding Community-Based REDD+: A Manual for Indigenous Communities
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Women’s Experiences of Local Justice: Community mediation in Sri Lanka
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Mediation/Dispute Resolution, Women's Empowerment The Justice Security and Research Program, The Asia Foundation Asia, Asia This research paper explores the experience women with Mediation Boards dispute resolution system Sri Lanka The argues that because are embedded local norms and practices attempts technical reforms such training quotas gender sensitization will likely only result modest changes recommends any made need encourage structural foster further womens equality
Manual for the implementation of HIV/AIDS related legal services at community based level in Burkina Faso
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals Community Paralegal Models, Health International Development Law Organization (IDLO) French Middle East & Africa The Manuel pour mise place des services juridiques lis VIHsida niveau communautaire Burkina Faso Manual for the implementation HIVAIDS related legal community based level practical resource improve quality and impact HIVrelated expand their availability Guidebook adaptation Toolkit Scaling country context aims inform strengthen capacity lawyers workers field officers
Towards Customary Legal Empowerment: An Introduction
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models, Customary Justice Systems Janine Ubink, Benjamin van Rooij, International Development Law Organization (IDLO) English Middle East & Africa, World This paper serves international and national legal practitioners countryspecialists development actors working the areas customary justiceandor empowermentThe concludes that apart from complex nature justice systems power imbalances resultant elite resistance external change undermines donorled improvements argues for concentrated research effort into combinations state communitybased activities their effects agents can help overcome Such should produce recommendations lead Customary Legal Empowerment processes enhance operation improving representation participation marginalized community members integrating safeguards aimed protecting rights security andor improve ability make use uphold obtain outcomes are fair equitable
Strengthening Access to Land in Plural Tenure Systems
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Academic Research, Advocacy Tool Land & Natural Resource Management, Women's Empowerment Tiernan Mennen, The Hakí Network English Middle East & Africa This study examines barriers land access plural tenuresystems drawing the experience South Sudan The demonstrates that displacedwomen returnees and other vulnerable populations are consistently subjectedto corrupt practices often unaware their rights both within beyond thecustomary systems Most taken fromthe vulnerablewhen governance grey area between customary andstatutory when countries transition from one system suggests seven categories recommendations toaddress these growing areas inequity Community Legal Education andInformation Dissemination Monitoring Allocation Disputes Advocacy with Government Customary Officials Assistance toNavigate Systems Strategic Litigation Support Strengthen andProfessionalize Justice Heightened Focus WomensRights
A Guide to India’s Coastal Regulation Zones (Gujarati)
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-Tools for Communities, Laws & Policies Cases Involving Multinational Corporations, Indigenous Issues, Land & Natural Resource Management, Right to Information Namati, Namati Asia that local people can use and understand the laws regulating development environment Indias coast Namati has created Coastal Regulation Zones booklet covers all information available complex official document but presented way ordinary The intention enrich peoples existing knowledge coastal regulations while empowering them with tools protect This achieved using maps show different zones sketches visualise possible scenarios grouping into sectors reframing content order put users understanding first draft shows this both English Gujarati
Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust: Activities, Strategy, and Vision
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law Shadeen Malik English Asia This tool provides operational understanding the organization Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services TRUST BLAST offering valuableperspectiveto those seeking establish run legal aid service program The document contains background context history services for poor well insights into BLASTs organizational structure funding issues initial founding challenges goals For establishing programs environments with little local support offers anecdotes methods garnering from lawyers bar associations funders see section Most notably succeeded emphasizingthe purelycharitable nature its activities composing Board Trustees most renowned respected judges ultimately achieving buyin officials nbsp
Handbook on Community Engagement: A ‘good practice’ guide to negotiating lease agreements with landowning communities in South Sudan
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals Land & Natural Resource Management David K. Deng, South Sudan Law Society (2012) English Middle East & Africa This handbook was prepared part yearlong project community engagement largescale land investments Over the course year from August July South Sudan Law Society SSLS held ten roundtable discussions with communities companies and government institutions involved Three Areas Abyei Southern Kordofan Blue Nile covers context guiding principles for responsible investment preinvestment planning consultation participatory impact assessments monitoring grievance mechanisms financial management sample protocol
Community Engagement Fundamentals: From the South Sudan Law Society’s Handbook on Community Engagement
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-Tools for Communities Cases Involving Multinational Corporations, Land & Natural Resource Management David K. Deng, South Sudan Law Society English Middle East & Africa, World This pamphlet onCommunity Engagement Fundamentalsis drawn from the South Sudan Law SocietysHandbook Community EngagementThe practical tips and stepbystep instructions can help companies successfully negotiate lease agreements with landowning communities Companies prepare for changes that come high impact projects more efficiently harness their benefits Responsible also provide government means promote responsible investment sustainable development tool explains clearly how early frequent community engagement landholding makes good business sense
Using Accountability to Improve Reproductive Health Care
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Accountability of Essential Services, Health Asha George English World This paper focuses how accountabilitymechanisms can improve communities access high quality health care Specifically Asha George explores accountability approaches mediate between service providers and andbetween different kinds personnel the primary levelInformationdialogue negotiation are important elements that enable mechanisms addressproblems supporting change engagement participants Efforts toimprove reproductive healthcan partner communitieswith lower level workers healthservice delivery lifesavingIn order succeed howeverefforts towards better broaden participation users must take into accountthe social contexts policy systems which they applied addresspower relations representation marginalized groups within andservice Furthermore efforts dialogue healthworkers lead alliancesthat negotiate with higher authorities forimprovements tool referencescase studies ofparticipatory processes for improving sexual
Essential Toolkit from Joint IDP Profiling Service
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Advocacy Tool Migrants / Refugees / Citizenship Joint IDP Profiling Service English World The Joint IDP Profiling Service JIPS aims promote collaborative responses and solutions for internally displaced persons IDPs across the world equipping governments humanitarian organizations development actors with accurate information about situationsJIPS offers support profiling situations globally from initial planning stages data collection finally report writing advocacy Through Essential Toolkit JET individuals can access all aspects process through compilation generic tools methodology guides These adapted different contexts simply used inspiring design exerciseA useful timeline makes easy find you need
When legal rights are not a reality: do individuals know their rights and how can we tell?
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Academic Research Legal Aid & Public Interest Law Catrina Denvir, Nigel J. Balmer, Pascoe Pleasence English Europe This journal article addresses the March legal aidchanges England and Wales that dramatically reduced availability advice representationPrevious studies focusing public knowledge rights thisand other jurisdictions have illustrated lack amongst generalpopulation more specically widespread tendency individuals assume thatthe law aligns with their own moral ethical social attitudes However many thesestudies also suffered from methodological shortcomings attempting addresssome these this study uses openended format ask individualswith one civil justice problems describe rightslegalposition tool nds whilst question approach exploring knowledgeof yields insight not acquired formats its utility constrained bydifculty reconciling articulation actual discusses theimplications ndings they relate development future research theeld family welfare Public Legal Education PLE access tojustice postMarch nbsp
Locating Women’s Livelihoods in the Human Rights Framework
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Academic Research, Advocacy Tool Accountability of Essential Services, Poverty Reduction, Women's Empowerment Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights English World This paper presents important strategy for womens rights advocates byestablishing that right livelihood effective link advocating food explores the linkages between and from womans perspective first defining understanding both then examines conceptual Finally considers what concept adds well why incorporate definition concludes locating key component can recognizing agency contributions
Does public accountability work? An assessment tool
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Academic Research Accountability of Essential Services, Poverty Reduction Mark Bovens, Thomas Schillemans , Paul 'T Hart English World This tool demonstrates that developing better methods governmental accountability closely linked advances legal empowerment recent years there has been drive strengthen existing public arrangements and design new ones prompts the question whether actually work literature both deficits overloads are alleged exist However owing lack cogent yardstick debate tends impressionistic event driven this article Bovens Schillemans Hart develop instrument for systematically assessing drawing three different normative perspectives democratic perspective should effectively link government actions chain delegation constitutional essential prevent uncover abuses authority learning make governments effective delivering their promises The authors demonstrate use multicriteria assessment analysis arrangement boards oversight agencies
Methodology for Participatory Assessments: Linking Sustainable Demand With Gender and Poverty
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Land & Natural Resource Management Rekha Dayal, Nilanjana Mukherjee, Christine van Wijk English World This methodology breaks new ground three important ways First mainstreams gender and poverty indicators into participatory that can used monitor key aspects sustainability Second provides means for stakeholders various levels community project service provider policymaking clearly visualize how their actions contribute the goal And third uses quantitative statistical methods analyze qualitative data obtained from communities through techniques The MPA properly gives consumers greater voice delivery process helps task managers engage all parts not just leaders more vocal members Communities benefit because they learn about services may identify problems agree solutions are applicable only monitoring but also preparation potential use extends well beyond water sanitation sector any which would poors active engagement
A Guide to Using the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa for Legal Action
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Advocacy Tool Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Women's Empowerment Equality Now English Middle East & Africa The Guide Using the Protocol Rights Women Africa for Legal Action was developed tool lawyers womens rights defenders and public prosecutors guide corresponds with objectives contextualize implement takes two approaches encouraging member states take practical steps domesticate use defend women girls whose human have been violated offers stepbystep guidance using local national regional levels explains what constitutes violation context how bring these violations before domestic courts mechanisms like African Court Human Peoples provides case law that can reference key cases related ruled various Treaties monitoring bodies including Commission
Video Series: Guide to Interviewing Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals, Academic Research, Advocacy Tool, Multimedia Family / Domestic Disputes, Gender-based violence, Health, Women's Empowerment Witness, WITNESS This sixpart video series provides practical tips and insight from activists survivors experts interviewing techniques creating appropriate questions safety security the effects trauma Read more about videos here httpbitlyIdQRPQ The accompanies our written guide Conducting Safe Effective Ethical Interviews with Survivors Sexual GenderBased Violence Access httpbitlyNFhCI
A Guide to India’s Coastal Regulation Zones (Tamil)
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals, Laws & Policies Land & Natural Resource Management, Right to Information Namati Tamil Asia that local people can use and understand the laws regulating development environment Indias coast Namati has created Coastal Regulation Zones booklet covers all information available complex official document but presented way ordinary The intention enrich peoples existing knowledge coastal regulations while empowering them with tools protect This achieved using maps show different zones sketches visualise possible scenarios grouping into sectors reframing content order put users understanding first shows this both English languages
Indian Coast Zone Regulations pocket reference (Tamil)
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals Land & Natural Resource Management, Right to Information Namati, Namati Tamil Asia card designed used along with the booklet that simplifies Indias coastal zone regulations These pocket cards are English and Tamil provide handy quick reference guide laws governing development environment coastline
Reporting Sexual or Gender-Based Violence – Tips for Paralegals
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models, Family / Domestic Disputes, Gender-based violence New Perimeters LLC English World This excerpt from the Namibia Paralegal Manual contains explicit advice for paralegals and other community legal advocateson how document handle incident sexual genderbased violence begins clearly defining forms domestic relationships beyond obvious physical abuse Notably this tool also provides sample reporting with attention psychological social wellbeing claimant respondent
Negotiation, Mediation, & Arbitration Skills – Tips for Paralegals
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models, Mediation/Dispute Resolution New Perimeter LLC English World This excerpt from the Namibia Paralegal Manual details vital skills negotiation mediation and arbitration for communitybased paralegals Drawing experience Namibian paralegal program New Perimeters LLC tool contains process negotiating diagrammed step advice when may each appropriate addition this useful training purposes includes sample itinerary halfday tips leading community workshops directors other facilitators
Client Communication – Tips for Paralegals
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Assisting Kenyan Widows in gaining control to Family Land
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Family / Domestic Disputes, Land & Natural Resource Management, Women's Empowerment International Land Coalition, Young Widows Advancement Program, MISR English Middle East & Africa, World Access and control over land crucial for family wellbeing food security Kenya Most acquired through inheritance ancestral which transferred down the male lineage Because this traditional ownership death husband can threaten widows psychological physical Often she blamed misfortunes punished being chased away from her matrimonial home property Against backdrop YWAP carried out action research attempt assist regain especially systemic documentation their experiences The project was conducted interviews group discussions with women leaders local period one year led greater understanding difficulties that young children undergo due grabbing disinheritance eventual loss
Case Recording Exercise II – Namati Paralegal Materials
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models Namati and Timap for Justice English World Recording information about individual cases extremely important for effective organized paralegal program This exercise provides sample client story based real case addition blank intake form and action log training purposes are used Namati Timap Justice paralegals Sierra Leone document They may adapted other contexts the documenting casework
Case Recording Exercise – Namati Paralegal Materials
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models Namati English World Recording information about individual cases extremely important for effective organized paralegal program This exercise provides sample client story based real case and blank intake form paralegals training practice documentation focused issues citizenship identity are used Namati the Nubian Rights Forum Kenya train document may adapted other contexts purpose documenting casework
Sample Paralegal Advocacy Letters
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Advocacy Tool Timap for Justice English World This excerpt from Timap for Justices Paralegal Manual provides instruction paralegals approach advocacy through pair mock lettersThese have been used paralegal training sessions and are designed highlight the elements effective letter Paralegals often employ encourage action large institution common first step initiate dialogue with via letterAn should briefly introduce organization concisely describe clients their problem key facts precisely request next make clear how will proceed matter
Citizenship Case Record Form – Namati Paralegal Materials
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models, Migrants / Refugees / Citizenship Namati English World Recording information about individual cases extremely important for effective organized paralegal program This one page case tracking form also known management intake used Namati and the Nubian Rights Forum Kenya document work with clients focused issues citizenship identity documentation may adapted other contexts purpose documenting casework
Financial Management – Tips for Paralegal Programs
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models Timap for Justice English World Financial management vital skill for effective paralegal program not only managers but also paralegals themselves Paralegals are expected keep continual track their running costs operating and other funds Money allotted instance should used pay transport when distributing letters conducting followups hosting community meetings attending paralegalrelated activities Thisexcerpt offers guidance documenting expenses ledger handling clients money ensuring employees taking gifts from illegally Insights based experiences the Timap Justice model Sierra Leone
Managing a Client Emergency Fund – Tips for Paralegal Programs
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models Timap for Justice English World Recognizing that many clients paralegals face extreme financial hardship and the lack funds can prevent from obtaining services critical their health safety pursuit justice some paralegal programs including Timap for Justice have established Emergency Fund The goal provide support who suffered severe injustice necessary address need most frequently arises situations implicate such instances domestic violence sexual assault For example client survivor but lacks resources obtain medical report required police investigation monies could cover transport doctors fees costs This excerpt includes guidelines establishing accessing disbursing program emergency fund
Rechtsberatung durch Parajustinnen in Senegal
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Women's Empowerment Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammengearbeit German Middle East & Africa Dieser Bericht stellt die Ergebnisse eines Gutachtereinsatzes Februar dar Ziel war Durchfuhrung von Rechtsberatung durch ParajuristInnen beschreiben und bewerten sollte kritisch uberpruft werden inwieweit der Einsatz Parajuristinnen zur Verbesserung Rechtsstellung verstarkten Durchsetzung Rechtsanspruchen Frauen fuhren kann Die NRO Comite Africain pour Droit Developpement CADD hat den Jahren mit finanzieller Unterstutzung das Sektorvorhaben Region Fatick Deutschen auch Laienjuristinnen ausgebildet Supervision fachliche Beratung erfolgte eine FatickStadt ansassige Juristin fur Weiterverfolgung anhangiger Falle bei Justiz Verwaltung zustandig nbsp
Advocacy – Tips for Paralegals
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Media Advocacy: Educating and Persuading
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Advocacy Tool Other Lisa VeneKlasen, Valerie Miller English World This chapter Just AssociatesThe Action Guide for Advocacy and Citizen Participationoffers practical guidance conducting media advocacy community national global level focuses message development delivery giving stepbystep instruction identifying understanding the intended audience whether grassroots political tailoring your accordingly Examples different contexts are offered including outreach mobilization lobbying negotiation The also discusses mass use alternative such communitybased theatre song workshops other direct communication approaches tips messaging reach citizens based authors experiences human rights work largescale campaigns
Supervision and Management – Tips for Paralegal Programs
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Community-Based Paralegals: A Practitioner’s Guide (Russian)
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models Open Society Justice Initiative Russian Europe, Europe, World This howto guide provides information all aspects establishing and operating communitybased paralegal program from assessing communitys needs training paralegals resolving justice problems The book includes case studies curricula client intake forms other materials drawn programs Cambodia Hungary the Philippines Sierra Leone elsewhere CommunityBased Paralegals Practitioners Guide should useful for anyone who wants start new improve existing one learn more about legal empowerment poor nbsp
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Academic Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Other Harald Stolberg, Geoffrey Norman, Isabelle Trop English World this article Stolberg Norman and Trop describe why the randomized controlled trial RCT one simplest but most powerful tools research study which people are allocated random receive several interventions intervention control trials occasions term refers treatments independent variables being testedThe main appeal according authorsderives from its potential for reducing allocation bias researchers The offers valuable insights evaluators strengths biases types ethics RCTsWhile written context radiology focus methodology RCTs makes itapplicable far beyond health sector
Paralegalism and Legal Aid in Indonesia
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Customary Justice Systems, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition Ward Berenschot, Taufik Rinaldi English Asia This report discusses the functioning communitybased paralegals Indonesia focusing trained under UNDP and World Bank projects Indonesian legal aid organizations well international agencies employ instrument strengthen capacity disadvantaged citizens gain access formal informal justice systemsThis uses material observations from two paralegal programs discuss analyze how what circumstances impact way local disputes grievances are addressed Combining quantitative analysis reports cases handled qualitative study casehandling nonparalegals this operate their communities analyses can most effective With its focus documenting not evaluation studied paralegalprograms but offers detailed perspective role provision was published July collaborative effort funded Open Society Institute United Nations Development Program Van Vollenhoven BAPPENAS Dutch Embassy Jakarta will included chapter forthcoming SixCountry Study Paralegal Movements
The Political Economy of Pre-trial Detention
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Academic Research Criminal Justice / Conflict Pilar Domingo, Lisa Denney English World any given day over million people are held pretrial detention PTD start from the position that excessive andor arbitrary problem beaddressed with intention reduce its incidencePTD relatively discrete justice issue clearly identifiable and can before escalation presenting important opportunity for policymakers fromministries donor agencies engage reform The objective this paper develop ananalytical frameworkthat draws political economy analysis PEA contribute identifying drivers This analytical framework useful when applied country level different stages criminal system point arrest which case resolved court law Applying each stage chain enables disaggregation structural features wider sociopolitical sociocultural terrain relevant institutional factors formal informal actors their interestsincentives how they interact order identify opportunities influencing these change
The Impact of Transparency and Accountability Initiatives
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Academic Research Anti-corruption, Other John Gaventa, Rosemary McGee English World This study analyzes the impact and effectiveness transparency accountability initiatives TAIs different development sectors analyses existing evidence discusses how approaches learning about might improved recommends could enhanced Section provides background social range aims claims assumptions underpinningTAIs summarizes what know their methodological behind assessments pinpoints factors that seem determine andSection concludes with summary gaps current knowledge practice andrecommendations these can addressed nbsp The Author Development Policy Review Overseas Institute Published John Wiley amp Sons Inc Oxford
Training Manual on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Restorative Justice
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Other Community Paralegal Models, Mediation/Dispute Resolution United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) English Middle East & Africa This training manual provides general guidance and instruction for three day workshop Alternative Dispute Resolution ADR Mediation The begins with the context benefits indepth study approaches its under Nigerian law latter half devoted mediation skills evaluating judicial system restorative justice
Resources for Effective and Fair Prisons
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Criminal Justice / Conflict, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law Penal Reform International English World Penal Reform International PRI offers variety resources for legal aid providers and trainers apply during interactions with the criminal justice systemThe focus how organizations can leverage detention monitoring other human rights approaches act effective safeguards against torture illtreatment pretrial children process defendants facing death penalty vulnerable populations system
Ten Steps from Arrest to Appeal – Illustrated Guide to Justice
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Advocacy Tool Community Paralegal Models, Criminal Justice / Conflict Paralegal Advisory Service (2004) English Middle East & Africa, World The ten steps illustrated Paralegal Advisory Services Institute Malawi with assistance from Prison Reform International are powerful tool raise citizens awareness their rights the context criminal justice While these particular legal system this onepage form has applicability across democratic contexts and provides model format for aid providers produce educational materials other regions
Village Mediation Programme Brochure
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models, Mediation/Dispute Resolution Paralegal Advisory Services Institute (PASI) English Middle East & Africa The Village Mediation Programme VMP model mediation established Africa the Paralegal Advisory Services Institute PASI Malawi purpose programme support existing dispute resolution mechanisms and provide meansfor diverting suitable cases away from formal justice systemThe introduces villagebased scheme that can assist poor vulnerable people access civil some minor criminal teachers train villagebasedmediators their local language how manage disputes communities This brochure benefits when cannot used resolve followed structure scope village program
Litigation by Paralegal Programs
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models, Criminal Justice / Conflict, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law Timap for Justice, Timap for Justice English World Litigation often last resort approach resolving conflict and can invaluable tool for paralegal program The capacity litigate strengthens paralegals work two ways Paralegals use litigation resolve case instances where taking party court may the best only means pursuing justice actually other tools used mediation advocacy etc Citizens government officials corporations institutions take seriously when they know choose formal necessary This offers guidance role process study employing effectively seek
Mediation Role Play – Paralegal Training Materials
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models, Mediation/Dispute Resolution Namati English World Mediating conflict vital skill for communitybased paralegals and this role play exercise intended training practice mediation reallife scenario The includes two conflicting clients stories around health clinic stepbystep instruction the recording client statements playing meeting between andreaching agreement both parties that will improve village
Statement Taking & Mediation Exercise – Paralegal Training Materials
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models, Mediation/Dispute Resolution Namati English World The skills statement taking recording clients story and mediation conflict are vital for communitybased paralegals This short sample exercise intended paralegal training facilitators guide the practice includes two conflicting stories stepbystep instruction client statements drafting letter with relevant legal information forming agreement
Advocacy Strategies: how to choose, time, and map the right strategy for your cause
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Advocacy Tool Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition, Other Lisa VeneKlasen, Valerie Miller English World Advocacy strategies attempt solve problem stepbystep getting its systemic causes and focusing driving forcesChoosing planning the right strategy involves exploring comparing potential impact feasibility alternatives This chapter presents series tools exercises that help construct compare includinghow select appropriate advocacy draft SMART objectives map legalpolitical solutions social problems time your appropriately within local national context comes from bookA New Weave Power People amp PoliticsThe Action Guide for CitizenParticipationPublished reprinted guide unique emphasis power constituencybuilding discussed through lens genderraceclass based concrete experiences change dozens countries worldwide
The Basics of Planning for Citizen-Centered Advocacy
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Advocacy Tool Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition, Other Lisa VeneKlasen, Valerie Miller English World Advocacy approach often used legal service providers and paralegals recommend particular cause policy broad audience This tool details the planning process behind successful advocacy introducing how plan overall change strategy campaign impact assessment tactics actions activities secure desired chapter comes from bookA New Weave Power People amp PoliticsThe Action Guide for Citizen ParticipationPublished reprinted guide unique its emphasis power constituencybuilding discussed through lens genderraceclass based concrete experiences social dozens countries worldwide
Better Legal Education Handbook: Practical Tips for Community Workers
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Laws & Policies Community Paralegal Models, Right to Information Community Legal Education Ontario English North America The handbook considers the issues involved producing information about law for public gives examples what works and provides practical advice how develop complete project doing this hope stimulate debate best ways produce legal improve general quality whats produced Produced Community Legal Education Center Ontario based Better Information Handbook published Advicenow later adapted Victoria Law Foundation Australia
Guide on the Right to Information Act, Government of India (Updated 2013)
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Advocacy Tool, Laws & Policies Anti-corruption, Right to Information The Department of Personnel and Training of the Government of India English Asia This Guide drawn for public authorities information officers PIOs appellate and seekers There are few practical tips potential RTI applicants how draft the request make things reasonably clear minimize confusion PIO The contents this have been revised light Rules notified new online application facility fee payment
Training Paralegals: Methods, Content, and Skills
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models Timap for Justice English World This chapter describes different processes and programs for training paralegals These can implemented over the life your programfrom initial orientation selecting right experts activists preparing work their communities The focuses interactive methodologies used trainings content skills they aim convey approachesfor choosing trainers organizing workshop
Working with Children – Tips for Paralegals
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Children's Rights & Education, Community Paralegal Models, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law Timap for Justice, Timap for Justice English World Legal aid providers paralegals who offer justice services children face special challenges related their clients development status and evolving capacities Children are definition physically cognitively socially emotionally immature New understandings childrens cognitive limitations have important implications for how the law treats provide childfriendly legal This tool provides practical tips interacting with including best practices counseling checklist interviewing effective advocacy techniques
Outreach legal services to people with complex needs: a review of what works
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models, Indigenous Issues, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law Suzie Forell, Abigail Gray English World This paper reports systematic review the best available research into outreach legal services disadvantaged people with complex needsThe authors definea broad range are provided under banner For example include assistance welfare agencies pro bono advice clinics homeless regular sessions run community centres remote locations and civil family law Legal Aid clients Aboriginal Services The finds that effectively reach assist these hardtoreach need outset form maintain strong links target communities which support them While located places frequented trusted groups service increased appropriate marketing group supporting individuals effective referral systems other intermediaries also highlights features provision through associated resource staffing implications findings reported here based comprehensive evaluation servicesto Australia overseas
Paralegal Program Structure – The Timap Model
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models Timap for Justice (2012) English World This document outlines one model for paralegal program implemented Timap Justice Sierra Leone offering just example how structure staff and oversight successful excerpt from the Paralegal Manual details roles responsibilities each position employed Board Directors volunteer interns
Paralegal Training Sample Schedule (3-day)
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models English World This sample schedule contains detailed itinerary for day essentials training communitybased paralegals The focuses subjects that are vital basic including introduction law and mediation was used Namati Bangladesh however intended facilitators adapt the needs their context
Brochure: ‘How to Protect Your Community’s Land and Natural Resources’
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals Indigenous Issues, Land & Natural Resource Management Sierra Leone Network on the Right to Food (SiLNoRF), Namati English Middle East & Africa brochure published Namati and partner SiLNoRF being distributed communities Makeni Sierra Leone where largescale land investment deals are increasingly affecting local lives livelihoods The provides advice about how harmonize boundaries what investor approaches
Legal Aid in Afghanistan: Context, Challenges and the Future
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Academic Research, Advocacy Tool Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition Sarah Han, Afghan Analysts Network, Sarah Han, Afghan Analysts Network English Asia This report seeks provide historical legal and political context aid reforms that have taken place over the last five years Afghanistan also critiques topdown approaches been used these boards lack independence led significant controversy within community The draws existing literature extensive interviews with Afghan providers representatives Legal Aid Department Ministry Justice former current foreign technical advisors donors are involved field
Dispute Resolution Tools
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Mediation/Dispute Resolution Microjustice Workplace English World Microjustice Workplace online platform powered the Initiative and TISCO Tilburg University offers useful guidance dispute resolution other justice processesThis contains materials for paralegals lawyers legal empowerment practitioners interested facilitatingmediation alternative This particular page workplace has organized series offive sequential steps with detailed tools facilitators meet talk share decide stabilize parties conflict
Victims’ Rights to Participate and seek Reparation from the ICC
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Laws & Policies Criminal Justice / Conflict, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition Kituo Cha Sheria with support from GDC, GIZ and CPS English Middle East & Africa This booklet aims inform victims their rights participate ICC proceedings where eligible and the possibilities seeking reparation The gives general overview ICCs mandate relation then highlights how before are being exercised specific context KenyaIt also seeks enable make informed decision whether they want engage with engaging questions such What scope Who considered victim Can These answers plus avenues for redress discussed Kenyan trials
Usimamizi wa Mazingira Kenya
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models, Land & Natural Resource Management Kituo Cha Sheria, Kituo Cha Sheria Swahili Middle East & Africa Kesi Mfumo Kiikolojia Mau Mara Ufupisho Nakala Inayofahamika Ufahamu Jamii Umma Kuna sehemu kahusu Kwajumla Ardhi Maji Misitu Haki Majukumu Uhusishwaji umma Kwenye Usimamizi Mazingira
Kamkunji Justice Centre Brochure
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Bringing Justice to Health: The Impact of Legal Empowerment Projects on Public Health
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models, Health The Open Society Foundations World For millions people around the world human rights violations are part and parcel everyday life Sexual violence discrimination housing unwarranted dismissal from employment unfair evictions denial child support police harassment only few such violationsThese have particularly harsh impact whose health compromised society often excludeslike sex workers who use drugs patients nearing death Roma living with HIV This report shows potential transform this dynamic profiling access justice projects based Indonesia Kenya MacedoniaRussia South Africa Uganda These range approaches make law meaningful for marginalized improve their
Facilitator’s Guide on Civic Education for Peace Builders
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models, Criminal Justice / Conflict Kituo Cha Sheria, Kituo Cha Sheria English Middle East & Africa This guide designed aid facilitators delivering participatory training community paralegals and peace building practitioners will build the capacity integrate law governance conflict resolution tools engage meaningful social change initiatives When applied clients able make informed choices including constructively responding shunning violence withstanding political manipulation making manual uses Kenyan Constitution foundational text from which leverage for peacebuilding but other countries may substitute appropriate national international laws with strong protection human rights The course envisaged this take five days Each modules should between hours deliver first are aimed knowledge base participants whilst last aim skill provides each module introduction objectives methodology session duration materials reference necessary effective delivery
Paralegal Training Pre-Test
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Introduction to Paralegal Programs
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition Open Society Justice Initiative English This chapter from the Open Society Justice Initiative introduces context for and role paralegal programs legal empowerment today offers information theorigins communitybased roles paralegalsthe special benefits using paralegals institutional homes also includes examples operating nbsp tool excerpt bookCommunityBased Paralegals Practitioners Guideby
International Legal Aid & Defender System Development Manual
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Advocacy Tool, Laws & Policies Criminal Justice / Conflict, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition National Legal Aid and Defender Association English World This manual intended guide the design and implementation legal assistance programs for indigent developing countries The establishes right defended international law provides useful guidance practitioners topics such needs assessments managing financing aid special issues pertaining human rights war crimes tribunals concludes with checklist creating successful strategies
Guidelines for Sustainable Agricultural and Bioenergy Investment (Sierra Leone)
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Advocacy Tool, Laws & Policies, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Anti-corruption, Cases Involving Multinational Corporations, Indigenous Issues, Land & Natural Resource Management, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Mediation/Dispute Resolution, Poverty Reduction, Right to Information, Women's Empowerment UNFAO and an inter- ministerial working group including representatives from the Ministry of Energy; Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Food Security; the Ministry of Local and Rural Development; the Ministry of Land Country Planning and Environment; the Ministry of Trade and Industry; the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development; the Ministry of Labour and Social Security; the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender, and Children’s Affairs; the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency; the Environmental Protection Agency; and the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone English Middle East & Africa This page document generated working group government ministries civil society organizations and public institutions meant instill responsible behavior largescale agribusiness deals for Sierra Leone Yero Baldeh the African Development Bank Representative praised work saying The Guidelines fill urgent need establish new transparent governance structures that address existing policy regulatory gaps facilitate opportunities investment create enabling environment food energy security were developed use screening tool checklist final approval framework monitoring performance along target indicators
Establishing National Legal Aid System through Indonesia Legal Aid Act
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Laws & Policies Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition Erna Ratnaningsih, Erna Ratnaningsih English Asia This report demonstrates the need for greater legal aid poor Indonesia and part campaign law that passed October cites statistics high poverty rate low funding leaving only civil society organizations provide The details two cases one organization Legal Aid Foundation YLBHI highlight inequalities Indonesian importance increasing access justice poorIt also provides draft proposed national Bill highlighting specific articles time writing were still being debated legislature Note Law was nbsp
Community Guide to Getting a Fair Deal from Companies and Investors
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals Land & Natural Resource Management Sustainable Development Institute, Namati, Sustainable Development Institute & Namati English World Community Guide Getting Fair Deal from Companies and Investors How guide for rural communities considering whether share their land natural resources with investors The explains how community can proactively prepare themselves before investor approaches them what questions members should ask both going into contract negotiations ensure that they receive truly equitable benefits return sharing also includes actions take having already signed agreement the past feel though are being treated unfairly want enforce elements contractual
My Right to Demand Change: A Practical Guide to Public Participation, Community Empowerment and Advocacy Concerning Natural Resources Exploitation and Human Rights Violations
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Advocacy Tool Land & Natural Resource Management, Right to Information Global Rights, Natural Resources and Human Rights Initiative, Global Rights English World This handbook designed help organization Make connection between the right public participation and information best articulate concerns about local national regional human rights violations related natural resources extraction activities Become empowered effectively organize within your community Identify immediate action steps engage address injustices work towards positive change Achieve lasting results for empowerment advocacy
Access to Justice Assessment Tool
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Criminal Justice / Conflict, Customary Justice Systems, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law American Bar Association, American Bar Association & Rule of Law Initiative English World This manual offers very practical guidance practitioners who seek strengthen access justice provides rigorous and detailed instruction how design research monitor programs assess performance address key obstacles them with conceptual framework for analyzing explains the basic skills concepts necessary each step Analysis Legal Context Elements Access Justice PreAssessment Phase Planning Designing Research How Collect Data includes interview focus group observationvisit administrative data survey methodologies Organizing Analyzing Writing Assessment Reports Annexes include sample questionnaires cover letters report templates
Teaching Methodologies: Practical Law for Law Students, Community Legal Education Course Manual
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The Human Rights Approach to Social Protection
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Land Rights In Africa – a website hosted by Mokoro
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals, Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Laws & Policies Anti-corruption, Cases Involving Multinational Corporations, Community Paralegal Models, Customary Justice Systems, Indigenous Issues, Land & Natural Resource Management, Women's Empowerment Robin Palmer, Mokoro English Middle East & Africa This excellent source for hundreds useful articles land rights Africa All are available full text downloadable free CSOs policy advocates and community members alike will find this repository extremely when searching information the global grab womens particular Academic literature reviews field studies can bolster arguments favor propoor reform context which rich powerful tend control both power Many communities lack expertise they need fight secure their Under framework legal empowerment local able access relevant grabbing order better understand its effects vulnerable populations addition found site help strengthen advocacy efforts with evidence Background website now hosted Mokoro international development consultancy that links research action was created January housed Oxfam The library originally intended publicize work allies time considerable activity area law making many African countries Robin Palmer Land Rights Adviser felt strongly there disseminate has been well received grown considerably over years strong critical dangerous phenomenon impact
Liberia Land Rights Policy – Final Draft
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Laws & Policies Land & Natural Resource Management Liberian Land Commission English Middle East & Africa May President Johnson Sirleaf approved Liberias first land rights policy The Land Policy groundbreaking its progressive protections for community customary lights
Liberia – Community Guide to Protecting Community Lands and Resources
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-Tools for Communities Land & Natural Resource Management Namati and SDI English Middle East & Africa Namati and SDI release new how guide for Liberian communities The Community Guide Protecting Lands Resources provides information instructions that can use their land protection efforts
Kampala Declaration on Community Paralegals
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Laws & Policies Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition Global Legal Empowerment Network English World The Kampala Declaration Community Paralegals urges governments strengthen access justice and accountability across the continent embracing potential community paralegals From July more than fifty organizations from twenty African countries met Uganda where they debated adopted declaration calls three things recognize role play providing primary services invest scaleup paralegal efforts protect independence
Paralegal Work: A Community-Based Approach to Fisheries Law Enforcement in Negros Occidental, Philippines
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Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models, Land & Natural Resource Management Joseph Anthony G. Loot English Asia This case study examines three NGOs Negros Occidental Philippines that are working enforce fisheries laws through communitybased paralegals the World Wildlife Fund WWF Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement PRRM and Balayan The assesses two approaches paralegal work directly implementing programs community facilitating implementation run local government unit evaluates with regard political acceptability social participation residents sectoral including fisherfolk women youth order determine overall effectiveness
Integrating Rule of Law in the Post-2015 Development Framework
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Academic Research, Laws & Policies Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Poverty Reduction United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Development Program English World This brief the United Nations Development Program defines rule law understood across variety cultural and legal contexts Within context inthe Millennium Goals MDGs this highlights strong links between numerous aspects sustainable development The draws growing body experience evidence human demonstrating that linked outcomes sectors points specific ways which could incorporated into post agenda
A Systems Approach for Providing Legal Aid for Land
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models, Land & Natural Resource Management M. Sunil Kumar, M. Sunil Kumar English Asia, Asia This paper explores five models legal empowerment for securing land rights the rural poor India two focus paralegal work emphasize education and fifth utilizes community resource persons They include The Society Elimination Rural Poverty SERP combines communitybased paralegals surveyors centers increase access justice Legal Services Authority LSA trains volunteer from certain target groups Andhra Pradesh Mahila Samatha APMSS educates women Landesa conducts phonein literacy television program oversees Land Rights Center nearby law school Government Odisha villagebased Community Resource Persons CRPs bridge gap between government officials landless families analyzes strengths weaknesses each compiling findings into list essential components ideal aid system that addresses
Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa: SOCFIN Land Investment in Sierra Leone
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Land & Natural Resource Management Frederic Mousseau, Oakland Institute English Middle East & Africa This Land Brief the Oakland Institute focuses process and community response acquisition hectares land Socfin Agricultural Company Sierra Leone Ltd secured this farmland Malen chiefdom Pujehun district south for purposes rubber oil palm plantations The details affected communities grievances legal appeals against put deal context brief analyzes Socfins deals globally identifying number malpractices that have deprived their rights countries around globe
Community Needs Assessment Procedure
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models Timap for Justice English World This tool provides rationale and procedure for conducting Community Needs Assessment Before launching paralegal program vital understand the local context justice needs community members can help that effectively inform development successful
Report of the open-ended intergovernmental expert group meeting on strengthening access to legal aid in criminal justice systems held in Vienna from 16-18 November, 2011
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Laws & Policies Criminal Justice / Conflict, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition UNODC English World order improve access legal aid criminal justice systems the Office Drugs and Crime UNODC convened openended intergovernmental meeting experts One primary purpose this report offer concrete practical Principles Guidelines for countries strengthen their Guideline advocates state recognition paralegals domestic law one method strengthening
Guide to Building Local Support for Paralegal Programs
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Guide on Case Management & Filing for Paralegal Programs
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Fundraising Techniques for Paralegal Programs
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models Open Society Foundations English World This tool provides guidance variety fundraising techniques for paralegal programs including outreach strategies and maintaining donor relationships discusses the possibilities sourcing funding from external donors governments inkind contributions service fees excerpt book CommunityBased Paralegals Practitioners Guide Open Society Justice Initiative
How to Recruit and Select Paralegals
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Guide to Leadership & Oversight of Paralegal Programs
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Situational Analysis: A practical method for Starting a Paralegal Program
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models Open Society Foundations English World Before establishing paralegal program important analyze the feasibility and requirements its local context The first step identify unmet justice needs community that could addressed paralegals This tool outlines initial assessment process well how subsequently assess communitys legal judicial environment estimate necessary human physical resources for potential candidates become excerpt from book CommunityBased Paralegals Practitioners Guide Open Society Justice Initiative
Guide to Monitoring and Assessing Paralegals
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers Community Paralegal Models Open Society Foundations English World This tool provides overview for supervisors the processes monitoring supporting and assessing paralegals excerpt from book CommunityBased Paralegals Practitioners Guide Open Society Justice Initiative
Budgeting & Financing a Paralegal Program
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To Whom Do The People Take Their Issues? The Contribution of Community-Based Paralegals to Access to Justice in South Africa
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Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models, Mediation/Dispute Resolution Jackie Dugard, Katherine Drage English Middle East & Africa This report provides broad analysis the current state paralegal sector South AfricaIt begins with historical overview services Africa from apartheid period present The study then maps and detailed information structure function key organizations that provide Through twelve case studies paralegalassisted cases identifies facilitating hindering determinants Community Advice Offices CAO functions both institutional organization level
Manual básico de Litigio Internacional para la protección de los derechos laborales
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Laws & Policies Labor / Employment Grupo del Monitoreo Independiente de El Salvador, Grupo de Monitoreo Independiente de El Salvador (GIMES) Spanish Latin America This manual seeks facilitate the use international mechanisms protect labor rights Latin America explains that many American countries have signed human agreements still overlook violations and most exploited workers remain unaware they possess The requirements procedures for engaging with InterAmerican Commission Court Human Rights also specific committees conventions United Nations System are relevant Finally introduces International Labor Organization how file complaint Committee Freedom Association
Landwise: A Women & Land Library
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Laws & Policies, Multimedia Customary Justice Systems, Land & Natural Resource Management, Women's Empowerment Landesa World Landwise Women amp Land Library online library and resource center that connects users legal explanatory materials well information about relevant customary practices intended empower policymakers researchers practitioners womens advocates strengthen land rights around the world through access reliable
Participatory rangeland resource mapping as a valuable tool for village land use planning in Tanzania
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Land & Natural Resource Management Fiona Flintan for the International Land Coalition, Fiona Flintan for the International Land Coalition English Middle East & Africa The article details how successfully carry out participatory rangeland mapping and explains the beneficial impact this process can have village land use planning VLUP Based exercise two villages Tanzaniathrough Sustainable Rangeland Management Project SRMP finds approach has proved vital powerful informationgenerating tool for negotiating managing agreements
Kenya Legal Aid Bill, 2012
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Laws & Policies Criminal Justice / Conflict, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition English Middle East & Africa Draft the Kenyan Legal Aid Bill from June The role paralegals discussed page where stated that Accredited employed Service accredited body may provide legal advice and assistance terms this Act Regulations Guide
Malawi Legal Aid Act, 2010
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Laws & Policies Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition English Middle East & Africa Malawis Legal Aid Act passed created independent Bureau and formally recognized the role legal aid assistants must have requisite minimum level education can broad range responsibilities communities
Uganda Legal Aid Bill, 2011 Draft Ugandas Legal Aid Bill from which under discussion before can passed into law explicitly recognizes paralegals legal aid service providers part III
A toolkit to support conservation by indigenous peoples and local communities
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools, Multimedia Cases Involving Multinational Corporations, Community Paralegal Models, Customary Justice Systems, Indigenous Issues, Land & Natural Resource Management, Poverty Reduction UNDP, UNEP World Official summary This toolkit presents selection practical resources developed numerous organisations making them readily accessible communitybased who manage ICCAs addition being valuable resource practitioners the provides reminder that achievement emerging post sustainable development goals SDGs will need linked comprehensive valuation ecosystem services and spearheaded local civil society initiatives coming from grassroots The content organized into five main areas build upon each other documenting presence management planning iii monitoring evaluation communication finance values Some groups may find several themes useful others only concerned with one particular theme also includes visual examples stories communities are successfully using various approaches conserve protect restore ICCAsnbspThe has been designed kit large number URL links internet facilitate downloading documents visiting webpages Namati commentary For specific mention legal empowerment principles please refer section
Legal Empowerment in Under-Resourced Regions: Lessons Learned from Global Rights’ Community-Based Paralegal Services in Nigeria and Uganda
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models, Customary Justice Systems, Gender-based violence, Women's Empowerment Global Rights English Middle East & Africa, World This report Global Rights details the steps taken plan and implement legal empowerment projects Nigeria Uganda lessons learned from these experiences The programs take communitybased paralegal approach place special emphasis womens rights
Dalits’ Acces to Justice: A Perspective with Regard to Court Verdicts on Caste Discrimination
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals, Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Laws & Policies Indigenous Issues, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Mediation/Dispute Resolution LANCAU Nepal English Asia This study assesses the status Dalits access justice exploring existing scenarios and factors accessibility for conclusion recommends initiatives increase
101 Things You Wanted To Know About The Police But Were Reluctant To Ask
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-Tools for Communities Anti-corruption, Mediation/Dispute Resolution Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative English Asia Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative CHRI believes that only when know can speak with confidence and out against wrong things will change The book brought this hope people knowing all about their police own rights use knowledge demand the better service deserve Furthermore provides answers more than hundred questions legal issues related policing one capsule ready made format
The Right to a Nationality and the Secession of South Sudan: A Commentary on the Impact of the New Laws
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Laws & Policies Indigenous Issues, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Migrants / Refugees / Citizenship Bronwen Manby English Middle East & Africa The Republic South Sudan obtained its independence six months later July remaining people Sudanese who remain the are being stripped their nationality and livelihoods irrespective relative strength connections either state views which they would wish belong This commentary analyzes new legislation discusses implications
Philippines – Access to Justice Assessment Tool
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Criminal Justice / Conflict, Customary Justice Systems, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Mediation/Dispute Resolution American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative Asia This report seeks paint comprehensive picture access justice Mindanao province Philippines with focus the primary needs indigenous peoples and communities living poverty The identifies key barriers both formal informal systems assesses extent which citizens problems are solved based semistructured interviews government community stakeholders was produced jointly Sentro Alternatuive Lingap Panligaland American Bar Association Rule Law Initiative
Issues and Impacts of Private Land Titling in Indigenous Communities: A Case Study in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia
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Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Other Cases Involving Multinational Corporations, Indigenous Issues, Land & Natural Resource Management, Right to Information Alison Rabe English Asia June the Cambodian Government issued policy directing private titling all plots throughout countrys rural areas this study conducted collaboration with seven NGOs indigenous villages Ratanakiri Province leaders reported negative impacts including loss communal land lack transparency and information coercion privatize continues carried out over its current form will exacerbate internal external divisions communities conflicts companies complicate legal rights framework ultimately cause livelihoods for people Cambodia
The Right of Persons with Intellectual, Psychosocial and Communication Disabilities to Access to Justice in the Criminal Process
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Laws & Policies Criminal Justice / Conflict, Health, Other Bizchut, The Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities English Middle East & Africa, Middle East & Africa The purpose this booklet address the fundamental principles for any law policy and legal practice that seek make criminal process accessible persons with disabilities based Israeli Investigation Testimony Procedural Act Accommodations Persons Mental Intellectual Disabilities initiated Bizchut Israel Human Rights Center People
Advancing Human Rights in Patient Care: The Law in Seven Transitional Countries
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Laws & Policies Health, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law The Open Society Foundations, Leo Beletsky, Leo Beletsky, Tamar Ezer, Judith Overall, Iain Byrne, Jonathan Cohen English Europe, World Many countries transition have yet adequately define frameworks for protecting basic rights the delivery health care services view these structural limitations utilizing administrative and alternative dispute resolution channels often strategy superior Westernstyle legal advocacy The human framework provides critical lens addressing spectrum problems sphere including discrimination breach confidentiality compulsory treatment labor
Impact Assessment of the Moldovan Legal Aid Law
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Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Laws & Policies Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition Martin Gramatikov, Nadejda Hriptievschi, Soros Foundation- Moldova, Martin Gramatikov and Nadejda Hriptievschi, the study was commissioned by Soros Foundation-Moldova English Europe, Europe The legal aid law Moldova was enacted This study written analyzes the impact and makes recommendations for further policy improvements main purpose assessment obtain understanding its institutions access criminal cases extent which has achieved statutory goals challenges that new system still facingThe carried out Martin Gramatikov expert with significant experience reforming Bulgaria conducting justice research number countries Nadejda Hriptievschi Moldovan lawyer who been collaborating Soros Foundation since projects related reform She engaged reforms Georgia Lithuania Mongolia Ukraine nbsp
Paralegal Manual- Moldova
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals Community Paralegal Models Soros Foundation-Moldova Romanian Europe, Europe The manual offers guidance for paralegals and community members most legal issues relevant life tool available Romanian online
Methodological guide for paralegals in Moldova
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Toolkit and Guidance for Preventing and Managing Land and Natural Resources Conflict
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Land & Natural Resource Management The United Nations, The European Union English World This comprehensive guide was developed through partnership between the and Framework Team six agencies programmes departments have been involved including UNDESA UNDP UNEP UNHABITATDPA PBSO The aim this develop implement strategic multiagency project focused onbuilding capacity national stakeholders system prevent landand natural resources from contributing violent conflictThe also designed enhance policy development andprogramme coordination key actors level country offices first outcome inventory existing tools withinthe set four Guidance Notes addressing NRM conflictprevention These cover Land Conflict Extractive Industriesand Renewable Resources Strengthening Capacity forConflictSensitive Natural Resource Management For more information please contact Secretariat atframeworkteamatundpdotorg Szilard Fricska UNHabitat SzilardFricskaatunhabitatdotorg
Accountability in Africa’s land rush: What role for legal empowerment?
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Laws & Policies Land & Natural Resource Management Emily Polack, Lorenzo Cotula, Muriel Cote, International Institute for Environment and Development, International Development Research Centre English Middle East & Africa This report released theInternational Institute for Environment and Developmentand Development Research Centreexplores the potential legal empowerment approaches equip citizens local communities with methods resources hold publicinstitutionsand private companies accountable largescale land deals The analyzes frameworks African countries well case studies study suggests that has improve public accountability through complementary reforming strengthen control downward increasing capacity engage institutions policy processes
Met and Unmet Legal Needs in Moldova
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition, Other Martin Gramatikov, Soros Foundation- Moldova, Martin Gramatikov, study commissioned by Soros Foundation-Moldova English Europe, Europe This study was undertaken determine how often people Moldova experience problems that might have solution the civil administrative justice system also aimed estimate categories legal nature justiciable events and what about these paths chosen The sought extent which overall population satisfied with current avenues offered solve face well levels confidence their ability encountered empowerment only focused are life raise issues regardless whether citizens recognize them not response formal been used Crime related fall within concept except compensation for crimerelated police complaints subject this
Investment contracts and sustainable development: How to make contracts fairer and more sustainable natural resource investments
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Academic Research Cases Involving Multinational Corporations, Land & Natural Resource Management Lorenzo Cotula, International Institute for Environment and Development World This guide discusses options structure investment contracts ways that maximise the investments contribution sustainable development The focus foreign natural resource sector and lower middleincome countries draws test trainings Ghana Central Asia aims provide uptodate comprehensive learning material for both host governments civil society can used background document training sessions but may also readers accessing their own provides overview relevant legal frameworks highlighting how only properly understood read conjunction with wider range applicable instruments briefly contracting process namely negotiation management contract Finally roleplay apply concepts discussed more theoretical sections
Step by Step Provisional Guideline Towards Community Based Pasture Management and Integrated Tenure Development
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Land & Natural Resource Management United States Agency for International Development, Chemonics International, Liz Alden Wily English Middle East & Africa Step step guidelines community based pasture management produced for USAID Afghanistan The guide discusses the following stages detail Stage Getting Prepared Beginning Work III Hearing from Stakeholders Facilitating Negotiation Securing Consensus Supporting Implementation VII Documentation amp First Monitoring
Establishment of Judicial Facilitators Service in Paraguay- Bilateral Agreement
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Laws & Policies Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition Organization of American States Spanish Latin America, Latin America This agreement between the Supreme Court Paraguay and General Secretariat Organization American States officially established Judicial Facilitators Program The was executed April
Community Score Card Process: the General Methodology for Implementation
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Anti-corruption, Other, Poverty Reduction Singh, J., & Shah, P. English World The community score card CSC process based monitoring tool that hybrid the techniques social audit and citizen report cards Like instrument exact public accountability responsiveness from service providers but because organized facilitated also strong for empowerment
Social Audits for Budget Monitoring
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Anti-corruption, Other, Right to Information International Budget Partnership, International Budget Partnership English World This document lays out the main uses and methodolody five practical steps for implementing social audits consolidates lessons from exchange with partners India Kenya Cambodia Indonesia Mozambique intended serve resource other CSOs interested exploring this methodology
Protecting Rights of the Vulnerable through Cultural Structures: A Tool On Working With Elders in Communities
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers Children's Rights & Education, Customary Justice Systems, Family / Domestic Disputes, Gender-based violence, Health, Mediation/Dispute Resolution, Women's Empowerment Catherine Muyeka Mumma, Kenya Legal & Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN) English Middle East & Africa The success the KELIN project Nyanza Kenya delivering justice vulnerable who cannot access formal legal system for protection has inspired development this tool Although existing projects specifically addressed right inherit and own property women widows children model working with cultural structures can adopted intervene other human rights violations requiring arbitration including peacekeeping among communities land transactions family disputes authority elders also influence provide matters sexual gender based violence elimination harmful practices like child marriages female circumcision labour trafficking HIVrelated stigmatization discrimination issues
Impacto de las Industrias Extractivas en los Derechos Colectivos sobre Territorios y Bosques de los Pueblos y las Comunidades
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Cases Involving Multinational Corporations, Land & Natural Resource Management Rights and Resources Initiative Spanish Latin America este trabajo recopilan analizan algunos aspectos del impacto las industrias extractivas hacenfasis minera dado aumento intensidad cantidad cobertura dos ltimas dcadasparticularmente sobre territorios los Pueblos Indgenas Afrodescendientes que habitan zonas objetode actividades esta industria mismo estudian repercusiones bosques naturales Este informe fue encomendado por Iniciativa para Derechos Recursos con objetivo documentar analizar impactos derechos colectivos pueblos comunidades Colombia Per Guatemala Panam hace nfasis dcadas particularmente objeto nbsp
Property Rights Educational Posters
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‘The Law is to Blame’: The Vulnerable Status of Common Property Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Academic Research, Laws & Policies Cases Involving Multinational Corporations, Land & Natural Resource Management Liz Alden Wily Middle East & Africa The context this article the surge largescale land acquisitions African lands local and foreign investors for commercial food livestock oil palm carbon trading purposes Involuntary loss rural scale not new Africas majority poor nor driven single factor Historically inequitable relations within communities compounded century capitalist transformation take their toll This study argues however that weak legal status communal rights most pernicious enabler demise allowing governments undue liberties with citizens particularly those which are unfarmed tradition held common While international acquiescence abusive domestic law helps entrench diminishment laws themselves principally fault necessarily target change vulnerability explored here through examination more than twenty
Report of the Second International Consultation on HIV-Related Legal Services and Rights
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HIV training manual for lawyers (Arabic)
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Increasing Local Voice and Benefit in Natural Resource Investment: a Legal Empowerment Approach
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Laws & Policies Land & Natural Resource Management Lorenzo Cotula, International Development Law Organization Middle East & Africa There have beensizableincreases investment flows several African countries inrecent years particularly mining petroleum and agriculture for food fuel While thismay create livelihood opportunities also creates risks Rural people may lose access tothe resources they depend especially where their resource rights are weak theircapacity enforce such limited major power asymmetries underminetheir position relation governments investors Legal Tools Citizen Empowerment initiative involving the International Institute forEnvironment Development partnership with organizations Ghana MaliMozambique Senegal seeks empower local increasing influence onand benefits from natural projects The program involves researchcapacitybuilding sharing information advocacy policy This paper draws onmaterial preliminary lessons programwith view providing insights international consideration legal empowerment
Land Rights and the Millennium Development Goals: How the Legal Empowerment Approach Can Make a Difference – Paper N. 15
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Laws & Policies Land & Natural Resource Management, Poverty Reduction Hamid Rashid, International Development Law Organization World This paper explores the linkages between land rights and Millennium Development Goals MDGs identifying how legal empowerment poor understood process systemic change bottomup approach that seeks strengthen identity voice choice participation can accelerate achievement argues improving access enhancing tenure security must define fight against rural poverty particularly given close half billion people almost worlds are landless nearlandless Three eight reduction hunger gender equality environmental sustainability critically hinge which may also impact two others universal primary education combating HIV other diseases deadline for reaching many goals remain offtarget participatory governance suggested here play significant role accelerating sustaining development achievements post context
Enhancing Legal Empowerment through Engagement with Customary Justice Systems: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Legal Empowerment Approaches to Customary Law Reform in Somaliland and Puntland
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models, Customary Justice Systems, Family / Domestic Disputes, Gender-based violence, Women's Empowerment Maria Vargas Simojoki, International Development Law Organization Middle East & Africa This research report examines the short and medium term impact attempts traditional elders Somaliland Puntland revise elements Somali customary law xeer with aim bringing into greater alignment both sharia Islamic international human rights standards Supported Danish Refugee Council initiated process dialogue culminating making regional national declarations two facto autonomous regions containing revisions number key areas Six years after first dialogues commenced which this chapter based indicates that can linked certain positive changes nonstatejustice including abolition harmful practices such widow inheritance improvements womens shift towards individual rather than collective responsibility for serious crimes Other objectives however particularly relation enhancing access justice vulnerable groups displaced populations minorities victims gender not seem have met same level success
Legal Empowerment and Customary Law in Rwanda
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models, Customary Justice Systems, Women's Empowerment Muriel Veldman, Marco Lankhorst, International Development Law Organization Middle East & Africa Report the results month pilot project conducted Northwestern Rwanda that aimed explore fruitful ways engage with customary law order empower rural communities and women particular The report focuses effectiveness land dispute resolution community level respect for womens formally guaranteed rights institutions involved
Towards Customary Legal Empowerment in Namibia
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Laws & Policies Community Paralegal Models, Customary Justice Systems, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition, Women's Empowerment Janine Ubink, International Development Law Organization Middle East & Africa Namibia national authorities have made various interventions aimed enhancing the functioning customary law and traditional leadership These efforts include both creation institutional linkages well communitybased activities Further important initiatives been undertaken change setup justice systems Research into these governmental local has provided broad insights notion potential for legal empowerment This helped fill knowledge gaps that exist with regard processes particularly those stemming from communities themselves The research furthermore verify whether they can serve best practices marginalized groups other countries situations report summarizes findings project Towards Customary Legal Empowerment was joint collaboration between theInternational Development Law Organization IDLO Van Vollenhoven Institute Governance VVI
Preventing and Combating the Trafficking of Girls in India: Using Legal Empowerment Strategies
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Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models, Other, Women's Empowerment International Development Law Organization Asia Main findings and conclusions from IDLOs threeyear research program legal empowerment the poor One subprojects under this Strengthening Legal Framework for Girls IndiaBangladesh Kenya Liberia investigated factors that support inhibit protection girls This brief summarizes project its key recommendations
Community-Level Problem Case Management Form
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Management of some commons in southern Africa: Implications for policy
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Land & Natural Resource Management Doreen Atkinson, Michael Taylor, Frank Matose Middle East & Africa Profound transformations communal land tenure systems are taking place parts southern Africa that have resulted from decades interventions particularly the shrinking commonage through capture extensive tracts lands private interests Some policies been into envisage improved management common rangeland resources privatisation However empirical evidence lacking what extent these may successful Traditional areas broken down many them now morecharacteristic open access alternative meeting challenge managing rangelands develop communitybased resource build strengths traditional approaches Therefore call made use indigenous knowledge and empowering communities manage their order prevent promoting more sustainable livelihoods
رفع مستوى الخدمات القانونية المتصلة بفيروس نقص المناعة البشري (Scaling up HIV-Related Legal Services Toolkit)
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers Health International Development Law Organization Arabic Middle East & Africa This study legal tools covers services individuals living with HIV and affected which directly relate issues that make certain more susceptible exacerbate the impact lives those
Accessing Justice: Models, Strategies and Best Practices on Women’s Empowerment
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Anti-corruption, Children's Rights & Education, Community Paralegal Models, Criminal Justice / Conflict, Customary Justice Systems, Family / Domestic Disputes, Gender-based violence, Health, Indigenous Issues, Mediation/Dispute Resolution, Poverty Reduction, Women's Empowerment International Development Law Organization (IDLO), International Development Law Organization (IDLO) English Asia, Asia, Middle East & Africa, Middle East & Africa, Asia, Middle East & Africa, World This critical IDLO study highlights the role law essential tool for advancing womens rights and equality face illiteracy inadequate resources Focusing engagement strategies both formal informal justice sectors IDLOs analyzes what works doesnt why deals with unwed motherhood Morocco land Mozambique Tanzania human trafficking across IndiaBangladesh border dispute resolution Afghanistan The report also addresses challenges women Namibia Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands Most significantly Accessing Justice demonstrates how legal empowerment involving cooperation from victims paralegals community organizations lawyers police judiciary can improve access quality receive
Law without Lawyers: Assessing a Community-based Mobile Paralegal Program in Liberia
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Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Community Paralegal Models Bilal Siddiqi Middle East & Africa This evaluation community legal advisor CLA program that aims increase access justice establishing credible transitional tools help people identify appropriate dispute resolution venues The model stems from successful and ongoing pilot conducted the five southeastern counties Liberia since October Community Legal Advisors CLAs are individuals local communities who have been given training mediation advocacy domestic laws roles different agencies They available cost provide referrals advice disputants negotiate problems immediate alternative period other mechanisms may not accessible trusted all supported Liberian Minister Justice stakeholders sector design follows baseline followup survey structure combining differenceindifference analysis with villagelevel individuallevel randomization Carter Centers mobile paralegal innovative features lie instrument which solicits information households large sample more than instances latent disputes eventually appear cases customary formal systems unique opportunity exogenously randomly reduce barriers accessing means paralegals travel bymotorbike number remote villages
Improving Forest Governance: A Comparison of VPAs and their Impact
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Informal Justice Systems: Charting a Course for Human Rights-Based Engagement
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Children's Rights & Education, Criminal Justice / Conflict, Family / Domestic Disputes, Indigenous Issues, Land & Natural Resource Management, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Mediation/Dispute Resolution, Women's Empowerment Source: UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women. Author: Danish Institute for Human Rights Asia, Asia, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, World This study seeks identify how engagement with informal justice systems can build greater respect and protection for human rights highlights the considerations that development partners should have when assessing whether implement programmes involving primary consideration being neither directly nor inadvertently reinforces existing societal structural discrimination applies working formal well The also examines value offering certain contexts flexible structures processes costeffectiveness outreach grassroots communities Commissioned UNDP UNICEF Women involved comprehensive literature review countryspecific case studies Qualitative quantitative data collection was carried out Bangladesh Ecuador Malawi Niger Papua New Guinea Uganda
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A Simple Guide to Refugee Law for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Tanzania
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African Journal of Clinical Legal Education and Access to Justice
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Academic Research Children's Rights & Education, Criminal Justice / Conflict, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition, Other, Right to Information Network of University Legal Aid Institutions. NULAI-Nigeria English World The African Journal Clinical Legal Education and Access Justice ISSN published the Network University Aid Institutions NULAI Nigeria October annually Articles commentaries contributions journal are peer assessed devoted law legal education significant research value especially developments clinical justice access sponsored John Catherine MacArthur Foundation
Ukraine Public Defender Office: Operation and Procedures
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers Criminal Justice / Conflict, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law English, Russian, Ukrainian Europe This Manual describes PDO management quality assurance performance evaluation andcontinuous training procedures and contains recommendations media relations maybecome guidance for the newly founded FLA centers offer some innovations with regardto their institutional development help shape vision mission goals ofthe entire free legal aid system Ukraine manual was produced Ukrainian Legal Aid Foundation International Renaissance Open Society Foundations
Legal Aid in Community: Manual on the Creation and Administration of the Community Law Centres
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers Legal Aid & Public Interest Law Ukrainian Legal Aid Foundation English, Russian, Ukrainian Europe this publication the Development Programme International Renaissance Foundation and OpenSociety Justice Initiative Budapest made attempt unite practical experience efforts civicsector representatives who implement their activities related providing free legal aid Ukraine Proper exercise right inseparably social development societies wherethis not properly secured people particularly vulnerable groups population are aware ofexisting statutory guarantees potentials interested application instruments forproper interaction prefers outsideoflaw means resolve theirproblems Such state things results total distrust generally judicial system inparticular single impartial regulator balance justice Ukrainians believe afair trial overwhelming majority consider that courts efficient for those whohave respective level income only With adoption Law Free Legal Aid regulations approved Cabinet Ministersof individuals given opportunity establish finance operations specializedInstitutions engaged primary involve private law entities provide such services Aselfgoverning community build make itnot nominal service but also actually effective This manual accumulates available practices creating administrating Community Centres incommunities all parties concerned government authorities local selfgovernmentauthorities public sector would able search information they may need relation legalregulation including arranging remote communities procedure andstandards ways supporting sustainable availability The authors practicing managers lawyers existing have beenworking supported since hope thatthis book will ranked high among leading guidelines helplocal selfgovernment nongovernmental organizations other improvetheir work area
Securing Women’s Rights to Land in Burundi
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Multimedia Land & Natural Resource Management, Women's Empowerment International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) English, French Middle East & Africa This video showcases the Womens Land Rights Project International Fund for Agricultural Development Burundi which helps rural women assert their legal rights land tenure Although Burundian have right inherit male family members often confiscate anyway The IFAD program raises awareness about and beneficiaries pursue cases court Click here view English French
Innovations in Rule of Law: A Compilation of Concise Essays
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Academic Research, Laws & Policies Other World Justice Project | HiiL. Juan Carlos Botero, Ronald Janse, Sam Muller and Christine Pratt, Eds. English World Executive Summary The importance the international rule law for peace fairness and economic growth generally acknowledged inside outside United Nations However there mounting scepticism regarding success promotion other organizations donors national levels during past two decades While this justified some respects risks overlooking areas where innovations have been made important insights gained tangible successes fragile more robust achieved years This publication aims highlight these through series concise papers key experts organisations area Based also prepared Innovations Rule Law Visions Policy makers summaries four sections policy recommendations can found report thereby hopes contribute debate General Assembly September subsequent discussion action states governments civil society
South African Legal Practice Bill – August 2000 Draft
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Laws & Policies Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition Government of South Africa English Middle East & Africa early draft the Legal Practice Bill which paralegals are recognized
Securing the Right to Land: An Overview on Access to Land in Asia (2nd edition)
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Land & Natural Resource Management Antonio B. Quizon, Catherine Liamzon, Nathaniel Don E. Marquez English Asia This expanded edition presents regional and country perspectives access land for the rural poor from eight countriesBangladesh Cambodia India Indonesia Nepal Pakistan Philippines Sri Lanka makes assessments reforms their implementation legal frameworks conditions necessary advance rights The publication also examines changing roles government private sector NGOs civil society influencing agrarian reform sustainable development Finally puts forward agenda actors activists pursuit more equitable Asianregion
Refugee Legal Orientation Training Manual
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-Tools for Paralegals Migrants / Refugees / Citizenship Asylum Access English Middle East & Africa, World Asylum Access Tanzanias Refugee Legal Orientation Training Manual provides advocates with guidance best practices and sample lesson plans for conducting legal orientations refugees asylum seekers This based experience providing community education will useful all trainers working Sample discuss refugee definitions durable solutions rights
Legal Protocols Relevant to Refugees in Tanzania (Swahili)
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals Migrants / Refugees / Citizenship Asylum Access Middle East & Africa This set five legal protocols are designed provide accurate information refugees Tanzania number topics that relevant including citizenship adoption arrest and detention deportation resettlement Though for the Tanzanian context can serve models other countries They also available English French version Swahili
Legal Protocols Relevant to Refugees in Tanzania (French)
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals Migrants / Refugees / Citizenship Asylum Access French Middle East & Africa This set five legal protocols are designed provide accurate information refugees Tanzania number topics that relevant including citizenship adoption arrest and detention deportation resettlement Though for the Tanzanian context can serve models other countries They also available English Kiswahili version French
Legal Protocols Relevant to Refugees in Tanzania (English)
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-Tools for Communities, -Tools for Paralegals Migrants / Refugees / Citizenship Asylum Access English Middle East & Africa This set five legal protocols are designed provide accurate information refugees Tanzania number topics that relevant including citizenship adoption arrest and detention deportation resettlement Though for the Tanzanian context can serve models other countries They also available French Kiswahili
Property Rights and Gender: A Training Toolkit
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-Tools for Paralegals Land & Natural Resource Management, Women's Empowerment International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), Uganda Land Alliance English Middle East & Africa, Middle East & Africa Property rights economically empower women creating opportunities for earning income securing their place the community and ensuring livelihoods This toolkit seeks strengthen understanding property men equal citizens Uganda where this waspiloted often are not treated addresses what have how communicate womens issues preventing from exercising The overarching goals training Increase knowledge legal Understand recognize mens equality before Ugandan law Allow exercise protect own while respecting others has five modules Rights Gender Land Law Marriage Family Inheritance Wills Women Monitoring Skills Community Worker
Manuel pratique sur le renforcement des services juridiques liés au VIH
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers Health Organisation internationale de droit du développement, Programme commun des Nations Unies sur le VIH/sida French World manuel sadresse aux personnes uvrant ltablissement renforcement dveloppement des services juridiques lis VIH est destin avant tout Aux juristes responsables tous les professionnels impliqus dans prestation pour vivant avec touches par populations cls prvoyant mettre place renforcer celles impliques prparation demandes financement destines bailleurs fonds notamment rseaux organisations dont laction centre sur qui fournissent dautres galement fonctionnaires gouvernementaux prestataires lappui technique organismes donateurs agences Nations Unies participent llaboration cadre ripostes nationales
Scaling up HIV-Related Legal Services Toolkit
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers Health International Development Law Organization (IDLO), United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS Arabic, Chinese, English World HIVrelated legal services are essential component effective national HIV responsenbsp They enable people living with and key populations have access tonbspnbsp justice for problems obtain protection redress should accessible affordable all communitiesnbsp affected the epidemicnbspnbsp However such often absent inadequate meet needs these Capacity building well guidance tools programmatic elements planning costing monitoring evaluation HIVrelatednbspnbsp service scaling programs IDLO developing disseminating practical atrisk thenbspScaling HIVRelated Legal Services Toolkit The describes eight different models delivering gives guidancenbsp how design expand contexts settings build capacitynbsp sector workers monitor evaluate mobilize resources fornbsp themDeveloped partnership UNAIDS UNDP currently published English French Chinese Arabic being disseminated more than copies across Asia Africa Middle East Latin America support work government AIDS lawyers civil society organizations manual also available Arabicnbsp Russian
Rule of Law Index
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Academic Research Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition, Other Juan Botero, Alejandro Ponce and Mark Agrast English World The WJP Rule Law Index innovative quantitative assessment tool designed the World Justice Project offer detailed and comprehensive picture extent which countries adhere rule law practice provides information original data regarding variety dimensions enables stakeholders assess nations adherence identify strengths weaknesses comparison similarly situated track changes over time
Briefing: Towards a Tanzanian Policy on Urban and Self-Settled Refugees
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Laws & Policies Migrants / Refugees / Citizenship Asylum Access, Asylum Access English Middle East & Africa This briefing argues that the Government Tanzania should adopt Policy Urban and SelfSettled Refugees Refugee allows more refugees reside outside designated settlements camps Now virtually all asylum seekers are required However many cannot because protection concerns others have ability skills live support themselves while doing some choose governments sight These selfsettled refugeesrefugees who settle either urban rural areasdo not most cases legal permission details several reasons for adoption refugee policy including addressing decisions leave decreasing population need foster selfreliance demonstrate its continued commitment international standards
No Place Called Home: A Report on Urban Refugees in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Academic Research Migrants / Refugees / Citizenship Asylum Access English Middle East & Africa Place Called Home groundbreaking report urban refugees living Dar Salaam Tanzania most are required live refugee camps where they left dependent humanitarian aid However growing urbanization the desire able find livelihoods and fear government authorities UNHCR has led settling outside These facto lack legal recognition from Government can vulnerable exploitation Published this based survey Presenting findings establishes existence population with genuine claims status permits better understanding needs concludes recommendations for improved implementation rights protection social assistance Salaams
Training Manual on Human Rights for Health Workers
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-Tools for Paralegals Health Human Rights Education Associates English, French, Russian, Spanish World This online training manual shares materials developed train health workers and human rights issues intends bridge the gap between legal conceptualisation right daily practice providing education specifically designed for The consists seven basic parts Planning suggestions programmes Opening sessions introduction participants programme Introducing essential information Health different roles relation Human mechanisms instruments protect Further relevant that not fit one above categories also available Spanish French Russian nbsp
Handbook for the Justice and Peace Commission: Best Practices of Community Legal Advice Programs, Program Assessment, and Recommendation
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic English Middle East & Africa The goal this handbook provide JPC and the Carter Center with information recommendations they expand improve Community Legal Advisor program presents best practices communitybased paralegal legal advice organizations developing economies postconflict settings Africa Asia provides constructive analysis JPCs work based comparative research fieldwork Liberia divided into two sections Part Bangladesh Kenya Malawi Mali Namibia Nigeria Philippines Sierra Leone South Zimbabwe for how can their CLA following areas supervision training case management referrals impact litigation genderbased violence GBVland disputes advocatemediator dilemma monitoring courts customary law bodies mobile clinics engaging traditional leaders sustainability nbsp
Access and Benefit Sharing E-Learning Series
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-Tools for Communities, Multimedia Cases Involving Multinational Corporations, Indigenous Issues, Land & Natural Resource Management Natural Justice English World This module aims provide introduction access and benefit sharing its implications for Indigenous peoples local communities explores the range rights responsibilities how may able realize them practice part toolkit community facilitators biocultural protocols The complete including additional elearning modules available wwwcommunityprotocolsorg Objectives gain general understanding concept identify specific provisions legal frameworks that relate multiple stakeholders highlight opportunities challenges can arise from current international framework explore utilize these support priorities plans useful your has any following close relationship with particular territory area resource Traditional knowledge about plants animals genetic resources Customary ownership stewardship use Existing potential interactions external actors such government agencies researchers orthe private sector regarding Questions concerns engage particularly traditional andor
Timap for Justice Community Paralegal Manual
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-Tools for Paralegals Community Paralegal Models Timap for Justice English Middle East & Africa This manual serves guide the work Timaps paralegals intended firstly areference and training tool for The sections herein cover skills ourparalegals must develop effectively provide justice services structure Timap asan organization workings Sierra Leonean government lawand basic human rights concepts Paralegals should keep copy this theiroffice update with supplements provided directors paralegal has broader purpose well our hope that its contents willprovide advocates elsewhere insight into methods philosophy givingthem model inform their own Our program succeeded achievingsolutions more than thousand problems poor Leoneans have beenrecognized independent institutions including World Bank International CrisisGroup developing effective methodology providing difficultand complex context experiences will useful other efforts aroundthe world More information about available wwwtimapforjusticeorg was written produced staff interns volunteersThe authors include Director CoFounder Simeon Koroma Deputy NancySesay former CoDirector Vivek Maru Lead Paralegal Daniel Sesay MattMuspratt Sawyer Abigail Moy Douglas Wyatt James Kirk Casie Copeland SonkitaConteh Lotta Teale
Khulumani Psychosocial Workshop Manual
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-Tools for Communities Criminal Justice / Conflict, Other Community Psychologist Marie-Claire Kilroe working with Khulumani Facilitators English World This manual for facilitators psychosocial workshops families affected enforced disappearances was developed Khulumani social movement South Africa the human rights Apartheidera violations
New Directions in Justice Reform
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Academic Research Anti-corruption, Other The World Bank English World This paper elaborates new directions justice reform under the World Banks updated strategy and implementation plan strengthening governance tackling corruption The Governance Anticorruption GAC points out that one functions capable state dispense recognizes institutions assist countering support oversight monitoring executives actions help ensure government accountable citizens facilitate constructive engagement between non actors also notes judiciary among those not only respond but create change sustain therules game institutional environment which development takes place sets agenda conceived terms ofactual realizations accomplishments matter users potential system more thanthe establishment what are identified right rules Section two explains why systems relevant pursuit three reviews experience date section four approach going forward proposing five strategic priorities for improving performance this important field
Legal Aid Baseline and Needs Analysis Survey – Rwanda 2007
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Academic Research Community Paralegal Models, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition Legal Aid Forum (Rwanda) Steering Committee, Ministry of Justice (Rwanda) English Middle East & Africa This study was commissioned the Legal Aid Forum collaboration with Ministry ofJustice intended provide baseline data current practices and gaps service provision order inform planning programming financing regulation legal aidservices view realising goal improved access justice The funded UNDP DIHR Norwegian Peoples Using qualitative quantitative research methods collected from respondentsand forty focus group discussions across ten districts covered survey tendistricts were purposively selected five Provinces ensure regional balance rural urban spread main units aid providers NGOs providing services private practitioners enrich key informant interviews conducted people who thought have good knowledge coverage well needs indigent persons These included prosecutors judges heads notinvolved prison administrators local district administrative authorities police commanders Focus Group Discussions held leaders andcommunity members identify country Excel Statistical Package for Social Scientist SPSS computer programmes used enter analyse while all notes taken KII FGDS analysed using thematic andcontent analysis approaches whole findings this reveal generally limited understanding specifically perspective ability pay found affectproviders plan deliver that are affordable accessible Indeed many expressed ignorance laws availability even when such existed their respective Consequently would beneficiaries unable because they not understand procedure fear court system Participants felt anumber reasons there semiurban significant number aware existence available sufficient relation demand large geographic Accessibility also related social educational means whether feel capacity process documentation presented addition participants majority Rwandans largely due costs transport required reach courts offices high fees unaffordableprofessional associated problem fact most offer complete cycle hence need referral other agencies factors combined affect accessibility affordability Bar Association University Law Clinics Sixteen one combination legalservices especially advice education Fewer offering representation largelydue limitations Geographical limitedwith being provided out located either two Kigali provinces
Evaluation of the “Providing Access to Justice – Legal Awareness at the Grassroots Level” Project- Timor Leste
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models Sally Low English Asia The Grassroots Justice Project has succeeded developing network community leaders who are well equipped provide basic paralegal services that highly relevant their communities particular model used suited the Timor Leste context project also delivered intensive programme level legal and human rights education Taken together two components have made significant contribution improved access justice for members target credit ASF its partner NGOs they identified acted need grassroots approach building rule law early lessons learned from this which groundbreaking will valuable future phases ASFs work but other actors now recognising crucial importance such materials developed team enhanced capacity whose predominantly resources area Key Recommendations Lessons Learned Community Legal Liaisons Hatutan Lei KommunidadeCLLsHLKs providing important type information mediation conflict resolution result targeting appropriate builds trust non confrontational traditional role played village hamlet chiefs likely sustainable impact way disputes resolved beyond life There evidence more effective dispute increased understanding issues referred criminal system Strengthen CLL networks with view them becoming autonomous self sustaining Conduct systematic monitoring quality CLLs enhancing professional advice aid when required Examine ways CLLS staff can facilitate obtain about cases being processed through research into current potential roles not especially women youth strengths component uses long term engagement
Street Law in Indonesia: Educational Video
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Multimedia Legal Aid & Public Interest Law Indonesian Legal Resource Center Indonesian Asia This video the documentation law school for street children developed Indonesian Legal Resource Center ILRC The program organized six houses Jakarta and surrounding areas Law School Anjal collaboration with Faculty Trisakti University Universitas Pelita Harapan Krisnadwipayana Students three universities teach Video ini merupakan dokumentasi sekolah hukum untuk anak jalanan yang dikembangkan oleh Program diselenggarakan enam rumah singgah ada dan sekitarnya Sekolah Hukum bekerjasama dengan Fakultas Pengajar dari adalah para mahasiswa ketiga perguruan tinggi tersebut English subtitles httpyoutubevbNnJYvrw nbsp httpyoutubeCTTaKwbaTTQ
The Paralegal Practice Manual: A Guide to Paralegal Roles and Techniques
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-Tools for Paralegals Community Paralegal Models Legal Aid Forum, Rwanda English Middle East & Africa The Paralegal Practice Manual has been developed for use bynbspparalegals and organisations training paralegals all over RwandanbspThis the first manual its kind specifically focusing skillsnbsprelated paralegal work This also intends relevantnbspto other countries Africa can contextualisednbspto specific continents like Europe Asia etc selfadministered fornbspany who read write Kinyarwanda EnglishnbspAll thoughts ideas are presented simple concisenbspmanner order enhance herhis skills knowledge anbspparalegal should this attached materials reference document continuous basis shouldnbspalways create time regularly update innbspparalegalism law Such selftraining willnbspensure that always uptodate informationnbspneeded facilitate effective efficient delivery legal aid services contains sample tools provides examples andnbspcase studies based real life experience with references tonbspRwandan legislation Paralegals encouraged materialnbspin their own innovative way depending objectives andnbspthe circumstances environment within which theynbspare operating designed such each section standsnbspon Depending shenbspwill extract from refer corresponding sections
Case Study Series Summary Sheet: Legal support for the implementation of Mozambique’s ‘Land Law’ and ‘Forestry and Wildlife Law’
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Land & Natural Resource Management English Middle East & Africa This onepage fact sheet provides summary the critical factors that will enable implementation Mozambiques Land Law and Forestry Wildlife September
Being Mr. Nobody
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Multimedia Indigenous Issues, Land & Natural Resource Management Dilyana Angelova, Georgi Georgiev, BILI Foundation, ABA ROLI English Europe The video was made March part the Roma Protection Prevention and Promotion Project Bulgaria implemented Bulgarian Institute for Legal Initiatives Foundation main activity under project operation legal clinic providing pro bono consultations selected communities One greatest challenges that registered paralegals working inability many people obtain identification documents current regulations address registration make issuance identity directly dependent possession property tenancy agreement
Handbook on Improving Access to Legal Aid in Africa
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Laws & Policies Criminal Justice / Conflict, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Middle East & Africa This Handbook draws together innovations and lessons learned across African countries the intricate area legal aid service delivery criminal justice system highlights many instances promising grassroots initiatives wide variety hoped that these practices will encourage stimulate further innovative efforts provide more inclusive access for all particularly poor marginalized The breadth depth information allow better adaptation specific country contexts well coordination between various participants intended toassist policymakers practitioners stakeholders considered toinclude development partners Governments bar associations NGOs grassrootsaction groups actively involved reform three ways providingthe general needed developing national deliverystrategies offering alternatives conventional models andby outlining continent some suitable forpostconflict societies
A Human Right to Legal Aid
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Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Laws & Policies Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition, Mediation/Dispute Resolution, Other Danish Institute for Human Rights Asia, Europe, Middle East & Africa, North America, Oceania This publication examines the connection between provision legal aidservices and realization human rights guarantees through series thematic countryspecic articles drawn from experiences authors countries Africa Asia Australasia Europe North America The Kyiv Declaration Right Legal Aid attached appendix this underlines responsibility Governments implement sustainable quality controlled aid programs that deliver services without discrimination all people within their jurisdictions TABLE CONTENTS IntroductionPaul Dalton Hatla Thelle DIHR CONTEXTS AND CROSSSECTIONS Human Simon Rice Access Justice Education Challenges andSuggestions Thomas Geraghty Where there lawyer strategy develop primary justiceservices Adam Stapleton CASE STUDIES ChinaChina under transition Rule Law Role Aidand Advocacy organizations Huang Jinrong Wang Fang ampHatla MalawiAccess State Services MalawiBruno Kalemba PhilippinesDevelopmental Meeting Challenge ofRelevance Responsiveness Leo Battad South AfricaHolistic Approaches Delivery African experience David McQuoid Mason UgandaRedefining Informal Mechanismsand Alternative Dispute Resolution Elinor Chemonges ZambiaThe Fostering Rights Culture andBest Practices Provision Zambiansituation Paul Mulenga IndonesiaAssessing performance courtappointed lawyers inIndonesian according international standards Uli Sihombing RussiaLegal Civil Cases Russian Federation Anton Burkov AfricaThe Promotion University Clinicsin Seehaam Samaai APPENDICES Lilongwe Accessing Criminal System XXX Commission andPeoples Adoption Republic Uganda Statutory Instrument Advocates Student Practice Regulations
Nigerian Legal Aid Act, 2011
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Laws & Policies Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition Middle East & Africa The Legal Aid Act provides for the establishment legal aid and access justice fund Through financial assistance made available Council behalf indigent citizens prosecution claims accordance with Constitution empowers responsibility operation scheme grant certain matters proceedings persons inadequate resources Paralegals are addressed Part Section states that may licenses who have undergone prescribed course paralegal services render such appropriate situations also authorizes partner otherwise engage nongovernmental organizations law clinics engaged provision entitled
Biodiversity and culture: exploring community protocols, rights and consent
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Academic Research Indigenous Issues, Land & Natural Resource Management, Other Edited by Krystyna Swiderska, Kanchi Kohli, Harry Jonas, Holly Shrumm, Wim Hiemstra, Maria Julia Oliva English World Many rural communities the global South including some million indigenous peoples are directly dependent biodiversity and related traditional knowledge for their livelihoods food security healthcare wellbeing But with loss valuable resources such climateresilient crops medicinal plants wild foods being lost Cultural diversity eroded unprecedented rate ancestral how use conserve This special issue Participatory Learning Action explores two important participatory tools that local can help defend customary rights biocultural heritage Community protocols charters rules responsibilities which set out natural land recognised national international laws Free prior informed consent FPIC processes decide whether not allow projects affecting ahead what terms The reviews experiences Asia Latin America Africa developing using these range contexts mechanisms access benefitsharing ABS genetic confronting threats from mining protected areas improving forestry partnerships also looks government establishing institutional identifies practical lessons guidance based aims strengthen capacity actors support rightsbased effectively practice provide those implementing Nagoya Protocol other resource development practitioners raise awareness importance community designed controlled
Violences sexo-spécifiques: Manuel d’outils
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-Tools for Paralegals, -Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Gender-based violence, Women's Empowerment Le Consortium Reproductive Health Response in Conflict, Reproductive Health Response in Crises Consortium French World prsent manuel est des aboutissements lInitiative mondiale trois ans pour Lutte contre les Violences sexospciques encadre par Consortium Reproductive Health Response Conict RHRC dont mission damliorer lacapacit internationale locale vue prvenir rpondre aux violences VSS dans situationsde conits postconits auprs populations rfugies dplaces Les outils ont mis point selon modlemultisectoriel programmes dcrits plus dtail page qui encourage laction sein communautconcerne coordination entre communaut concerne services sociaux sant secteurs juridiqueset scurit destine professionnels laide humanitaire lexprience sur plan laprvention rponse sont profondment engags combattreLes rpartis grandes catgories valuation prliminaire conception programme suivi etvaluation lvaluation visent sensibiliser nature lampleur VSSdans contexte donn aident collecter linformation attitudes comportements locaux concernant dterminer lexistence existants lacunes ces servent mettre pied raliser projets datteindre buts souhaits amliorer pratiques recrutement dvaluation valuer lefcacit reconnatre tendances frquentationprestation desservices court long terme dajuster ventuellement sera utilis conjointement avec dautres ressources accessibles site Web wwwrhrcorggbv Notons propos Sexual and GenderBased Violence against Refugees Returneesand Internally Displaced Persons Guidelines for Prevention Haut Commissariat Rfugis mai Genderbased Emerging Issues Programs Serving Populations Ces dutilisation internationaux lexpriencedans domaine communauts lesquelles ils interviennent principe ceux utilisant outilsreprsenteront toute une gamme comptences dexpertise cest raison laquelle nous avons cherch lesrendre aussi conviviale que possible vaste public Seule exception cette approche convivialele projet loutil lenqute prvalence compris rfrence planier larecherche mais devra tre disposent dune solide exprience recherchedans prfrence consultation Chaque outil chaque section compte introduction explique lobjectif lapplication Desrecommandations donnes mesure peut modi ajustpour besoins local gure liste lecturessupplmentaires
ماذا يعني المجتمع امدني (What does Civil Society mean? )
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Multimedia Egyptian Union of Liberal Youth (EULY) Arabic Middle East & Africa, Middle East & Africa, World advocacy campaign for Vibrant and Free Civil Society nbsp httpyoutubejgTCqHLwpF
Monitoring and Evaluation System for the Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA)
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Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Anti-corruption, Community Paralegal Models Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA), TAWLA M&E officers English Middle East & Africa TAWLA developed this monitoring and evaluation plan deliver results for the strategic deal with efficiency growth organisation This tool has helped function coordinate well develop improve implementation its project work progress hope learn more from other organisations MampE plans our projects also ensures revision
la reglementation nationale Tunisienne en matiere de l´environnement
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Case Studies & Impact Assessments Land & Natural Resource Management Ministere de l´environnement French Middle East & Africa preparation dun guide national contenant les textes loi relatifs protection lenvironnement des ressources naturelles qui reglemente toutes activites ayants impacts sur
Instruments Juridiques pour la sécurisation des droits fonciers des populations à la base: Un guide pour les élus et les populations locales
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-Tools for Communities Land & Natural Resource Management French Middle East & Africa guide est produit dans cadre Programme Legal Tools outils Juridiques pour scurisation des droits daccs aux ressources naturelles communauts initi par lInstitut International lEnvironnement Dveloppement IIED partenariat avec Innovations Environnement Afrique IED vise mettre disposition populations base juridiques simples auxquels elles peuvent faire recours lorsquelles sentent que leurs sur foncier les autres sont menacs fait larrive dinvestissements privs domaine tourisme Comme sait investissements caractre touristique ncessitent quelquefois lacquisition grandes superficies terres zones terroirs consquent important soient outilles connatre dfendre lorsque totalement partiellement affectes investisseurs destin lus locaux animateurs veut pratique Pour rendre accessible nous lavons conu sous forme questionsrponses format illustr Toutes questions quil contient ont recueillies auprs travers forums tenus rurales Dias Yne Sindia Centre Mampuya durable faut rappeler sappuie processus qui avait lanc programme russir dcentralisation intgrer conventions locales activits inities
Namibia Access to Justice Paralegal Manual
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-Tools for Paralegals Community Paralegal Models English Middle East & Africa This manual for paralegals Namibia developed the Paralegal Association DLA PiperNew Perimeter LLC and University Maryland School Law outlines role well key skills divided into following chapters PART THE ROLE PARALEGAL Chapter The Importance Paralegals Republic PRACTICAL SKILLS FOR PARALEGALS Practical Skills NAMIBIAN SUBSTANTIVE LAW Labour Employment Workers Compensation Discrimination Marriage Divorce Domestic Violence Rape HIV AIDS Wills Inheritance Motor Vehicle Accidents Social Grants CONSTITUTION AND CITIZENSHIP Namibian Constitution Bill Rights Courts Legal Profession Citizenship Public Participation APPENDICES Appendix Code Conduct Members DictionaryGlossary Index Forms
CitizenshipWorks – Naturalization Resources
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Multimedia Other English, Spanish North America CitizenshipWorks provides easytouse online tools help low and moderateincome individuals answer important questions about their eligibility for naturalization better understand the process prepare tests The toolkit includes interactive onlineinterview eligibilityfor selfpaced interactivetutorial that explains processstepbystep onlinetutorial applicants Links otherresources information citizenship naturalizationavailable also resources nonprofits provide free cost application services you are nonprofit interested learning more please email atinfoimmigrationadvocatesorg Partners Immigration Advocates Network IAN collaborative effort leading national immigration advocacy legal support organizations designed increase access justice lowincome immigrants develops supports innovative webbased pro bono advocates moderate income they serve Immigrant Legal Resource Center ILRC resource center trainings educational materials advance immigrant rights mission work with educate community sector continue build democratic society values diversity all people
Poverty Reduction and Pro-Poor Growth: The Role of Empowerment
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Academic Research Poverty Reduction English World the decisions and actions poor people themselves that will bring about sustainable improvements their lives livelihoods Inequitable power relations exclude from decisionmaking prevent them taking actionPoor women men need gain exert influence over political economic social processes determine all too often constrain livelihood opportunities Sustainable poverty reduction needs both agents beneficiaries growth directly participate contribute benefit Strengthening peoples organisations providing with more control assets promoting governance improve terms which they engage markets This empowerment combined make much effective reducing report aims build donor understanding empowermentand presents good practice how donors can support through development assistance Itpresents Policy Guidance Note ten Good Practice Notes sectorspecific practical advice Chapter specifically focuses legal its relation propoor
Moving Forward with the Legal Empowerment of Women in Pakistan
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Academic Research Women's Empowerment English Asia There are variety contexts which the empowerment ofwomen Pakistan can considered but none more criticalthan law How womens legal rights framed fundamentalto considering how best advance empowermentAfter situating this SpecialReport reviews key features recent legislation affectingwomens explores controversies surrounding thislegislation and elaborates ongoing challenges developfurther particularly light opposition fromIslamist groups While women inPakistan has seen progress far must done enablethe laws passed implemented bring intoconformity with goals ideals Committee onthe Elimination Discrimination Against Women CEDAW andsecure environment where have viable choices their own lives nbsp
Customary Justice: From Program Design to Impact Evaluation
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Academic Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Customary Justice Systems, Indigenous Issues Erica Harper English World This book intended provide guidance international and national actors the potential role customary justice systems fostering rule law access postconflict postdisaster development contexts The wishes provoke thought among practitioners about objectives interventions encourage critical assessments criteria which programming decisions are made tools assist gauging extent having positive impact
Legal Empowerment: Practitioner’s Perspectives
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models, Criminal Justice / Conflict, Customary Justice Systems, Gender-based violence, Health, Land & Natural Resource Management, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Poverty Reduction, Women's Empowerment International Development Law Organization (IDLO) English World This edited book legal empowerment approaches justice and development ways that benefit the poor other disadvantaged populations part IDLO series Lessons Learned Narrative Accounts Legal Reform Developing Transition Countries Consistent with animating question this seeks identify reform success stories try understand what accounts for such favorable outcomes Contents What Empowerment Introduction Stephen Golub Taking rules game seriously mainstreaming developmentnbspThe world banks program Caroline Sage Nicholas Menzies Michael Woolcock Empowering access criminal grassroots perspective Adam Stapleton The mystery empowermentnbsplivelihoods community Bolivia Tiernan Mennen Allies unknown social accountability Vivek Maru Justice reforms new frontier engaging customary systemsnbspto legally empower Ewa Wojkowska Johanna Cunningham after dictatorship conflictnbsplegal transitions transitional Jamie OConnell Supporting stability case study NGO services postconflict BosniaHerzegovina Dan Manning Promoting aftermath disasternbspan evaluation posttsunami assistance initiatives Indonesia Erica Harper unwed mothersnbspExperiences Moroccan NGOs Stephanie Willman Bordat Saida Kouzzi Womens inheritance property rights vehicle accelerate progressnbsptowards achievement Millennium Development Goals Nina Berg Haley Horan Deena Patel Land Rights GoalsnbspHow approach can make difference Hamid Rashid Securing land rural experiences Jeffrey Hatcher Lucia Palombi Paul Mathieu Increasing local voice natural resource investmentnbspa Lorenzo Cotula without accountabilitynbsppromoting children Anne Grandjean HIV David Stephens Mia Urbano
Land Matrix
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Multimedia Land & Natural Resource Management English, French, Spanish World The Land Matrix online public database largescale land deals provides visualisation records documenting since data you can explore represent about the entire base remaining are being crosschecked and added together with new provided ongoing basis visualisations offer overview well giving full access down level individual deal interface factual information systematic clear visual accessible format facilitates collection representation encourages citizens researchers governments companies provide improve quality regular analysis phenomenon You through different entry points ranging from summaries that give insights content direct for more indepth exploration
Curriculum National de Formation du Parajuriste au Mali
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Caring for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Emergencies: Participant Manual
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-Tools for Paralegals Gender-based violence English World This workshop designed introduce participants new resource related addressing genderbased violence conflict and other emergency affected contexts The Caring for Survivors Training assist all professionals who come into direct contact with survivors understand key concepts apply basic engagement skills that promote the safety wellbeing Objectives working including gender GBV multisectoral programming review possible biopsychosocial consequences needs provide regardless their professional responsibilities practical methods communicating increase survivor comfort facilitate coping thorough understanding dynamics physical psychosocial sexual conflictaffected areas settings tools use survivorcentred when engaging childsurvivors practise contextspecific roles information different actors about protection activities justice mechanisms involving
Caring for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Emergencies: Facilitator Manual
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-Tools for Paralegals Gender-based violence English World The Caring for Survivors training manual provides information and skill development various aspects related communication engagement with sexual violence survivors conflictaffected countries complex emergencies also focuses medical treatment designed professional health care providers such physicians workers well members the legal profession police womens groups other concerned community teachers religious divided two parts first part all participants who deal different sectors contexts goal these general psychosocial modules Module that will understand impact know how respond levels They empowered demonstrate within their respective responsibilities survivorcentred attitude use skills taught ensure protection both physical Finally they learn can themselves engage settings healthworkers only focus clinical management rape Through provision develop technical knowledge order provide after Although curriculum prioritizes importance recovery recognizes evidence collection particularly testimony survivor objective documentation has been developed basis international research experiences tools instruments prepared agencies NGOs
Empowering the people: Dnipropetrovsk region
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Empowering the people: Kherson region
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Multimedia Land & Natural Resource Management English, Ukrainian Europe Stara Zburyivka village Kherson region Local officials illegally distributed hectares the best land that belongs community shills The head who filed lawsuit against them was imprisoned Farmers united founded selfdefence committee and started defend their rights defence farmers are aided Community Law Center Regional Charity Health Fund created under support International Renaissance Foundation cooperation with Open Society Justice Initiative Budapest within Legal Empowerment Poor Ukraine provides legal assistance three other local villages also assists Victor Marunyak court hearings still Now there Centers Ukrainian English subtitles httpvimeocom
Empowering the People: Lugansk Region
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Multimedia Land & Natural Resource Management English, Ukrainian Europe This video was produced the partners initiative Legal Empowerment Poor supported International Renaissance Foundation The plot illustrates work Community Law Center Novopskov and Novopskovskomu district Lugansk region support community initiatives create service cooperatives milk processors Ukrainian with English subtitles httpvimeocom
Implementation of General Assembly resolution 64/215 on legal empowerment of the poor and eradication of poverty
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Other Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition, Other English World The present report submitted pursuant General Assembly resolution finds that expanding access justice and the rule law important forpoverty reduction achievement internationally agreed development goalsLegal empowerment poor requires improvements administration ofjustice expansion identity birth registration well repeal lawsthat impede from exercising their rights Key legal instruments for povertyreduction include propoor property land assets employmentpolicy regulatory frameworks protect labour increase employment afair inclusive socially responsible private sector quality education andtraining target vulnerable populations particular Furthermore internationalcooperation efforts should cognizant conducive Finally national local contexts including traditional informaldispute mechanisms must considered any reforms aimed atempowering people living poverty
Access to Justice Assessments in the Asia Pacific: A Review of Experiences and Tools from the Region
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition English Asia, Asia This publication result comprehensive study over access justice assessments led UNDP well some external assessment conducted between and countries namely Bangladesh Cambodia India Indonesia Lao Peoples Democratic Republic Maldives Mongolia Nepal Pakistan Philippines Sri Lanka Thailand TimorLeste Vanuatu Vietnam The provides case studies analyses the approaches strategies methodologies tools used various Its ultimate purpose assist practitioners conducting improving their region elsewhere report has three parts Part One Chapters discusses concept basics application human rightsbased approach lays out why how assess can serve means understanding identifying peoples needs barriers accessing capacity gaps structural problems encompassing legal social economic political cultural challenges Two Chapter reviews key considerations for effective Access Justice Assessments contends that each unique context specific thus uniform methodology successful neither possible nor necessary same time notes decades worth does provide general ensure effectiveness efficiency credibility acceptance Three includes analysis including conceptual objectives results suggestions may useful with examples also contains extensive appendixes questionnaires employed different capture reality varying situations contexts people this guide accessto
Guidelines for Combating Child Labor Among Indigenous and Tribal Peoples
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Academic Research Children's Rights & Education, Indigenous Issues English World The following guidelines have been elaborated orderto provide practical guidance ILO staff and partnerson how address the specic needs rights ofindigenous peoples thus combat child labouramong indigenous children elaboration was undertaken incollaboration between two specialised programmes ILOThe International Programme Eliminate ChildLabour IPEC andThe Promote Policy onIndigenous Tribal Peoples PRO should seen supplement thevery comprehensive IPECTime Bound TBP which constitutean important frame reference many casescan used work towards elimination labour However guidelinesaddress general not take intoaccount specicities andtheir These call for considerationsapproaches solutions nbsp
Sierra Leone Legal Aid Bill, 2011
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Laws & Policies Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition Middle East & Africa Draft Sierra Leones Legal Aid Bill approved Office the AttorneyGeneral The recognizes contributions paralegals national justice system and was reviewed Judges Committee useful resource for groups developing legislation advocating state recognition
Application of Convention 169 Casebook
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Case Studies & Impact Assessments Indigenous Issues English Latin America This casebook compiles selection judicial decisions which ILO convention hasbeen relied upon from the interAmerican human rights bodies and ten countries theregion The case summaries are presented standardized manner identifying country courtthe judgment summary facts giving rise legal arguments andthe courts decision with emphasis role Convention casesummaries also include list provisions applied excerpts particularly relevantparagraphs final section comments importance theinnovations that introduces relation application some cases made interpretation Whererelevant references then reports supervisory bodiesdealing issues similar those raised court All supervisorybodies referred may consulted Applis iloleX databases available ILOwebsite wwwiloorgnormes
Obligation Ignored: Why International Law Requires the United States to Provide Adequate Civil Legal Aid, What the United States is Doing Instead, and How Legal Empowerment Can Help
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Academic Research Community Paralegal Models, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition, Poverty Reduction English North America, World law review article arguing that the has international legal obligation provide adequate civil aid setting forth nature and scope proposing empowerment techniques way meet
Des droits au coeur du “village”: le travail des parajuristes au Mali
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Academic Research Community Paralegal Models Leandro Varison French Middle East & Africa, Middle East & Africa article dcrit les mthodes modes travail des parajuristes Mali sagit dfinir fonction ltat droit manire crative cratif est mis place par villageois choisis leurs communauts pour suivre une formation qui leur permettra dinformer orienter population village Lauteur conclut que parajuridisme connu dveloppement considrable revanche lampleur son action entrane complexits auxquelles devront rpondre Pour conclure selon lauteur connat rsultats favorables lmancipation conquiert citoyennet plus active biais dun nouveau Selon lui ses prolongements nous montreront sauront viter piges monisme totalisant uniformisant
民间组织项目运作: 学员手册 (NGO Program Operation: Student Handbook)
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Other Chinese Asia, World NGO Program Operation Planning Fundraising and Participatory Management student handbook for fourday capacity building module The covers issues such tools the evaluation development rural programs principles strategies sources fundraising management funding Each lesson contains goals order activities lecture contentnotes Chinese
草根组织启动: 教师手册 (Launching a Grassroots Organization: Teacher’s Handbook)
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers Other Chinese Asia, World This tool Launching Grassroots Organization Social Vision Action and Community Participation Teachers Handbook that outlines day capacity building module for NGOs The includes lesson plans each topic including objectives student achievement goals discussionactivity guides appendix gives examples course pretest case study materials can used range Chinese
让法律为每一个人服务 (Making the Law Work for Everyone)
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Labor / Employment, Land & Natural Resource Management Chinese World Making the Law Work for Everyone Chinese version final report United Nations Commission Legal Empowerment Poor
致穷人的司法:自下而上的法律发展合作 (Justice for the Poor: Bottom-up Legal Development Cooperation)
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Academic Research Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Poverty Reduction Chinese Asia, World This article Justice for the Poor Bottomup Legal Development Cooperation explores connections between ideas legal empowerment access justice rule law reform and grassroots work Chinese
A Legal Empowerment Strategy for Latin American Poor: A Reading of the National Consultations of the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor
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Academic Research Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition, Other Adriana Ruiz-Restrepo English Latin America Based reading the national consultations independentCommission Legal Empowerment Poor Latin America thispaper argues that empowerment strategies based law must begin inthe realm governance and poor according voices fromthe ground require specific for interventions regard poverty reduction responsiveness state andthrough fostering bottomup topdown communicationswithin development process Only then argued will formalrules rights justice gain relevance Finally paperargues legal strategy regionthat line with UNDPs role catalyst systemic change throughthe implementation networks policy makers professionalsand civil society members
什么是法律赋权?(What is Legal Empowerment?)
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Academic Research Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Poverty Reduction Chinese Asia, World This article entitled What Legal Empowerment International Development Cooperation and Access Justice provides overview the evolution field Special emphasis given Asian Bank Commission Poor Chinese
Outreach legal services to people with complex needs: What works?
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-Tools for Paralegals, Academic Research Community Paralegal Models, Indigenous Issues, Other Suzie Forell and Abigail Gray, Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales English Europe, World This paper reviews outreach model legal service delivery disadvantaged people with complex needs define services face assistance and advice delivered away from the primary serviceoffice places accessible target group Telephone based excluded this review focus who are marginalised socially result issues such homelessness disability unresolved mental health Indigenous status severe financial hardship unemployment remote location Their may over above their Service providers significant challenges providing People facing disadvantage often have multiple interrelated including tend not approach for particular difficulties working lawyers address problems Grunseit Coumarelos Forell Issues crisis point before clients reach due sometimes chaotic lives documents capacity required work adviser problem hand Outreach strategy commonly employed public assist see Legal Aid NSW broad range provided under banner For example include welfare agencies pro bono clinics homeless regular sessions run community centres locations civil family law Aboriginal Services Our initial analysis literature indicated that number individual programs been evaluated debt which provide The purpose report draw together best available evidence across these studies order practical information currently deliver considering option
Legal Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions Survey
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Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition English Middle East & Africa, World This survey was developed the Open Society Justice Initiative and BRAC for scaleup justice services Sierra Leone measures knowledge attitudes perceptions participants towards system
Community-Based Paralegals: A Practitioner’s Guide
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models World Paralegals can powerful tool justice helping resolve disputes and empower individual clients whole communities Living working the they serve communitybased paralegals combine their knowledge formal system with mediation community education help poor marginalized address problems Less expensive than lawyers often able generate results outside more quickly legal process are especially effective transitional postconflict developing countries Sierra Leone for examplewhere there only judges about meet needs over three million peopleparalegals land negotiate divorce settlements hold government officials accountable Perhaps importantly educate rights increasing citizens agency them demand from governments This howto guide provides information all aspects establishing operating paralegal program assessing communitys training resolving The book includes case studies curricula client intake forms other materials drawn programs Cambodia Hungary Philippines elsewhere CommunityBased Practitioners Guide should useful anyone who wants start new improve existing one learn empowerment
Regulation on Paralegals- Republic of Moldova (Russian)
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Laws & Policies Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition Russian Europe The Regulation paralegals was adopted the National Legal Aid Council and published regulation defines paralegal person highly respected local community with incomplete legal studies complete higher education tertiary who not practicing lawyer after special training qualified provide primary state guaranteed aid members paid budget further establishes rules regarding selection hiring for providing relations its Territorial Offices well process quality assurance reporting monitoring evaluation date there are only Moldova that were funded Soros FoundationMoldova support Swedish Government Sida during pilot project For HRGGP OSI supporting out funds have yet been committed but efforts ongoing respect refers role provider leaving outside other empowering activities piloted has general clause namely ensured accreditation scheme still needs developed quite detailed remains seen how practical Overall good step advance establishment
Access to Justice and Legal Aid in East Africa
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Academic Research, Laws & Policies Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition English Middle East & Africa This report which has been carried out the Danish Institute for Human Rightsbased cooperation with East Africa Law Society presents comparativeanalysis access justice and legal aid Kenya Uganda Tanzania The studyis part followup process December Kigali Conference Accessto Justice Legal Aid organised HumanRights Rwandan Forum whichsought address challenges within African context achieving goals ofthe Kyiv Declaration Right present should also understood light other important initiatives undertaken field including Lilongwe organisedby Penal Reform International main purpose this study identify trends provision inKenya description practicesused region identification linkages between various providers provides platform offering recommendations forthe stakeholders way planning base advocacy strategies improved countries covered particular regard strengthening coordination betweenthe
A Framework for Strengthening Access to Justice in Indonesia
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Laws & Policies Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition English Asia Consolidating current Government Indonesia policy access justice into clear andcoherent National Strategy with concrete action plan will build stronger justiceinstitutions reduce poverty and empower communities take control their own livesand turn iii enhance national security This briefing note intended assist the Working Group members defining scope ofthe
Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice
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Academic Research Women's Empowerment English World What are the legal frameworks place ensure womens rights and access justice How these laws translate into equality practice interventions needed make reality rather than aspiration for women These some questions considered this first major Women report demonstrates that whilst collectively desired individually defined experienced around world measures progress sets out challenges must overcome order realise power law shape societies better The divided five main sections chain pluralism during after conflict gender Millennium Development Goals There also annexes containing range quantitative data selection groundbreaking cases have changed lives Each section uses case study examples engaging visualisation concludes with ten recommendations systems work Support organisations onestop shops specialised services reduce attrition Implement gendersensitive reform Use quotas boost number legislators Put front line enforcement Train judges monitor decisions Increase courts truth commissions genderresponsive reparations programmes Invest heart Chapter Legal Pluralism Justice outlines empowerment community based paralegal programs help navigate plural
Regulation on Paralegals, Republic of Moldova (Romanian)
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Laws & Policies Community Paralegal Models, Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition Romanian Europe, Europe The Regulation paralegals was adopted the National Legal Aid Council and published regulation defines paralegal person highly respected local community with incomplete legal studies complete higher education tertiary who not practicing lawyer after special training qualified provide primary state guaranteed aid members paid budget further establishes rules regarding selection hiring for providing relations its Territorial Offices well process quality assurance reporting monitoring evaluation date there are only Moldova that were funded Soros FoundationMoldova support Swedish Government Sida during pilot project For HRGGP OSI supporting out funds have yet been committed but efforts ongoing respect refers role provider leaving outside other empowering activities piloted has general clause namely ensured accreditation scheme still needs developed quite detailed remains seen how practical Overall good step advance establishment
NREGA in Katni – Guaranteed Jobs or Guaranteed Corruption
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Case Studies & Impact Assessments Anti-corruption, Right to Information English Asia While the dedicated website National Rural Employment Guarantee Act httpnreganicin contains stories successful implementation different parts country for people living villages Katni corruption and mismanagement are only guarantee This report compiled Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative highlights several these grievances
Background Paper on Access to Justice Indicators in the Asia-Pacific Region
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Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Other English Asia, Asia This paper initial attempt develop indicators that can utilized forcomparing access justice the AsiaPacific region These wereadopted and collated from array sources include governmental civilsociety international development organizations The therightsbased approach framework developed UNDP JusticeInitiative dimensions for categorization these nbsp
Video Resources on ILO Convention No. 169
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Multimedia Indigenous Issues English World collection videos expert commentary surrounding indigenous issues and rights under ILO Convention Topics include identity Africa implementation use processes for enforcing the other topics Videos are available streaming download high low bandwidth resolution
Programming for Justice: Access for All- A Practitioner’s Guide to a Human Rights-Based Approach to Access to Justice
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-Tools for Program Directors / Designers, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Other English World Drawing experiences and lessons learned from different access justice interventions within the AsiaPacific sometimes beyond this Practitioners Guide discusses wide range obstacles capacity development strategies enhance The formal informal systems legal aid empowerment well specific facing disadvantaged groups those conflict situations terms their ability are all examined sections guide Main include Methods combining goals scope sector line with human rightsbased approaches step plan for practitioners develop programmes involving steps such clear definition prioritisation ensuring participation Tailored responses problems designed demonstrated
Community Legal Teaching for Street Children Communities in Jakarta
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“Too Far Removed from the People-” Access to Justice for the Poor: The Case of Latin America
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Academic Research Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Other, Poverty Reduction Roberto Gargarella English Latin America This paper discusses access justice for the poor Latin American countries takes its cue from legal paradox provisions economic and social rights are generously incorporated into framework most yet they score poorly terms accommodating those The author enumerates problems facing when seeking redress through court system lack information high costs corruption excessive formalism fear mistrust inordinate delays geographical distance While acknowledging significance these obstacles goes discuss very structure judiciaries deliberately insulated populace points representation bench significant minorities especially underprivileged fact that judiciary basically reactive institution which has frustrated activism rulings final part reviews informal mechanisms local level gradual acknowledgement such approaches formal institutions
Indigenous Children and Child Labor
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Right to Information restores people’s right to water in Keolari
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“Stealing Money Meant for Children”- Right to Information
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Case Studies & Impact Assessments Anti-corruption, Children's Rights & Education, Right to Information English Asia twopart story compiled the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative uncovering corruption Indus Child Labor Project educational organization for child laborers funded International Organization
Yogakshemam Vahāmyaham: At Snail’s Pace, Unless You Prod Me With Right to Information
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Case Studies & Impact Assessments Right to Information English Asia compelling case study about the misuse Indias Right Information Act settle grievances The story widows experience with her husbands life insurance company after his death
Right to Information helps a youth get his due
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Case Studies & Impact Assessments Labor / Employment, Right to Information English Asia Deepak Vishwakarma lives village Dharwara Katni district Madhya Pradesh His father was employed with the Public Works Department State Government time keeper passed away while service The has policy providing employment member bereaved family compassionate grounds such cases eldest son only years old his fathers death could not avail himself this job opportunity Deepaks mother assured that would given government soon Class XII exams Download tool find out how case turned nbsp
The Right to Information: An Aid for Litigation
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Case Studies & Impact Assessments Cases Involving Multinational Corporations, Criminal Justice / Conflict, Family / Domestic Disputes, Health, Labor / Employment, Land & Natural Resource Management, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Right to Information English Asia Case studies the use right information RTI for litigation India Cases discussed include issues such environment family matters licenses permits and authorizations land housing criminal law recruitment rights marginalized access court records
Compliance with the Right to Information Act: A Survey
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Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Right to Information English Asia Despite the implementation Right Information Act India there perception among civil society organizations that public authorities are still lagging terms compliance with law CHRI and Nagarik Adhikar Kendra Kalol designed this survey assess their obligations under RTI Panchmahals district
RTI revives Panchayat Social Justice Committees in Gujarat
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The Land Security Agenda: How Investor Risks in Farmland Create Opportunities for Sustainability
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Academic Research Land & Natural Resource Management English World This report the Earth Security Initiative puts question arable land center new security agenda The risks national economies political stability and social cohesion argues must now acknowledged dealt with interest farmland commodities investments accelerates over next decade risk management for investors governments focus creating longterm value shows interdependence that soil resilience human rights access water has these why all three considered together within single framework introduces action which seeks mobilize Investors manage their portfolios opportunities create people performance reviews fund managers preinvestment duediligence processes integrate criteria Governments regulate acquisitions according applying them domestic foreign alike Transparency trends enables civil society assess nations customary held communities are fully recognized ensuring own assets condition prosperity
Audit of Key Legislation in Ghana for Information Access Opportunities
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Laws & Policies Right to Information English Middle East & Africa The focus this research examine existing Ghanaian sources law relating access information While article the Constitution Republic Ghana guarantees every person right subject qualifications and such laws are necessary democratic society there enabling legislation yet time writing report Right Information RTI Bill under consideration Parliament absence enactment however that support facilitate grant certain government documents public officials political figures etc These found itself Acts subsidiary hoped collation can serve useful purpose for civil activists their efforts critical which may used hold accountable make claims demands well relevant nonstate actors they interim pending passage also standard measure rights new would guarantee Ghanaians Identifying these provisions harmonising all into uniform regime when proposed becomes
The Power of Using the Right to Information Act in Bangladesh
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Academic Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Health, Right to Information English Asia This report documents the experiences NGOs working field and how RTI Act has had impact individuals The fifteen stories included highlight processes through which people requested obtained used information well immediate Right Information Bangladesh was passed March order for achieve its potential critical that effectively implemented
Legal Empowerment for Women and Disadvantaged Groups
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Poverty Reduction, Women's Empowerment English Asia This report features three pilot projects Bangladesh Indonesia and Pakistan overview the Asian Development Banks technical assistance for legal empowerment addition methods measuring impact programs also addressed project evaluation included starts page
The PLC Manual – A Manual for Paralegals Conducting Paralegal Aid Clinics (PLCs) in Prisons
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Case Study: Discrimination and violation of the right to education- Guatemala
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments, Other Children's Rights & Education English Latin America report the situation education and discrimination against indigenous people Guatemala prepared for Durban Review
What is Bail Poster
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Measuring progress toward safety and justice: a global guide to the design of performance indicators across the justice sector
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Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Criminal Justice / Conflict, Other Vera Institute of Justice English World This guide the design performance indicators written for government officials and program managers around world who want improve delivery safety security access justice Produced Vera Institute Justice
Video: Lawyer for the People
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Legal Aid Bill- Indonesia
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Laws & Policies Legal Aid Policies & Paralegal Recognition Asia Text the draft Indonesian Law recognizing access justice and protection human rights guaranteed State
Analyzing education budgets through the lens of human rights: A two step process
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The Missing Link: Human Rights Advocacy and Gender Equality in Schools
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Academic Research Children's Rights & Education, Women's Empowerment English World Paper presented the UNGEI Global Conference Engendering Empowerment Education and Equality Dakar Senegal May
Background Paper on Access to Justice Indicators in the Asia-Pacific Region
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Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Other English Asia This paper reviews the indicators used measure impacts and processes access justice justicerelated programs across AsiaPacific region their limitations assess improvements poor disadvantaged groups
Indonesia’s Revitalization of Legal Aid (RLA) Program: Strengthening Legal Services for the Poor
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Community Paralegal Models, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Poverty Reduction English Asia Revitalization Legal Aid RLA projectworking improve access justice for poor communities Indonesia provides legal aid through posko posts This brief report reviews the program case study and underscores lessons learned implementation empowerment programs
Right to Education Indicators Concept Paper
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Academic Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Tools Children's Rights & Education, Health English World This Concept Paper outlines the broader issues which have been addressed order establish set right education indicators based framework developed Katarina Tomaevski former Special Rapporteur explains choices made when developing these and discusses human rights with focus
Guardianship, Inheritance and Land Law in Post-Tsunami Aceh
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Academic Research Family / Domestic Disputes, Land & Natural Resource Management, Women's Empowerment English Asia This guidebook details the legal principles processes and institutions relevant resolution land inheritance guardianship disputes posttsunami Aceh There particular focus laws applicable Muslims who make majority population Teh intends practical tool assist tsunamiaffected communities deal with problems
A Framework for Strengthening Access to Justice in Indonesia
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The Right to Education
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Barriers to Justice in Sierra Leone
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Academic Research Criminal Justice / Conflict, Poverty Reduction, Women's Empowerment Pamela Dale English Middle East & Africa This article brief review access justice Sierra Leone Pamela Dale concludes that comprehensive approach reform requires understanding and engagement with customary systems
Promoting Rights in Schools
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Brief on human rights and the right to education in emergencies
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Academic Research Children's Rights & Education English World Input the revision Interagency Network for Education Emergencies Minimum Standards Handbook
Video: Incubator for Justice presentation – Fred Rooney
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Multimedia Labor / Employment, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Poverty Reduction English North America March video Fred Rooneys presentation Thomas Jefferson Law School how the Incubator for Justice was created CUNY first nation business incubator alumni Unlike other incubatorbusiness models Laws has twin goal helping lawyers learn run their own law practicewhile them become lowincome communities that often lack access outstanding lowcost legal representation Recommended
CLRN Incubator: Beyond a Legal Education
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Other Labor / Employment, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Poverty Reduction English North America Article CUNY Laws business incubator program for alumni Law created the first nation Unlike other incubatorbusiness models Incubator Justice has twin goal helping lawyers learn how run their own law practicewhile them become lowincome communities that often lack access outstanding lowcost legal representation Recommended
CUNY to Train Start-Up Lawyers in Business Basics to Enhance Justice
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Incubators give birth to flocks of solo practitioners
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CUNY Incubator Program to Help New Law Grads Go Solo Is Now a Model for Other Schools
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Other Labor / Employment, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Poverty Reduction English North America Article CUNY Laws Incubator program and how other law schools the are following model These programs aim help students establish small practice Published ABA Journal Recommended for Justice
Pace Plans ‘Legal Residency Program’
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Other Labor / Employment, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law English North America This article reviews recent schoolsupported law firms legal residency programs schools such Pace Law School and City University New York Includes information Incubator for Justice part CUNYs Community Legal Resource Network Published the Journal CUNY created first nation business incubator alumni Unlike other incubatorbusiness models Laws has twin goal helping lawyers learn how run their own practicewhile them become lowincome communities that often lack access outstanding lowcost representation Recommended
Majority in US can’t afford to hire lawyers
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Other Labor / Employment, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Poverty Reduction English North America News article about economic constraints related access justice the United States Published Sakal Times India Recommended Incubator for Justice
SLS plans incubators for creating law entrepreneurs
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Other Labor / Employment, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Poverty Reduction English North America Article about The Symbiosis Law School SLS and City University New York CUNY coming together start program for lawyers committed community service Published the Sakal Times created first nation business incubator alumni Unlike other incubatorbusiness models Laws Incubator Justice has twin goal helping learn how run their own law practicewhile them become lowincome communities that often lack access outstanding lowcost legal representation Recommended
NewsMaker Interview — Fred Rooney on the CUNY Incubator
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Other Labor / Employment, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Poverty Reduction English North America Newsmaker Interview with Fred Rooneyof CUNY Law School Rooneydirects CUNYs Community Legal Resource Netowrk and along Sue Bryant created the Incubator for Justice program Recommended
New incubator helps new lawyers start solo practices
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Other Labor / Employment, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Poverty Reduction English North America article the Columbus Bar Associationsyearlong lawyer incubator Inc Published The Dispatch Recommended Incubator for Justice
Lawyers Learn How to Be Businesslike
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Other Labor / Employment, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Poverty Reduction English North America Article reviews CUNY Laws Incubator program which offers training new lawyers aspects running private practice including needed business knowledge Published the New York Times Law created first nation incubator for alumni Unlike other incubatorbusiness models Justice has twin goal helping learn how run their own law practicewhile them become lowincome communities that often lack access outstanding lowcost legal representation Recommended
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Other Labor / Employment, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Poverty Reduction English North America Post from the Law Librarian Blog about law school incubator programs that are designed help grads launch careers solo practitioners CUNY created first nation business for alumni Unlike other incubatorbusiness models Laws Incubator Justice has twin goal helping lawyers learn how run their own practicewhile them become lowincome communities often lack access outstanding lowcost legal representation Recommended
Blog: How Do You Make It Work as a Sole Practitioner?
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Other Labor / Employment, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Poverty Reduction English North America Article CUNY Laws program that encourages grads start solo practices their own communities where theres need for lawyers and many residents cant afford legal services Published the Wall Street Journal Law created first nation business incubator alumni Unlike other incubatorbusiness models Incubator Justice has twin goal helping learn how run law practicewhile them become lowincome often lack access outstanding lowcost representation Recommended
Are Law Schools About To Start Teaching Law Students How To Practice Law?
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Guia Metodológica para la Formación de Paralegales Comunitarios
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Making Law Work: Restructuring Land Relations in Africa
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Rising Global Interest in Farmland: Can it Yield Sustainable and Equitable Benefits?
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Land & Natural Resource Management, Poverty Reduction The World Bank English Asia, Latin America, Europe, Latin America, Middle East & Africa This report examines recent land expansion and compares current demand that the past Legal policy institutional frameworks from various countries are also examined with aim identifying best practices
African Enclosures: a default mode of development?
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Policy Discourses on Women’s Land Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Implications of the Re-turn to the Customary
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Academic Research Land & Natural Resource Management, Women's Empowerment English Middle East & Africa This paper examines current policy discussions and their relation womens land rights Africa Particular emphasis given the potential customary tenure systems
Rangeland tenure and pastoral development in Botswana: Is there a future for community-based management?
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Land & Natural Resource Management English Middle East & Africa Report looks the history and current policy Botswanas land tenure systems including Indigenous Vegetation Project Part CASSPLAAS occasional paper series
Law making in an African context: the 1997 Mozambican Land Law
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Land & Natural Resource Management English Middle East & Africa This report examines Mozambiques land law which did not aim change the structure ownership Mozambique but recognize existing rights
Denied Our Rights: Children, Women and Inheritance in Mozambique
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‘Best practice’ options for the legal recognition of customary tenure
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Better land access for the rural poor: Lessons from experience and challenges ahead
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Land Tenure and Administration in Africa: Lessons of Experience and Emerging Issues
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Developing Legal Tools for Citizen Empowerment: Social Responsibility Agreements in Ghana’s Forestry Sector
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Governance and Land Relations: A Review of Decentralisation of Land Administration and Management in Africa
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Fighting the wrong battles? Towards a new paradigm in the struggle for women’s land rights in Uganda
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Paralegals in Canada: Rules of Conduct Guidelines
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Paralegals in Canada: Professional Conduct Guidelines
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Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment: A Review of World Bank Practice
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Justice for All – The Problems and Possibilities of Legal Aid and Empowerment in Rural China
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Research on the Poor Accessing Justice and the ALG as Justice Reform Advocate
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Community-Based Dialogue Sessions on Human Rights Promotion and Protection Between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police, and Civil Society Organizations and Local Communities
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Protection Plan for Sexual Violence Cases
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Handbook for Measuring the Costs and Quality of Access to Justice
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The Paralegal Advisory Service in Practice
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Monitoring Prisons – A Visitor’s Guide
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The Challenges of African Legal Dualism: An Experiment in Sierra Leone
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Justice Delayed in Malawi’s Criminal Justice System: Paralegals vs. Lawyers
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Empowering the Poor to Access Criminal Justice: A Grassroots Perspective
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Delivering Justice to Sierra Leone’s Poor: An Analysis of the Work of Timap for Justice
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An Evaluation of the Way that Paralegals at the Timap Programme in Magburaka, Sierra Leone, Deal with Family Cases
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In Search of Microjustice: Five Basic Elements of a Dispute System
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Customary Law and Policy Reform: Engaging with the Plurality of Justice Systems
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Growing Political Will From the Grassroots: How Social Movement Principles Can Reverse the Dismal Legacy of of Rule of Law Interventions
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Framing Local Justice in Bangladesh
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Where There is No Lawyer – The Paralegal Advisory Service
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Index of Good Practices in Providing Legal Aid Services in the Criminal Justice System
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The Women Empowerment Approach: A Methodological Guide
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More Than Socially Embedded: The Distinctive Character of ‘Communal Tenure’ Regimes in South Africa and its Implications for Land Policy
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Development and access to justice for women: Algeria
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Beyond Formalisation: A land rights agenda for Norwegian development and foreign policy
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Land Tenure and the ”Evidence Landscape” in Developing Countries
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Improving Good Governance in Moldova Through Increased Public Participation
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Beyond Rule of Law Orthodoxy: The Legal Empowerment Alternative
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Customary vs Private Property Rights? Dynamics and Trajectories of Vernacular Land Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Academic Research, Case Studies & Impact Assessments Land & Natural Resource Management, Poverty Reduction, Women's Empowerment English Asia, Asia, Middle East & Africa Seattle Journal for Social Justice case studies the vulnerability women without land rights Uganda and Karnataka India
The Commons and Customary Law in Modern Times: Rethinking the Orthodoxies
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Changes in Customary Land Tenure Systems in Africa
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