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Manual de mediación penal

Manuel María Estrella Ruiz,

La aproximación a la materia del módulo se ha realizado tratando de establecer una sistemática que contempla el examen previo de cuestiones comunes a la mediación, para a continuación examinar las técnicas y fases de la mediación, sin perder de vista que, el módulo, además de guía del contenido de los cursos, debe cumplir un…

Manual Curso de Formación de Formadores para Mediadores en Derecho Civil y de Familia

Gregor Maass,

La presente guía ha sido desarrollada en el marco de la consultoría “Formación de formadores para mediadores en derecho civil y de familia en Nicaragua” para el programa EUROsociAL II, en cooperación con la Conferencia de Ministros de Justicia de los Países Iberoamericanos (COMJIB) y la Dirección de la Resolución Alterna de Conflictos (DIRAC) de…

Midcourse Manoeuvres: Community Strategies and Remedies for Natural Resource Conflicts in Myanmar

Centre for Policy Research - Namati Environmental Justice Program , Namati ,

Since its creation in the 1960s and particularly in the last decade, Southeast Asia has been going through an economic boom and has been attracting significant foreign investments. Myanmar, despite its land titling and registration tangles, is no exception. Investors are eying its land resources. Investors all across the globe are vying for a piece…

Midcourse Manoeuvres: Community Strategies and Remedies for Natural Resource Conflicts in India

Centre for Policy Research (CPR) - Namati Environmental Justice Program,

This study is an attempt to understand the lived experience of people affected by land use change and related conflicts. Equally, if not more importantly, this research seeks to analyse what affected people do when such conflicts arise. What are the strategies they adopt and what kinds of remedies do they seek? Further, what drives…

Breaking the Silence on Gender-Based Violence in Zimbabwe: A Case Documentation on the UN Women Supported Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Project

Justice for Children (JCT), Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) , Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA),

Justice for Children (JCT) in conjunction with Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) and Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA) signed an agreement with UN Women to implement joint gender-based violence (GBV) project in three districts: Bindura in Mashonaland Central Province, Makoni in Manicaland Province and Beitbridge in Matabeleland South Province. In response to the…

Community Facilitators in the Pursuit of Justice: Lessons from Jordan on Recruitment, Training, & Data

Namati , Open Society Foundations, Justice Center for Legal Aid , TAMKEEN: fields for aid , Arab Renaissance for Democracy & Development ,

The Community Empowerment Project, initiated by the Open Society Foundations in Jordan, builds on and complements existing refugee response efforts through legal empowerment and community-based justice services. The project supports both Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan to understand and use legal and administrative systems to find concrete solutions to justice problems. In the…

Community Facilitators in the Pursuit of Justice: Lessons from Jordan on Recruitment, Training, & Data (Arabic)

Namati , Open Society Foundations, Justice Center for Legal Aid , TAMKEEN: fields for aid , Arab Renaissance for Democracy & Development ,

The Community Empowerment Project, initiated by the Open Society Foundations in Jordan, builds on and complements existing refugee response efforts through legal empowerment and community-based justice services. The project supports both Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan to understand and use legal and administrative systems to find concrete solutions to justice problems. In the…

Making the Law Count: Ten Environment Justice Stories by Community Paralegals in India

Centre for Policy Research (CPR) - Namati Environmental Justice Program,

Across the world, poor communities bear a disproportionate burden of the environmental cost of development. Harmful projects such as polluting industrial units, municipal disposal sites or mining projects are usually situated close to poor neighborhoods. These communities grapple on a daily basis with environmental impacts which exposes them to toxic contamination, adversely affect their livelihoods…

Gender-Based Violence Legal Aid: A Participatory Toolkit

ARC International,

This toolkit, produced by ARC International, includes three tools and a step-by-step process to help field staff design GBV services for adequate and appropriate response and prevention. This toolkit uses a participatory approach to both conducts a Preliminary Assessment of the given community and to design an Action Plan for that community. Humanitarian aid workers…

Justice Needs in Yemen: From Problems to Fairness

HiiL,

In 2014, HiiL has conducted a Justice Needs and Satisfaction survey (JNS) in Yemen. This report is a tool that can be used to realize the justice needs and satisfaction by setting out what justice needs the citizens of Yemen have, what paths they follow to meet them, and how satisfied they are with the…

How a Coastal Violation is Leading to a Small Revolution in Karnataka

Posted by Vinod Patgar in Environment

The following blog by CPR-Namati Enviro-Legal Coordinator, Vinod Patgar, originally appeared on myLaw.net. Baad, a village near my village of Kagal in coastal Karnataka, hosts a fair every year at the Shri Kanchika Parameshwari temple. As children, the joy of going to this fair was unparalleled. During the fair, the yakshagana, a folk dance, used…

Groundtruthing – A Journey from Law to Environmental Justice

Posted by Vivek Trivedi in General

“The community actually said that the ‘air is so bad and the water is so bad that we can neither cook nor make tea.’” This line, sobering in its daily reality, was delivered at a recent webinar entitled Building Evidence for Justice – Groundtruthing Environmental Compliance, by Kanchi Kohli, Legal Research Director at the CPR-Namati…

Bringing Law to Life: Paralegal Interventions in Natural Resource Exploitation

Posted by Sonkita Conteh in Community Paralegals, Land & Natural Resources

Introduction When a diamond mining company closed its operations in Mofuwe Village, in the south of Sierra Leone, it left behind three mined-out pits the size of several football pitches, a collapsed bridge, a blocked stream and an uncompleted community school building. It was as if the villagers woke up one morning and the company…

New book on protecting community lands and resources in Africa from Namati and Natural Justice

Posted by Marena Brinkhurst in Advocacy & Systemic Change, Land & Natural Resources, Resources & Research

In 2013, a group of 20 expert advocates from across Africa gathered for a three-day symposium to share experiences and practical strategies for effectively supporting communities to protect their lands and natural resources. The symposium illuminated many similarities between the types of threats to communities’ land and natural resource claims, as well as underlying factors that drive and exacerbate…

Talking Health Rights

Posted by Paul McCann in Health

Cacilda Fumo is one of Namati’s health advocates – a compassionate champion of patient rights. At the 1st of May Health Center in Maputo, Mozambique, where HIV and TB patients seek treatment from an over-stretched public health service, she is a regular presence – explaining to people not only how they can stay healthy, but what they can expect…