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The International Rule of Law Movement

Posted July 22, 2014

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.

Life in Troubled Waters

Posted July 21, 2014

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 Politics of Legal Empowerment

Posted July 16, 2014

The Overseas Development Institute has published a new report entitled The Politics of Legal Empowerment – Legal mobilisation strategies and implications for development.

Namati Publishes Lessons from the Field

Posted July 15, 2014

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.

World Bank Women’s Empowerment Award

Posted July 14, 2014

The World Bank has launched a regional contest - Initiatives To Promote Gender Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean.  

Forest peoples ‘written out’ of India’s forest clearance reforms

Posted July 11, 2014

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.

India: now to keep election promises for the most marginalized

Posted June 24, 2014

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.

UNDP Reports on Land, Environmental Justice & Legal Empowerment

Posted June 23, 2014

‘Environmental Justice – Comparative Experiences in Legal Empowerment’ looks at the pursuit of justice through the inclusive and sustainable use of natural resources.

World Bank Event on the International Rule of Law Movement

Posted June 16, 2014

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.

Taking steps to abolish the death penalty in Sierra Leone

Posted June 9, 2014

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.

Peter Gabriel and Archbishop Tutu join Justice2015 campaign

Posted June 9, 2014

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.

BBC documentary on network member Kituo cha Sheria wins global award

Posted June 2, 2014

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.

Justice 2015 campaign begins in Nepal

Posted May 30, 2014

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.

Young Professionals Programme for Legal Empowerment

Posted May 7, 2014

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”.

OpEd: The questionable legality of Gujarat’s fabled economic model.

Posted April 24, 2014

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.

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