‘To Whom Do The People Take Their Issues?’

A new publication from the World Bank’s Justice & Development series provides a broad analysis of the paralegal sector in South Africa, identifying key organizations and examining the institutional and organizational factors that help – or hurt – their ability to provide accessible legal support and dispute resolution.  The paper outlines the history of paralegal activities in South Africa and details the current state of the paralegal sector, placing special emphasis on Community Advice Offices (CAOs). Through twelve case studies, the author identifies two types of factors facilitating and hindering the work of CAOs – institutional and organizational – and analyzes the effects of each.

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July 22, 2013 | Namati