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Acceso a la justicia en Latinoamérica – Resumen Ejecutivo

Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia,

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.

Transparency and Accountability at the Frontlines of Justice

Open Government Partnership (OGP),

This document suggests how members of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) can move from advocacy to concrete commitments on policing. It assembles what has been done and what could be done to realize the OGP’s goals of inclusion, justice, and human rights through improved transparency, participation, and accountability. As the document shows, some work has…

Guía de Gobierno Abierto y Coronavirus

Open Government Partnership (OGP),

Esta guía integra los mejores recursos sobre proyectos y estrategias de gobierno abierto que pueden apoyar los esfuerzos de atención a la pandemia. Fue desarrollada a partir de 350 ejemplos identificados por la comunidad de gobierno abierto y busca dar visibilidad al trabajo de algunos socios de OGP, muchos de los cuales contribuyeron a la…

Guide Pour un Gouvernement Ouvert et le Coronavirus

Open Government Partnership (OGP),

Ce guide est un guichet unique des meilleures ressources actuelles sur la façon dont les projets et les approches du gouvernement ouvert peuvent soutenir la lutte contre la pandémie. Il s’appuie sur plus de 350 exemples d’externalisation provenant de la communauté du gouvernement ouvert et amplifie le travail du large éventail de partenaires thématiques du…

A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Justice

Open Government Partnership (OGP),

This guide is a one-stop-shop for the best current resources on how open government projects and approaches can support tackling the pandemic. It draws on over 350 crowdsourced examples from the open government community and amplifies the work of OGP’s wide range of thematic partners, many of whom have directly contributed their expertise to the…

Rule of Law and COVID-19 Policy Brief

International Development Law Organization (IDLO),

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every part of the world. The effectiveness of government measures to contain the virus and Build Back Better depends upon the capacity of public institutions and their leadership to provide transparent, effective, and accountable actions, in adherence with the rule of law. With its emphasis on rule of law as…

Paralegals, community agency and access to justice in Sierra Leone

Posted by Felix Marco Conteh, Sonkita Conteh, Lyttleton Braima, Aisha Fofana Ibrahim, Henry Mbawa and Yakama Manty Jones in Community Paralegals, Resources & Research

Introduction This blog discusses emerging findings from a research into access to justice which confirm a long-held view that paralegals support social cohesion and help fill gaps in Sierra Leone’s justice system. These findings are from a three-country research effort, supported by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa and the International Development and Research…

The Slow Burn of Justice, the Power of Research

Posted by Adrian Di Giovanni in General, Legal Empowerment Network, Resources & Research

The Slow Burn of Justice, the Power of Research By Adrian Di Giovanni, Senior Program Specialist, Law & Development at International Development Research Centre The slow burn of justice. In launching the “Resisting Injustice” blog series, Namati has evoked the powerful image of the arc of history bending towards justice and, in the process, a long…

Streamlining Institutions to Restore Land and Justice to Farmers in Myanmar

Posted by Namati in Land & Natural Resources, Namati News, Resources & Research

A new policy brief has been released emphasizing the need for the Myanmar government to put in place simple, transparent mechanisms to ensure that land and justice is restored to farmers who were dispossessed of their livelihoods without due process or compensation.  According to the Parliamentary Land Investigation Committee, more than 500,000 acres of land in Myanmar…

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…

Myanmar faces fresh hurdle in land rights and justice

Posted by Caitlin Pierce in Land & Natural Resources

Download Namati’s report Returns of Grabbed Land in Myanmar: Progress After Two Years (in English or Burmese) UMyint Tun was working in his field in Sagaing when four officers pulled up in a military jeep with the bad news: his land now belonged to the government. He could no longer farm it. This was April…

New legal database on community land and natural resource rights

Posted by Marena Brinkhurst in Land & Natural Resources, Legal Empowerment Network, Namati News, Resources & Research

Namati has launched a groundbreaking new tool for lawyers and advocates working to protect community rights to land and natural resources: the Community Land Rights CaseBase. More and more lawyers and front line legal advocates are stepping forward to defend communities’ rights, yet they often struggle to find supportive legal precedent – within their own country or…