Paralegal Workshop in Myanmar
On Tuesday May 18th, Namati is hosting a paralegal workshop in Yangon, Myanmar. The workshop is focused on a series of very practical discussions around paralegal implementation. The workshop will also provide a forum for legal empowerment practitioners to exchange their experiences working as paralegals. It will be an opportunity to share best practices, discuss a variety of approaches and develop ideas…
How Paralegals Delivered Access to Justice in the Jails of Sierra Leone
Published in the Open Society Foundations’ Voices blog, Marina Ilminska and Zaza Namoradze look at what can be learned from the successes of Namati’s parters, Timap for Justice, delivering access to justice in Sierra Leone. Blog post: How Paralegals Delivered Access to Justice in the Jails of Sierra Leone This paper explores the range…
‘I just need my freedom’
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…
Using paralegals to fight forced early marriage in Sierra Leone
Early and forced marriage continues to be a widespread and serious problem in post-war Sierra Leone, especially in rural areas. It has become a common practice that abuses the rights of children and girls. Early marriage, also known as child marriage, is the marriage of someone before the age of 18 years. Such marriages are…
Legal Aid: Not a Form of Welfare
Frederick Wilmot-Smith, a fellow in law at All Souls College, Oxford, makes the case for legal aid in the London Review of Books: “A society without access to justice defaults on Magna Carta” Read more at http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n21/frederick-wilmot-smith/necessity-or-ideology
Kenya’s Prison Paralegals at the Frontline of Justice
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.
ABC News on Kenya’s Prison Paralegals
Australia’s ABC News has captured the groundbreaking work of network member Kituo cha Sheria in the prison system in Kenya. The program, Foreign Correspondent, shows prisoner paralegals working to bring justice for those wrongly imprisoned – often without trial. Kituo’s Aimee Ongeso told the film-makers: “It is very challenging to go into areas that are…
Namati’s Paralegals at Work
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.
Namati Photo Exhibition Opening in London Gallery
The Turning Towards Justice photo exhibition is opening in the Print House Gallery in Dalston, London on September 11.
Why Paralegals & Why Scale Up?
Sonkita Conteh, Namati’s program director in Sierra Leone, explaining our community-based approach to growing and developing national justice services at the International Conference on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems.