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October 24, 2016

The Economist: “Poor Law – The Rise of Paralegals”

by The Economist in Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, General

GODFREY EBREYU has a captive audience, in every sense. A throng of inmates has gathered in the prison yard in Gulu, northern Uganda, as he explains the intricacies of plea-bargaining. Like 55% of prisoners in Uganda, these men are awaiting trial; some have been here for years. They are still asking questions when, at four…

August 9, 2016

Leadership in Action

by Namati in General

In June, SiriusXM’s Business Radio program, Leadership in Action, interviewed Namati’s founder and CEO, Vivek Maru. The audio from the show is now available below. Business Radio features world-renowned and distinguished executives, entrepreneurs, innovators and other experts as special hosts and guests. Broadcasting from Wharton’s Ivy League campus and Silicon Valley, Business Radio covers every aspect of business in…

June 15, 2016

Forbes: “A New League Of ‘Barefoot Lawyers’ Will Transform Justice In The Next 15 Years”

by Meera Vijayann, contributor in General

For the average person, a lawyer may conjure up the image of a professional in a buttoned-down jacket straight out of the legal drama, Suits. But not to Nadim Hossain, a local pharmacist in the city of Khulna, Bangladesh. One of 300,000 Urdu-speaking Bangladeshis settled in a refugee camp set up by the Red Cross…

June 14, 2016

Funding Projects with Trash

by Mustafa Mahmoud, Program Officer, Namati in General

I was excited by my visit to Orange Farm in South Africa. This was an opportunity to realize my dream of seeing in person a community paralegal project that could generate its own income. I have worked in the development sector a long time and know that dependence on grants from donors is a constant…

May 20, 2016

Groundtruthing – A Journey from Law to Environmental Justice

by Vivek Trivedi in General

“The community actually said that the ‘air is so bad and the water is so bad that we can neither cook nor make tea.’” This line, sobering in its daily reality, was delivered at a recent webinar entitled Building Evidence for Justice – Groundtruthing Environmental Compliance, by Kanchi Kohli, Legal Research Director at the CPR-Namati…

November 23, 2015

President Koroma Declared ‘Honorary Paralegal’ as he Launches Legal Aid Board

by Daniel Sesay in General

President Koroma of Sierra Leone has strongly committed his government’s support to legal aid and the work of paralegals. He made the announcement during the formal launch of the legal aid board that Namati helped bring into existence in Freetown on Thursday 19th November 2015. Namati and other civil society groups advocated for the passage of the…

June 19, 2015

Newsletter Archive

by Paul McCann in General

Namati regularly updates members of the legal empowerment network and other supporters with news, useful resources and research; tools to improve their working and opportunities to get together and grow the field of legal empowerment. We also regularly update the network on the progress of our Justice 2015 campaign to see justice targets enshrined in the new Sustainable…

September 12, 2014

The Paralegal Approach to Statelessness

by Namati in General

Namati’s Laura Goodwin, director of our citizenship program, is making the case for the paralegal approach at the Global Forum on Statelessness.

May 8, 2014

“Stop Making Excuses” – Justice, post-2015 and the Arab World

by Namati in General

By HRH Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan. To address long-term development in a way that is authentic to the Arab world, countries in the region will need to break free from the practices of the past. As the Arab Spring showed, the consequences of ignoring the voices of the marginalized can cause profound instability.

January 27, 2014

Jordan: Treating rights as rights

by Bremen Donovan in General

In the third installment of our series on legal empowerment in the Middle East, Hadeel Aziz explains how legal empowerment is emerging as a concept and in practice in Jordan.

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