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Review on Draft Bangladesh Citizenship Bill

Council of Minorities, Nagorik Uddyog: The Citizen's Initiative,

Last February, Bangladesh’s Cabinet approved the Draft Citizenship Bill 2016.This bill was drawn in relation to ‘Setting Up Rules for Bangladeshi Citizenship and Related Matters.’ However, before presenting it to the Cabinet, no public discussion was arranged apparently for the issues regarding the law. It is a well known rule to discuss a law with…

Declaração da Villa Inflamable pelo Acesso à Justiça para todas/os e pelo Empoderamento Jurídico

Latin America Legal Empowerment Network,

No marco do encontro latinoamericano de experiências em empoderamento jurídico, que se realizou em Buenos Aires, Argentina (de 19 a 24 de junho), as 24 organizações participantes decidimos criar a Rede Latinoamericana de Empoderamento Jurídico. Durante o encontro, discutiu-se e assinou-se a “Declaração da Villa Inflamable pelo Acesso à Justiça para todas/os e pelo Empoderamento…

Declaration of Villa Inflamable for Access to Justice & Legal Empowerment for All

Latin America Legal Empowerment Network,

The Latin American Learning Exchange on Legal Empowerment, which took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina (June 19 to 14), included 24 organizations who decided to create a regional Latin American Legal Empowerment Network. During the meeting, the “Declaration of Villa Inflamable for Access to Justice & Legal Empowerment for All” was discussed and signed. The…

Declaración de Villa Inflamable por el Acceso a la Justicia para todas/os y el Empoderamiento Jurídico

Latin America Legal Empowerment Network,

En el marco del encuentro latinoamericano de experiencias en empoderamiento jurídico, que se realizó en Buenos Aires, Argentina (del 19 al 14 de junio), las 24 organizaciones participantes decidimos crear la Red Latinoamericana de Empoderamiento Jurídico. Durante el encuentro se discutió y firmó la “Declaración de Villa Inflamable por el Acceso a la Justicia para…

Recommendations from the Bangladeshi Urdu-speaking community to amend the draft Citizenship Bill

Council of Minorities,

In February 2016, the Cabinet of the Government of Bangladesh reportedly approved the Citizenship Bill 2016 (the “Bill”), in order to “enact provisions on Bangladesh Citizenship and Relevant Matters”. Apparently, no public consultations regarding the content of the law were organized by the government prior to its being placed before the Cabinet. The purpose of…

Policy Brief to ACERWC on Nationality Rights of the Nubian Child

Laura Bingham, Nubian Rights Forum, Namati Citizenship Team, Open Society Justice Initiative,

In September 2011, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) published its first ever decision on a communication, in favor of the Nubian community in Kenya, recommending that Kenya undertake a series of actions to remedy the operation and lasting effects of systemic discriminatory treatment of this community…

Regional Consultation on Sustainable Development Goals, Access to Justice and Legal Aid

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN),

This report gives an overview of the meeting and the final outcome document ‘Jakarta Recommendations on Sustainable Development Goals, Access to Justice and Legal Aid in ASEAN’.

How effective are environmental regulations to address impacts of industrial and infrastructure projects in India

CPR-Namati Environmental Justice Program,

India promulgated a series of environmental legislations between 1980 and 2005 to ensure that environmental and social impacts of land use change, infrastructure development, and industrialisation are kept in check and timely mitigation is undertaken. But what happens to the projects once they are granted approvals? Do they comply with all the conditions imposed on…

Practitioners’ Brief: Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in International and Regional Human Rights Law

Kelsey Ryburn, Namati,

An introduction to the right to free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) in international human rights law. This resource is intended for legal empowerment practitioners who may be somewhat familiar with FPIC but would like to learn more about applying the concept.

Información para la acción: el acceso a la información como herramienta para la exigibilidad de los derechos económicos, sociales, culturales y ambientales

Gustavo Maurino, Edison Lanza, Luciana Bercovich, Tania da Rosa Pírez, María Trevisani, Valeria España,

El presente informe recoge los principales hallazgos del relevamiento realizado en base a la experiencia de diversas Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil (OSC) de Argentina, Brasil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay y Uruguay en el cruce de estas dos agendas, procurando establecer una aproximación al contexto jurídico-político, las fortalezas y los obstáculos en cada uno de los…

New legal database on community land and natural resource rights

Posted by Marena Brinkhurst in Global Legal Empowerment Network, Land & Natural Resources, Namati News, Resources & Research

Namati has launched a groundbreaking new tool for lawyers and advocates working to protect community rights to land and natural resources: the Community Land Rights CaseBase. More and more lawyers and front line legal advocates are stepping forward to defend communities’ rights, yet they often struggle to find supportive legal precedent – within their own country or…

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