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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…

Restrictions on Civic Space Globally: Law and Policy Mapping Series. Volume 4: Middle East and North Africa

Centre for Law and Democracy,

This Report reviews the law and policy environment for civic space in select countries in the Middle East and North Africa as of July 2019. It conducts a comprehensive review of the legal environment in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait and Morocco. It then provides shorter summaries of the key civic space issues in Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia,…

Restrictions on Civic Space Globally: Law and Policy Mapping Series. Volume 3: Latin America

Centre for Law and Democracy,

This Report reviews the legal environment for civic space in nine countries in Latin America as of November 2019, with a focus on identifying laws and policies that represent the most serious threats to civic space. The focus countries are: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. This Report is…

Restrictions on Civic Space Globally: Law and Policy Mapping Series. Volume 2: Europe and Central Asia Region

Centre for Law and Democracy,

This Report reviews the legal environment for civic space in nine countries in the Europe and Central Asian region as of August 2019, with an emphasis on identifying laws and policies which represent serious threats to the ability of civil society organisations to operate freely. The nine countries are: Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Hungary,…

Restrictions on Civic Space Globally: Law and Policy Mapping Series. Volume 1: Asia Pacific Region

Centre for Law and Democracy,

This Report reviewed the legal environment for civic space in 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region as of February 2019, with an emphasis on identifying laws and policies which represent serious threats to the ability of civil society organisations to operate freely, namely: Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New…

Restrictions on Civic Space Globally: Law and Policy Mapping Series. Volume 5: Sub-Saharan Africa

Centre for Law and Democracy,

This Report reviews the law and policy environment for civic space in 17 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Benin, Burundi, Congo-Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It focuses on identifying laws and policies that represent more serious threats to civic space…

Espacios democráticos en tiempo de pandemia: Desafíos y respuestas

Jessica Corredor Villamil,

En este texto se analizan los efectos de las medidas tomadas por los gobiernos para contener la pandemia del coronavirus en los espacios democráticos. En la primera parte se hace un recuento de las afectaciones más graves al espacio cívico por causa de las diferentes respuestas que han tenido los gobiernos, con un enfoque especial…

Gestión de planes de acción locales de gobierno abierto: herramientas para la cocreación, el seguimiento y la evaluación

Alejandra Naser, Verona Fideleff, Joaquín Tognoli,

El presente documento está dirigido a actores de todos los sectores (gobierno, sociedad civil organizada, academia, sector privado) comprometidos con el desarrollo sostenible en la región de América Latina y el Caribe, y particularmente interesados en promover la transparencia, el acceso a la información, la participación ciudadana y la colaboración multisectorial en la gestión de…

Privacy Law Library

The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi (CCG)

The Privacy Law Library is a comprehensive database that tracks privacy jurisprudence globally in order to help researchers and other interested stakeholders learn more about privacy regulation and case law. The database is designed to be useful for multiple stakeholders, including, lawyers, policy makers, judicial officers and industry representatives. As data collection and processing activities…

Medir para decidir: encuestas de necesidades jurídicas y políticas públicas de acceso a la justicia

Centro de Estudios de Justicia de las Américas (CEJA), Alejandra Bocardo, Juan José Martínez, María Jesús Valenzuela,

En la última década, CEJA ha profundizado su intervención en los procesos de reforma judicial, ampliándose a otras materias como la procesal civil, en la que existe un importante énfasis situado en el Acceso a la Justicia de la población en general y de los grupos vulnerables en particular. Este posicionamiento, centrado en la reducción…

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…