The Politics of Legal Empowerment

The Overseas Development Institute has published a new report entitled The Politics of Legal Empowerment – Legal mobilisation strategies and implications for development. It concludes that legal mobilisation can improve the lives of poor or marginalised people by:

It also argues that the outcomes of legal empowerment of the poor are not politically neutral and need to be understood within broader social and political environments. It states that better coordination between justice, sector and governance interventions will maximise the development and social impact of international support for legal empowerment.

Read the full report on the ODI’s website.

July 16, 2014 | Namati