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Laura Goodwin

Namati

Kenya

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A Community-Based Practitioner’s Guide: Documenting Citizenship and Other Forms of Legal Identity

Namati and Open Society Justice Initiative, in cooperation with UNHCR

Today, 1.1 billion people around the world lack legal identity documentation. Without it, they cannot vote, access healthcare, or go to school—and are at risk of becoming stateless. Entire communities—especially the poor and members of minority groups—may lack documentation, leaving them legally and politically invisible. The lack of effective citizenship prevents millions from realizing their...

Guía para Trabajadores Comunitarios Cómo Documentar la Nacionalidad y Otras Formas de Identidad Jurídica

Namati y Open Society Justice Initiative, en cooperación con UNHCR

Actualmente, 1.100 millones de personas en el mundo no cuentan con documentos que acrediten su identidad legal. Sin esto, no pueden votar, acceder a atención de la salud o ir a la escuela, y se exponen al riesgo de ser apátridas. Puede haber comunidades enteras—sobre todo de sectores de bajos recursos y miembros de minorías—sin...

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...

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...

Inhuman Camp Life of Bihari Urdu-speaking Linguistic Minority of Bangladesh: Patterns of Inequality, Discrimination, Political and Social Marginalization

Council of Minorities, Namati

This resource is a joint submission by the Council of Minorities and Namati for Universal Periodic Review (UPR) about the treatment of Urdu-speaking Biharis in Bangladesh. Namati and Council of Minorities have partnered since 2013 to implement a community-based paralegal program focused on citizenship and related rights of the Urdu-speaking community in Bangladesh. Paralegals are...

What do we know about legal empowerment? Mapping the Evidence

Laura Goodwin, Vivek Maru

For the first time we review here all available evidence on civil society-led legal empowerment efforts, defined as those that seek to increase the capacity of people to exercise their rights and to participate in processes of governing. To our knowledge this is the first review of its kind. There is substantial evidence available on...

Returns of Grabbed Land in Myanmar: Progress After 2 Years

Caitlin Pierce, Laura Goodwin, Nant Thi Thi Oo, Nyi Nyi Htwe, Tim Millar

Namati submitted this briefing paper to assist the government of Myanmar and other interested parties in efforts to ensure the implementation of the 2013 recommendations of Parliament’s Farmland Investigation Commission. The commission is tasked with scrutinizing land grab cases and to promote justice for Myanmar’s citizens whose land was taken without due process or compensation....

什么是法律赋权?(What is Legal Empowerment?)

Laura Godwin

This article, entitled “What is Legal Empowerment? International Legal Development Cooperation and Access to Justice” (什么是法律赋权? 国际法律合作中的权力与接近正义), provides an overview of the evolution of the field. Special emphasis is given to the Asian Development Bank and the UN Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor. In Chinese.

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The Paralegal Approach to Statelessness

Namati’s Laura Goodwin, director of our citizenship program, making the case for the paralegal approach for Tilburg University, ahead of her appearance at the Tilburg/UNHCR Global Forum on Statelessness in The Hague on Sep 15-17. Mohammad Javed is an Urdu-speaking entrepreneur living in the middle of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. Looking to grow…

Posted September 12, 2014
Legal empowerment works: the evidence

The first global review of the evidence on legal empowerment has found that 97 per cent of programs made at least one positive impact. In “What do we know about legal empowerment? Mapping the Evidence,” Namati’s Vivek Maru and Laura Goodwin compile and analyse all the available evidence on how legal empowerment works. The review looked at 199 studies into civil society programs that support ordinary people to use and understand the law to improve their lives.

Posted May 2, 2014

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