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How to Solve a Land Grab (Burmese)

Namati,

This publication guides paralegals and those affected by land grabs through solving their cases. It includes useful laws, regulations, institutions, and methodologies drawn from the practical experiences of handling these cases. This document is written in Burmese.

Sociedad, derechos y medio ambiente. Estándares internacionales de derechos humanos aplicables al acceso a la información, a la participación pública y al acceso a la justicia

CEPAL, ACNUDH,

En esta publicación, la CEPAL y el ACNUDH ofrecen una recopilación y sistematización de las normas internacionales de derechos humanos aplicables al acceso a la información, a la participación pública y al acceso a la justicia. Esta compilación refleja los criterios establecidos por la normativa internacional y describe cómo estos han sido desarrollados e interpretados…

African Human Rights Case Law Analyser

Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa, Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems,

The African Human Rights Case law Analyser (CLA) is a joint project of the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) and Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems (HURIDOCS). Its principal aim is to promote human rights in Africa by filling the information lacuna on the African Human Rights System using the most…

Disrespect to the Constitutional Provision of “Presumption of Innocence” and it’s Implication to Police Public Relationship in Nigeria

Saviour Akpan, Esq.,

This paper was presented by Saviour Akpan Esq., during the Eminent Personality Forum organized by the Ikot Ekpene Area command of the Nigeria Police and it addresses the need for Nigerian police to comply with the Constitutional “presumption of innocence” provision. The paper’s recommendations are intended to help close the gap of antagonism between law enforcement agencies…

Pursuing the Public Interest: A Handbook for Legal Professionals and Activists

Public Interest Law Initiative,

The role of the law in protecting social rights in the transitional societies for the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe is still being defined. Numerous groups have formed to defend various kinds of public interest using the law, and most have faced similar kinds of hurdles. This book from Columbia University’s Public Interest Law…

A Human Rights Approach to Prison Management: A Handbook for Prison Staff

International Centre for Prison Studies, Andrew Coyle,

How can human rights form an integral part of the prison management? What are the common factors that constitute a model for good prison management? This handbook, produced by the International Centre for Prison Studies, draws examples from all regions of the globe, setting out standards agreed by the international community, usually through the UN….

Migration and International Human Rights Law: A Practitioners’ Guide

International Commission of Jurists, Massimo Frigo,

When people cross their country’s border, they might not know it yet, but the world no longer sees them as it did before. They have a special label or status now: they are migrants. And because of this, they will often find themselves in an inferior position to those around them, who hold the passport…

Sustainable Development Goal 16

Institute for Economics and Peace,

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was agreed to by UN member states in September 2015 as a framework for guiding global development for the next 15 years. The 17 goals and 169 targets of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the outcome of years of consultation and feedback within the UN system and with member…

Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice

UN Women, Laura Turquet, Papa Seck, Ginette Azcona, Roshni Menon, Caitlin Boyce, Nicole Pierron, Emma Harbour,

This report highlights the ways in which governments and civil society are working together to reform laws and create new models for justice service delivery that meet women’s needs. It demonstrates how they have risen to the challenge of ensuring that women can access justice in difficult situations, including the context of legal pluralism and…

El Acceso a la Justicia en América Latina: Retos y Desafíos

Helen Ahrens, Francisco Rojas Aravena, Juan Carlos Sainz Borgo,

Los diálogos, análisis y debates en torno al acceso a la justicia, desarrollados por la Universidad para la Paz en asociación con el proyecto “Derecho Internacional Regional y Acceso a la Justicia en América Latina” (Programa DIRAJus), promovido por la Agencia de Cooperación Alemana (GIZ), han posibilitado el reconocer avances y dificultades en esta materia. El resultado que…

New Handbook for Environment Justice Practitioners in India

Posted by Namati in Community Paralegals, Environment, Land & Natural Resources, Resources & Research

Handbook on Legal and Administrative Remedies for Community Level Environment Justice Practitioners in India   The Centre for Policy Research-Namati Environmental Justice Program has produced an indispensable new handbook that helps environment justice practitioners in India to identify and use appropriate legal clauses and institutional routes in their work. Environment justice practitioners, or grassroots environment paralegals,…

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…