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ДОСТУП ДО ПРАВОСУДДЯ ТА ПАНДЕМІЯ КОРОНАВІРУСУ COVID-19

Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, David Steven, Maaike de Langen, Sam Muller, Mark Weston,

Пандемія коронавірусної хвороби COVID-19 є безпрецедентною глобальною надзвичайною ситуацією. Це не лише криза здоров’я, а й криза прав людини. Співробітники сфери доступу до правосуддя стикаються з серйозними загрозами під час розробки, впровадження та застосування нових заходів щодо запобігання поширенню інфекції. Заходи, що підвищують ризик порушень прав людини, можуть підірвати довіру в той момент, коли системі…

La Justice Pour Tous et la Crise de Santé Publique

Les Pionniers pour des Sociétés Pacifiques, Justes et Inclusives, David Steven, Maaike de Langen, Sam Muller, Mark Weston,

La pandémie de COVID-19 est une urgence mondiale sans précédent. Plus qu’une crise sanitaire, il s’agit d’une crise des droits de l’homme. Les acteurs de la justice sont confrontés à des responsabilités redoutables alors qu’ils conçoivent, mettent en œuvre et appliquent de nouvelles mesures pour prévenir la propagation de l’infection. Les mesures qui augmentent le…

Justicia Para Todos y la Emergencia de Salud Pública

Pioneros de Sociedades Pacíficas, Justas e Inclusivas, David Steven, Maaike de Langen, Sam Muller, Mark Weston,

La pandemia COVID-19 es una emergencia mundial sin precedentes. No sólo es una crisis de salud, sino también una crisis de derechos humanos. Los actores de la justicia se enfrentan a enormes responsabilidades a la hora de diseñar, aplicar y hacer cumplir nuevas medidas para prevenir la propagación de la infección. Las medidas que aumentan…

Justice For All and the Public Health Emergency

Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, David Steven, Maaike de Langen, Sam Muller, Mark Weston,

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global emergency. It is not only a health crisis but also a human rights crisis. Justice actors face daunting responsibilities as they design, implement, and enforce new measures to prevent the spread of infection. Measures that heighten the risk of human rights abuses can undermine trust, at a time…

Grassroots Justice in a Pandemic: Ensuring a Just Response and Recovery

Justice For All, Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies,

Communities around the world are reeling from the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic and measures taken to contain it. Now more than ever, the ability to know, use, and shape the law is critical. Access to health care and various forms of relief hinge on the ability to know one’s rights and navigate complex systems….

Why is the resolution rate of confiscated land slowing down in the last few years? (English)

Tim Millar, Sung Chin Par,

The government of Myanmar, under two separate administrations, has been working to resolve land grabs since 2012. Namati, partners, and community paralegals they deploy have been working on land grab cases since 2013. Paralegals collect granular data on every case they support and Namati collects, stores, and analyses this data. This data shows that the…

Why is the resolution rate of confiscated land slowing down in the last few years? (Burmese)

Tim Millar, Sung Chin Par,

The government of Myanmar, under two separate administrations, has been working to resolve land grabs since 2012. Namati, partners, and community paralegals they deploy have been working on land grab cases since 2013. Paralegals collect granular data on every case they support and Namati collects, stores, and analyses this data. This data shows that the…

Justice Policy Series, Part 1: Access to Justice

Open Government Partnership, Joseph Foti, Jessica Hickle, Maha Jweied,

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) provides an opportunity for government and civil society reformers to make government more transparent, participatory, and accountable. Working together, government and civil society co-create two-year action plans with concrete commitments across a broad range of issues that are then monitored by OGP’s Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM). Until recently, access to…

Gendered Aspects of Land Rights in Myanmar II: Evidence from Paralegal Case Work (Myanmar language)

Namati,

Land reform in Myanmar is integral to ensuring the nation’s development is both sustainable and inclusive. The recent and complex history of land confiscation, acquisitions, and conflict has permeated every aspect of life for many smallholder farmers, leaving them to rebuild and reclaim their livelihoods. While progress has been made to empower smallholder farmers under…

Gendered Aspects of Land Rights in Myanmar II: Evidence from Paralegal Case Work

Namati,

Land reform in Myanmar is integral to ensuring the nation’s development is both sustainable and inclusive. The recent and complex history of land confiscation, acquisitions, and conflict has permeated every aspect of life for many smallholder farmers, leaving them to rebuild and reclaim their livelihoods. While progress has been made to empower smallholder farmers under…

New brief makes the case to fund and protect justice defenders

Posted by Namati in Advocacy & Systemic Change, Community Paralegals, Global Legal Empowerment Network, Namati News, Post-2015 Agenda, Resources & Research

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” These words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ring true today. Especially when justice defenders themselves are at risk. Today, on MLK Day, Namati and the Justice For All campaign are launching a policy brief that offers recommendations on how governments, donors, and multilateral institutions can finance…

Myanmar’s Foray into Deliberative Democracy: Citizen Participation in Resolving Historical Land Grabs

Posted by Namati in Advocacy & Systemic Change, Land & Natural Resources, Namati News, Resources & Research

Namati and a coalition of non-governmental representatives have published a policy brief on the committees tasked with overseeing the investigations of Myanmar’s historical land grab cases. It is hoped the brief will help strengthen the implementation of the committees, making them more responsive to the lived experience of ordinary Myanmar citizens trying to secure their land…

Streamlining Institutions to Restore Land and Justice to Farmers in Myanmar

Posted by Namati in Land & Natural Resources, Namati News, Resources & Research

A new policy brief has been released emphasizing the need for the Myanmar government to put in place simple, transparent mechanisms to ensure that land and justice is restored to farmers who were dispossessed of their livelihoods without due process or compensation.  According to the Parliamentary Land Investigation Committee, more than 500,000 acres of land in Myanmar…

Gendered aspects of land rights in Myanmar: Evidence from paralegal casework

Posted by Namati in Gender, Land & Natural Resources, Namati News, Resources & Research

Namati has published a new policy brief on the gendered aspects of land rights. It is our hope that Myanmar’s national reforms and the implementation of the country’s new National Land Use Policy can grow from the lived experience of ordinary Myanmar citizens. Namati and our partners assist farmers in Myanmar to claim their land…

Myanmar: Namati & Landesa Make Recommendations for Pro-Poor Land Policy

Posted by Laura Goodwin in Land & Natural Resources

In this major new report Namati and Landesa highlight the pressing needs of Myanmar’s rural population – and recommend potential solutions – as the Myanmar government embarks on wide-reaching land policy reform. Download the report in English. Download the report in Burmese. Myanmar is undergoing a major transition, opening space for significant change for the…

Justice 2015 Update: Goal 16’s Impact

Posted by Stacey Cram in Post-2015 Agenda

Over the last two years more than 300 organizations in the Global Legal Empowerment Network have campaigned for justice targets to be included in the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Their advocacy has been at both the international and the national level, with high-level political meetings, OpEds, open letters, campaign days and media events pushing the case…

Oxfam on India’s proposed new land acquisition ordinance

Posted by Namati in Environment, Land & Natural Resources

There has been uproar in India’s parliament and among civil society groups following the government’s proposal to replace the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act (RFCLARR). RFCLARR was enacted in 2013 replacing the land acquisition policies prevalent in the country since 1894. A year later, the Government of…

Land Rights in the Post-2015 Agenda

Posted by Namati in Community Land Protection, Land & Natural Resources, Post-2015 Agenda

Namati has joined with a coalition of organizations to produce a briefing paper on the place of land rights in the new Sustainable Development Goals. The briefing has been endorsed by organisations such as ActioAid, Oxfam, Landesa, Global Witness and Habitat for Humanity. It contains five headline recommendations: 1. The Post-2015 Agenda should advance and monitor…

The Good & Bad of Environmental Law Reform in India

Posted by Manju Menon & Kanchi Kohli in Advocacy & Systemic Change, Environment

In India, a High Level Committee (HLC) constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has submitted its report to the environment minister, Prakash Javadekar, following its review of six of India’s major environmental laws. Some of the laws date back to the 1920s and the report offered an opportunity to strengthen the…