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Namati’s CEO, Vivek Maru, has written a chapter for a new book: The International Rule of Law Movement – A Crisis of Legitimacy and the Way Forward. Vivek’s chapter is entitled Legal Empowerment and the Land Rush: Three Struggles.
The New York Times’ photography blog documents the life of fishermen facing environmental and other dangers on Southern India’s “underreported and overlooked” coasts.
The Overseas Development Institute has published a new report entitled The Politics of Legal Empowerment – Legal mobilisation strategies and implications for development.
Lessons from the Field, the first in a new series of reports from Namati’s Community Land Protection Program, has been published. In this first issue, Namati’s partner in Uganda, LEMU, describes its innovative solution to overcoming land conflicts between community members.
The World Bank has launched a regional contest - Initiatives To Promote Gender Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean.
A new process for forest clearances has been proposed in India that makes no mention of the communities whose livelihoods and culture are rooted in the subcontinent’s remaining forests.
The Guardian’s Development Blog urges Narendra Modi and the BJP to follow through on their pledge to protect the land rights of India’s indigenous Adivasis.
‘Environmental Justice – Comparative Experiences in Legal Empowerment’ looks at the pursuit of justice through the inclusive and sustainable use of natural resources.
Namati’s CEO Vivek Maru will speak at a World Bank event in Washington D.C. entitled:The International Rule of Law Movement: A Crisis of Legitimacy and the Way Forward on June 23 at 10am.
After 20 years, Sierra Leone is approaching its first constitutional review and Namati’s Sonkita Conteh recommends measures the government of Sierra Leone can adopt to constitutionally abolish the death penalty.
The musician and activist Peter Gabriel and the Most Reverend Desmond M. Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, have both joined the campaign to see justice targets included in the next set of development goals.
A documentary about a prisoner paralegal program run by Kenyan network member Kituo cha Sheria has won the top radio prize in the prestigious One World Media awards in London.
In the far west of Nepal, in the city of Dhangadhi, activists and members of civil society have submitted an open letter calling on the government to support the inclusion of justice targets in the new development framework.
Network member, The Centre for Social Justice, in Ahmedabad, India, has announced the launch of a Young Professionals Programme for Legal Empowerment (YPPLE). YPPLE is designed to equip young legal professionals to become “powerful change agents”.
Namati’s Manju Menon and Kanchi Kohli, with Bharat Patel, look at the consequences for environmental justice of Gujarat’s policies that favour corporations over local people.