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Community Land Mapping in Liberia Captured on Film

Posted October 14, 2014

Namati’s Liberian partner, the Sustainable Development Institute, has been captured in a short film that shows the community mapping that rural people can use to begin the process of protecting their lands.

Unprecedented Case Proposes Land Grabbing as a Crime Against Humanity

Posted October 10, 2014

A communication filed at the International Criminal Court (ICC) today alleges that widespread and systematic land grabbing conducted by the Cambodian ruling elite for over a decade amounts to a crime against humanity.

The communication contends that senior members of the Cambodian government, its security forces, and government-connected business leaders carried out an attack on the civilian population with the twin objectives of self-enrichment and preservation of power at all costs. Crimes committed as part of this campaign include murder, forcible transfer of populations, illegal imprisonment, persecution, and other inhumane acts.

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Nigerian Civil Society Campaigns for Justice 2015

Posted October 9, 2014

A group of 43 Nigerian civil society organizations (CSOs) have written to the country’s government calling on Nigeria to support the inclusion of justice targets in the next set of development goals.

Kenya’s Prison Paralegals at the Frontline of Justice

Posted October 9, 2014

Australia’s ABC News has captured the groundbreaking work of network member Kituo cha Sheria in the prison system in Kenya. The programme, Foreign Correspondent, shows prisoner paralegals working to bring justice for those wrongly imprisoned – often without trial.

Vivek Maru welcomed as new Ashoka Fellow

Posted October 1, 2014

Namati is delighted to announced that our founder and CEO, Vivek Maru, has been selected as an Ashoka Fellow. He joins a movement of leading social entrepreneurs from 70 countries who have each developed innovative solutions to social problems.

Training Sex Workers as Paralegals

Posted October 1, 2014

The Open Society Foundation has made a film about an innovative program training sex workers as paralegals in South Africa. Arming women with the law helps them protect their rights and their health.

Namati’s Paralegals at Work

Posted September 30, 2014

We have produced a brochure about the impact of our work around the world. It features photographs of the paralegals who are making a difference to some of the world’s great justice issues.

OpEd: Justice in the SDGs for Nepal’s Women and Dalits

Posted September 23, 2014

Kathmandu Post: Justice in development is the best way to enforce Nepal’s obligations to women and girls, and those who suffer caste discrimination.

The Paralegal Approach to Statelessness

Posted September 12, 2014

Namati’s Laura Goodwin, director of our citizenship program, is making the case for the paralegal approach at the Global Forum on Statelessness.

Namati Photo Exhibition Opening in London Gallery

Posted September 10, 2014

The Turning Towards Justice photo exhibition is opening in the Print House Gallery in Dalston, London on September 11.

Why Paralegals & Why Scale Up?

Posted September 8, 2014

Sonkita Conteh, Namati’s program director in Sierra Leone, explaining our community-based approach at the International Conference on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems.

Civil Society’s Justice 2015 Campaign in Nepal

Posted August 26, 2014

A regional consultation between 22 civil society groups was organized in Dhangadhi on Nepal’s National Information Day this month.

Photos of our work with Urdu-speaking Bangladeshis

Posted August 11, 2014

This photo essay from the Guardian shows how paralegals from the Urdu-speaking ‘Bihari’ community in Bangladesh work to realize citizenship rights.

News from our Global Land Protection Work

Posted August 4, 2014

Namati’s Community Land Protection Program has published its summer 2014 newsletter. It contains updates on the program, details of some of our policy victories, news of how we are collaborating with groups around the world and a range of useful resources.

OpEd: India’s Quest for Power

Posted July 31, 2014

Namati’s Kanchi Kohli on how India’s ‘balance’ of industrialisation and ecological protection actually looks at the ground level.

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