Peter Chapman, Akhila Kolisetty, Sumaiya Islam,
This resource is a blog written by Sumaiya Islam, Peter Chapman and Akhila Kolisetty that elaborates on using case data collected by justice organizations to influence policy.
Members of society approach the judicial system when facing problems. Connections between the judicial system and the members of society should flow smoothly under ideal conditions, yet that is not always the case. This lack of flow generates unequal access to the courts and to the use of rights, especially for vulnerable groups. Reforms are…
Based on grassroots data from Namati’s right to health work in Mozambique, this policy brief contains practical recommendations for ensuring patient privacy at health facilities. This resource is in Portuguese.
The Parliament of Tanzania,
The new Legal Aid Act of 2017 in Tanzania was signed and gazetted on March 3, 2017. This new law officially recognizes paralegals nationally.
Indonesian Legal Resource Center,
This video is part 2 of the documentation “law school for street children,” developed by the Indonesian Legal Resource Center (ILRC). The program is organized in six houses in Jakarta and surrounding areas. Law School for Anjal organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Law, Trisakti University, Faculty of Law, Universitas Pelita Harapan, and the…
Eddie Smyth, Frank Vanclay,
This resource is from the journal Impact Assessment And Project Appraisal, Vol. 35, Issue 1, February 2017. Abstract: The Social Framework for Projects assists in understanding, assessing, planning and managing the social issues associated with big projects, such as those leading to the resettlement or displacement of people. The Framework was iteratively developed by assessing…
Oxfam Great Britain,
The We Can Campaign seeks to change deeply ingrained attitudes and practices that endorse gender discrimination and violence. It was initially launched in 2004 in six South Asian countries and has since been replicated in several African and Middle Eastern countries.This specific project was set up to provide the We Can Campaign Secretariat in Bangladesh…
Nigeria Network of University Legal Aid Institutions,
The Freedom of Information Handbook for Law Clinics has been written to provide a guide to law teachers, law students and other persons working in the Law Clinics, human rights, access to justice and governance projects and programmes in Nigeria. This Handbook provides a basic text for the training of law teachers, students, supervisors and…
Open Society Justice Initiative, Justicia: European Rights Network,
This fact sheet contains legal aid snapshots for nine countries in Europe: Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, and Poland. The snapshots outlines each country’s legal aid system, how their system is financed and monitored, who is eligible for legal aid, and the quality of the legal aid provided. The fact sheet is…
Caleb Stevens, Robert Winterbottom, Katie Reytar, Jenny Springer,
An analysis of the growing body of evidence linking community forest rights with healthier forests and lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.
Open Society Justice Initiative,
Every person accused of a crime has the right to be treated fairly by the criminal justice system, regardless of financial circumstances. Yet many countries across Europe fail to provide a fair and accessible system of legal aid—one of the most important tools for ensuring access for all to timely and good quality legal assistance….
World Resources Institute,
The World Resources Institute explains how securing community land rights help maintain healthier forests and lower carbon dioxide emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.
This resource is from the Journal of Human Rights Practice, Volume 1, Number 1, March 2009. Abstract: This article summarizes the experience and results of a campaign for access to medicines for HIV in South Africa, led by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) between 1998 and 2008. It illustrates how the TAC mobilized people to campaign…
Judicial Council of California, Public Welfare Foundation,
The Public Welfare Foundation has a special initiative on civil legal aid for the poor. Through this initiative, we hope to catalyze and elevate solutions that advance the civil legal aid field and civil justice reform. As the Conference of Chief Justices called for, the goal is to move toward a system that provides a…
United States Department of Justice- Office of Access to Justice,
The WH-LAIR Toolkit is an online tool designed to provide a roadmap to the ways in which legal services can enhance federal strategies for serving vulnerable and underserved populations. The Toolkit is divided into three sections: Civil Legal Aid 101 In this section you will find information on what civil legal aid is, whom civil…
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