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A new report from Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Clinic confirms that women, minorities and immigrant communities struggle disproportionately to access justice in the United States. As the barriers to adequate representation for poorer members of society persist, prominent advocates are calling it a “human rights crisis.”…
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Editor’s note: This piece first appeared on the World Bank’s Governance for Development blog and has been cross-posted with permission from the author.
By Nicholas Menzies
On Friday last week I attended the final session of the United Nations Open Working Group – the body tasked with putting together global development priorities to replace the Millennium Development Goals. The session covered rule of law, along with peace and governance.
With a few exceptions, most member states were supportive of the inclusion of rule of law in the post-2015 development agenda. This aligns with global public opinion reflected in the UN’s …