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Programming for Justice: Access for All – A Practitioner’s Guide to a Human Rights-Based Approach to Access to Justice

By: United Nations Development Programme

Drawing on experiences and lessons learned from different access to justice interventions within the Asia-Pacific and sometimes beyond, this Practitioner’s Guide discusses a wide range of obstacles and capacity development strategies to enhance access to justice. The formal and informal systems of justice, legal aid and empowerment as well as specific obstacles facing disadvantaged groups and those in conflict situations in terms of their ability to access justice are all examined in the different sections of the guide.

Main sections of the guide include:

Methods combining the goals and scope of the justice sector in line with human development and human rights-based approaches.

A 10-step plan for practitioners to develop access to justice programmes – involving steps such as clear definition and prioritisation of strategies, and ensuring participation.

Tailored responses to access problems are designed and demonstrated.

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Uploaded on: Feb 13, 2012
Last Updated: Dec 08, 2015
Year Published: 2005
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