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A Message to ‘Jokowi’ on Justice and the Next Development Goals

Posted November 17, 2014

Network member Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) has written in the Jakarta Post about the need for Indonesia’s new President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to make access to justice a development priority.

Alvon Palma, Chairperson of YLBHI writes: “Jokowi’s predecessor, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, deserves acknowledgement for his impressive achievements in international diplomacy, particularly on global development issues. Yudhoyono won widespread respect for his extraordinary role in the debate over the new set of development goals to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which expire next year.

Jokowi must build on SBY’s foundation and go far beyond it — in particular by placing human …

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At work with the paralegals of Bangladesh

Posted by on September 12, 2014

At the Government registration office.

A Citizenship Sea Change for the Urdu-Speaking Minority in Bangladesh


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By Bremen Donovan

On a normal day, fourteen years ago, Farzana Naz was six months pregnant. Her husband left for work and never returned. Farzana was left to raise two children on her own. She was not much older than a child herself.

Today, I am sitting in her living room, which is also her kitchen and her bedroom. Farzana lives in Staff Camp, one of the 66 so-called ‘camps for stranded Pakistanis’ in Bangladesh, and home to about 200 families. It is …

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