New legal empowerment program launches in Viet Nam

The United Nations Development Programme and the Viet Nam Lawyers Association (VLA) have launched a three-year, $1.2 million project for legal empowerment for vulnerable groups in Viet Nam.  The project was announced at the third annual meeting of the Legal Empowerment Asia Partnership, Hanoi, Viet Nam earlier this month.

The VLA and its Legal Consultancy Network will work to empower disadvantaged groups to claim their rights and support their participation in the legal and judicial reform processes in Viet Nam.  The VLA will also further its advocacy efforts to promote a more enabling legal and institutional environment for civil society organizations to have a greater voice in policy discussions in the country.

The project continues the VLA-UNDP partnership, in place since 2007, to develop the Viet Nam Lawyers’ Association’s strategy towards 2020 and strengthen its efforts to promote the rule of law and access to justice.

To read the full announcement of the program, please click here.

August 29, 2012 | Namati