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Acceso a la justicia en Latinoamérica – Resumen Ejecutivo

Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ),

Resumen ejecutivo del informe “Acceso a la justicia en Latinoamérica”, que presenta los resultados de una encuesta que tuvo por objetivo conocer la situación de acceso a la justicia en América Latina en el contexto de pandemia, desde la perspectiva de las organizaciones de la sociedad civil y de diversos actores que interactúan con el…

Acceso a la justicia en Latinoamérica

Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ), María Natalia Echegoyemberry,

La pandemia provocada por el COVID-19 ha profundizado aún más las desigualdades en América Latina, haciendo que los grupos vulnerabilizados se encuentren más afectados con el aumento de la pobreza y el desempleo, y con menor protección social y sanitaria (CEPAL, 2020). En este marco los problemas de acceso a la justicia impactan de manera…

Legal empowerment approaches in the context of COVID-19

Sukti Dhital, Tyler Walton,

Emerging data reveals the COVID-19 pandemic’s disproportionate impact on historically marginalized communities. Drawing on in-depth interviews with legal empowerment practitioners, this article explores case studies of three communities (in Argentina, India, and the United States) that highlight a grassroots approach to tackling injustice during COVID-19. The article finds lasting insights for human rights practitioners and…

Business Advancing Justice – The Goal 16 Working Group Toolkit

National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA),

In 2019, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) working with its Corporate Advisory Committee (CAC) launched a new initiative tied to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16 and its call to “ensure equal access to justice for all.” The initiative’s mandate was to identify more opportunities for the U.S. corporate community interested…

Justice Fact Sheet

Open Government Partnership (OGP),

OGP works to expand responsiveness, accountability and inclusion into all systems of justice. Justice is an emerging area in open government with a growing number of potentially high impact commitments. This Fact Sheet presents a snapshot of global progress and member-level examples of justice reform in OGP.

Estado de la Justicia en América Latina bajo el Covid-19: medidas generales adoptadas y uso de TICs en procesos judiciales

Centro de Estudios de Justicia de las Américas (CEJA), Jaime Arellano, Laura Cora, Cristina García, Matías Sucunza,

Este reporte entrega una visión panorámica de la situación del estado de la justicia en la región Latinoamericana a propósito del Coronavirus o Covid-19 y no del acceso a la justicia como concepto amplio e integral vinculado a la multiplicidad de redes, dinámicas y mecanismos tendientes a abordar la conflictividad civil y/o penal. Sólo se…

Promotoras Legais Populares: desafios entre teoria e prática

Themis - Gênero, Justiça e Direitos Humanos,

A presente publicação integram uma breve síntese sobre as discussões online apresentadas ao longo dos três dias de trabalho do Workshop Promotoras Legais Populares: desafios de agora e no pós-pandemia entre teoria e prática, que aconteceu online entre os dias 03 e 17 de junho de 2020 e countou com a participação ativa de 32…

Servicios comunitarios de atención legal primaria: Una respuesta a las brechas de la justicia

Ministerio de Justicia y Derechos Humanos, Presidencia de la Nación,

Este manual presenta los presupuestos, principios, método y buenas prácticas para la organización e implementación de servicios de atención legal primaria dirigidos a las necesidades jurídicas cotidianas de comunidades vulnerables. Su contenido es resultado de un ejercicio de integración, sistematización y precisión analítica de la teoría y método de trabajo, así como de los aprendizajes cotidianos…

Protecção das Populações Chave – Papel da Polícia e do Paralegal

Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da Comunidade (FDC), NAMATI MOÇAMBIQUE,

Esta brochura, elaborada no âmbito da parceria entre a Namati e a FDC, tem como objectivo divulgar os direitos das trabalhadoras de sexo e dos homens que fazem sexo com homens em face da actuação da polícia, no atendimento, nas buscas e na detenção; as violações comuns a que este grupo é sujeito e os…

Capacitation juridique et fabrique de l’État de droit. Étude sur le droit du développement

Ismaïla Sall , l’Université de Poitiers,

English abstract below La capacitation juridique ou Legal Empowerment est une déclinaison dans le droit en général, et dans le droit international des droits de l’Homme en particulier, du concept d’Empowerment qui désigne lui-même les processus ou les mécanismes par lesquels des individus, des organisations ou des communautés sociales de « pays en voie de…

Paralegals share lessons learned on holding community legal trainings

Posted by Centre for Policy Research-Namati in Community Paralegals, Environment, Land & Natural Resources, Resources & Research

Paralegals with Namati and the Centre for Policy Research’s joint environmental justice program (who are called ‘enviro-legal coordinators’ or ELCs for short) have now conducted close to 75 community trainings on India’s Coastal Regulation Zone Notification in Uttara Kannada district. Last month, one of the program’s senior managers, Meenakshi Kapoor, held calls with senior ELCs…

New Handbook for Environment Justice Practitioners in India

Posted by Namati in Community Paralegals, Environment, Land & Natural Resources, Resources & Research

Handbook on Legal and Administrative Remedies for Community Level Environment Justice Practitioners in India   The Centre for Policy Research-Namati Environmental Justice Program has produced an indispensable new handbook that helps environment justice practitioners in India to identify and use appropriate legal clauses and institutional routes in their work. Environment justice practitioners, or grassroots environment paralegals,…

President Koroma Declared ‘Honorary Paralegal’ as he Launches Legal Aid Board

Posted by Daniel Sesay in General

President Koroma of Sierra Leone has strongly committed his government’s support to legal aid and the work of paralegals. He made the announcement during the formal launch of the legal aid board that Namati helped bring into existence in Freetown on Thursday 19th November 2015. Namati and other civil society groups advocated for the passage of the…

Exploring the community level impact of paralegals in rural Sierra Leone

Posted by Sonkita Conteh in Community Paralegals

This article originally appeared in Sierra Express Media. Introduction A previous article by the author explored the work and impact of community-based paralegals in the lives of ordinary people in rural areas, through the lens of a number of case studies depicting real life justice problems of individuals and how paralegals helped resolve them. That effort…