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Interpreting Land Markets in Africa

Jean-Philippe Colin, Philip Woodhouse,

Questions about land markets are central to development policy, as underlined in the 2008 World Development Report. In particular, markets in which land rights are transferred on a temporary or permanent basis are seen as playing a key role in the redistribution of land to more efficient users, thus increasing productivity and employment. In this view, any negative effects…

Thirsting for Justice: Transparency and Poor People’s Struggle for Clean Water in Indonesia, Mongolia and Thailand 

The Access Initiative, World Resources Institute,

This resource from The Access Initiative (TAI) and World’s Resource Institute (WRI’s) is called Thirsting for Justice, Transparency and Poor People’s Struggle for Clean Water in Indonesia, Mongolia and Thailand. This publication looks at the right to information and access to clean water. The report reveals that, like many Asian countries, the governments of Indonesia, Mongolia and…

National Legal Aid Council of Moldova Paralegal Job Description

National Legal Aid Council of Moldova,

This resource is a job description for a paralegal position used by the National Legal Aid Council of Moldova.

National Legal Aid Council of Moldova Paralegal Activity Monitoring Description Form

National Legal Aid Council of Moldova,

This resource is a case management form used by the National Legal Aid Council of Moldova that allows for a monitor to review a paralegal’s activity.

National Legal Aid Council of Moldova Primary Legal Aid Register Form

National Legal Aid Council of Moldova,

This resource is a case management form used by the National Legal Aid Council of Moldova to register legal aid assistance provided by a paralegal.

National Legal Aid Council of Moldova Intermediary Form

National Legal Aid Council of Moldova,

This resource is a case management form used by the National Legal Aid Council of Moldova to document a paralegal’s activity.

National Legal Aid Council of Moldova Evaluation Form

National Legal Aid Council of Moldova,

This resource is a case management form used by the National Legal Aid Council of Moldova to supervise and evaluate paralegal work.

Accountability Resource Guide: Tools for Redressing Human Rights & Environmental Abuses in International Finance and Development

Accountability Counsel,

The purpose of this Guide is to provide information for people who are, or who may be, harmed by projects sponsored by: • international financial institutions (such as the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC)), • export promotion agencies and national development banks (such as the U.S. Government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the…

Delivering Community Justice Services at Scale: Ontario, Canada

Open Society Foundation,

Around the world governments and civil society organizations are partnering to deliver community based legal assistance at scale. This series of five country cases from Canada, Moldova, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Ukraine highlights a spectrum of efforts to sustainably institutionalize the delivery of community based legal services. In Canada’s federal system, each province is…

The Paralegal’s Handbook – PASUNE

Paralegal Support Network (PASUNE),

This handbook has been developed by the Paralegal Support Network (PASUNE). PASUNE as a network of leading human rights organizations involved in paralegal training has been working towards standardizing the content and methods of training paralegals in Kenya. As part of that process in the year 2003 it developed a curriculum for community paralegal workers….

The Role of Law Firms in Increasing Access to Justice Globally

Posted by Sara Andrews in Resisting Injustice Blog Series

The following post is the second installment of the 12-part blog series, “Resisting Injustice“. The project brings together a collection of voices, from civil servants to comedians, to discuss why now, more than ever, we need to prioritize access to justice and how we can best do this together. —————————————————————————————————— The Role of Law Firms…

Financing Justice – an article by Namati’s CEO in Foreign Policy

Posted by Namati in General, Namati News

  The law should be accessible to everyone. The international community agreed to this when they adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but the funding needed to make it a reality has not materialized. With authoritarianism on the rise worldwide, finding a solution to the funding gap is now more critical than ever. Namati’s CEO,…

Launching the “Resisting Injustice” Blog Series

Posted by Namati in Namati News, Resisting Injustice Blog Series

It’s been hard to watch the news recently. With the growing refugee crisis, rise of populism, increase in vigilante justice, and birth of “alternative facts”, the legal empowerment community is facing huge challenges all around the world. Key allies who have helped support and finance access to justice seem to be turning away. But we…

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

Posted 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…

2016 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship – Namati and the Global Network named as recipients

Posted by Namati in Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, Namati News

We are pleased to announce that Namati and the Global Legal Empowerment Network are among the recipients of the 2016 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. According to the Skoll Foundation, the award is presented to leaders or organizations that are disrupting the status quo, driving large-scale “equilibrium” change, and are poised to create even greater…

Leveraging the Law Is the New Way to Help the World’s Poor

Posted by Take Part Media in Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, Environment, Land & Natural Resources

The role that community paralegals play in supporting and protecting coastal communities in southern India is explored in this feature by TakePart media. Read the full story here.  

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

Posted 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…

Recommendations for addressing bribery in the health sector

Posted by Namati Mozambique in Health

Namati Mozambique has produced an essential guide for patients and specialist on how to avoid bribery in the Mozambican health sector. The guide contains a series of recommendations for both policy and practice focused on the identification, prevention and combat of bribery in the health sector in Mozambique. It is a practical tool that can be used by patients,…

India’s Quest for Power

Posted by Kanchi Kohli in Environment

Namati’s Kanchi Kohli on how India’s ‘balance’ of industrialisation and ecological protection actually looks at the ground level. “The lives of people living in coastal or forest ecosystems are likely to change drastically if one is to go by the number of power plants going up in India today. Each company seeking permission to operate a coal mine…

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