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Centre for Applied Legal Research

Harare, Zimbabwe
Joined March 2021

CALR provides legal education leadership on aspects of good governance, public health, human rights, financial regulation, environment and natural resources management in Zimbabwe and SADC

Presence in: Zimbabwe
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Policy Advocacy

The Centre for Applied Legal Research (CALR) is an independent research institute that empowers people, organizations and governments with sound and evidence-based legal and policy solutions and services that enhance development. CALR seeks to ensure that the law is utilized to respond to everyday societal challenges.

CALR offers legal expertise, resources, tools and technical support to governments, developmental partners, and civil society organizations. Its work links the law (as it is and as it ought to be) with developmental needs across the multiple sectors of a country’s economy. In this manner its inter-disciplinary work revolves around two thematic areas, namely:
(a) Law, Democracy and Governance
(b) Law, Economics and Science

The work involving law, democracy and governance seeks to promote a democratic dispensation embedded on the rule of law while the work involving law, economics and science seeks to promote socio-economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Although CALR’s work has been mainly in Zimbabwe; it has gained significant experience in the southern, eastern and northern Africa sub-regions. Since its humble beginnings in 2010, CALR has worked with a variety of governments, developmental partners and civil society organizations in diverse sectors including: constitutionalism and rule of law; access to justice; promotion of human rights; public health; water and sanitation; agriculture; forestry; local government; electoral systems; and information and media.

People Associated With This Organization

Obert Bore

Centre for Applied Legal Research
Joined March 2021
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Environmental Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Policy Advocacy
Obert Bore is a legal practitioner, legal researcher with professional experience in the areas of: Constitutional Law and Human Rights; Democracy and Governance; Regional Integration and International Trade Law. Obert holds holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree (with a distinction) in International Trade Law from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree (cum laude) from the University of Venda. A former legal researcher for the Democratic Governance Rights Unit (University of Cape Town) and the Namibian Supreme Court, Obert has been involved in carrying out legal research to assist judges in determining cases before, drafting of judgments, case summaries for
publication and legal opinions. Obert has worked with various state and non-state actors in capacity building in the field of international trade, business and human rights and regional dispute settlement while he was at the Trade Law Centre. At the Centre for Applied Legal Research, Mr Bore coordinates different projects such as the Constitutional Alignment Project which seek to align all the country's laws with the Constitution of Zimbabwe. By joining the Network, we intend to reach out to more vulnerable people and contribute to the network through knowledge generation on legap empowerment approaches
Obert Bore is the network champion (main point of contact) for Centre for Applied Legal Research.

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