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“I just need my freedom”

Posted December 19, 2014

This moving documentary by IRIN follows the work of Marvel and Victoria, two paralegals working for Namati’s partner AdvocAid in Sierra Leone. It illustrates the harsh reality of life for many women in Sierra Leone who come into contact with the police and the prison system. Marvel and Victoria bring hope to those suffering arbitrary detention, violence and shake-downs by the authorities.

 

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The Good and the Bad of Environmental Law Reform in India

Posted by on December 2, 2014

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In India, a High Level Committee (HLC) constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has submitted its report to the environment minister, Prakash Javadekar, following its review of six of India’s major environmental laws. Some of the laws date back to the 1920s and the report offered an opportunity to strengthen the protection of India’s environment and protect the communities that rely on it for their livelihoods.

When the Committee was set up, Namati and its partner, the Centre for Policy Research,  submitted a set of issues that the Committee needed to address. We also presented to the Committee a Framework …

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