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La Situacion del Seguro Social en el Occidente de Nicaragua (2016)

Profesionales para la Auditoria Social y Empresarial (PASE),

Es el primer Boletín Informativo (2016) de la Oficina de Servicios Legales de PASE que describe los hallazgos que ha identificado nuestro equipo de trabajo, en los casos de ex trabajadores azucareros y sus familiares, cuando se les ha brindado asesorías legales y acompañamiento a las Instituciones del Estado; Instituto Nicaragüense de Seguridad Social (INSS)…

Civil Justice System in New South Wales

New South Wales Government Department of Justice,

This resource is a PowerPoint presentation published by the Government of New South Wales’ Department of Justice that contains statistics about the New South Wales criminal justice system.

The Cooperative Legal Service Delivery (CLSD) Program

New South Wales Legal Aid,

This resource is a PowerPoint presentation by New South Wales Legal Aid describing the Cooperative Legal Service Delivery (CLSD) program, which aims to target the needs of disadvantaged people by improving coordination of legal services.

Sustaining Legal Empowerment in Initiatives to Support Local Land Rights

Robien Nielsen, International Institute for Environment and Development,

This paper presents a possible conceptual framework for program design of legal empowerment programs focused on local land rights. It concludes with recommendations for practitioners, donors, and the research community on how to strengthen legal empowerment initiatives to ensure that citizens not only gain but retain the power to influence land-related decisions that affect their…

Global-Regulation

Dr. Sean Goltz, Addison Cameron-Huff,

Global-Regulation is a search engine that contains the world laws from 90 countries in English.

Handbook on Legal and Administrative Remedies for Community Level Environment Justice Practitioners in India (Odia)

Centre for Policy Research-Namati Environmental Justice ,

Community-level environment justice practitioners, or grassroots environment paralegals, use legal empowerment approaches to assist affected communities to seek legal remedies through administrative routes. This handbook is a guide to help practitioners in India use appropriate legal clauses and institutional routes in their work. The handbook presents scenarios that include problem types, the likely complaints the…

Handbook on Legal and Administrative Remedies for Community Level Environment Justice Practitioners in India (Gujarati)

Centre for Policy Research-Namati Environmental Justice ,

Community-level environment justice practitioners, or grassroots environment paralegals, use legal empowerment approaches to assist affected communities to seek legal remedies through administrative routes. This handbook is a guide to help practitioners in India use appropriate legal clauses and institutional routes in their work. The handbook presents scenarios that include problem types, the likely complaints the…

Getting to Grips with Power: Can NGOs Improve Justice in Bangladesh?

Craig Valters, Ferdous Jahan,

This report looks at a five-year, £17 million ‘Community Legal Services’ (CLS) project recently funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in Bangladesh. The project provided grants to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who aimed to support improved community legal services, particularly for women and girls. We analysed the work of seven NGOs in four…

Doing Legal Empowerment Differently: Learning from Pro-Poor Litigation in Bangladesh

Tam O'Neil, Craig Valters, Cynthia Farid,

This case study is part of the Overseas Development Institute’s (ODI’s) work on the politics and governance of public goods and services in developing countries. As a case study of successful pro-poor legal mobilisation in Bangladesh, it contributes to the effort to document approaches and ways of working that make a difference in terms of…

Legal Empowerment of the Poor in Nicaragua

Margot Kokke, Pedro Vuskovic,

In Nicaragua – one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere – a new type of intervention has been developed to facilitate access to justice for the rural poor. Facilitadores Judiciales are volunteers, selected by the community, who assist judges and other legal authorities in effecting the rule of law in their area. One…

New Handbook for Environment Justice Practitioners in India

Posted by Namati in Environment

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 / Grassroots Legal Advocates

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…

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