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Birth Registration in Emergencies: A Review of Best Practices in Humanitarian Action

Plan International ,

Registering a birth is the first legal acknowledgement of a child’s existence; without proof of identity a child is invisible to the authorities. In many countries a birth certificate is a key document to gain access to basic services and to exercise fundamental human rights. In emergency situations, a child´s vulnerability to abuse is very…

Update on Marriage Registration for Refugees from Syria: Understanding the Procedures and Identifying the Challenges Faced by Refugees when Registering Marriages in Lebanon

Norwegian Refugee Council ,

This update provides an overview of the legal requirements for getting married and for marriage registration, particularly as it affects refugees in Lebanon.

Manual para promotoras y promotores juveniles en derechos humanos

Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Francisco de Vitoria O.P. A.C.,

Este Manual para Promotoras y Promotores Juveniles en Derechos Humanos es una herramienta para reducir la problemática de la falta de información y fomentar entre las y los jóvenes el empoderamiento de sus derechos humanos, generando así una cultura de paz y de respeto a toda persona, además de promover nuevas formas de organización. Esta…

Manual de formación en justicia comunitaria

Gláucia Falsarella Foley, EUROsociAL,

Este material ha sido elaborado con el objetivo de colaborar en la capacitación en materia de justicia comunitaria, a partir del análisis detallado de cada uno de sus ejes de actuación: la mediación comunitaria, la educación para los derechos y la animación de las redes sociales. Después de una breve contextualización de Justicia Comunitaria en…

Manual de procedimiento de mediación en el derecho de la niñez y adolescencia

María Munné Tomàs, María Teresa Albavi Rodríguez,

El presente manual es el texto del procedimiento de mediación en el derecho de la niñez y la adolescencia. Se refieren los aspectos jurídicos, psicológicos y metodológicos de dicho procedimiento, cuando el objeto de controversia entre partes confrontadas en un conflicto que implica directamente a los derechos de un niño o a un adolescente. La mediación…

Manual Curso de Formación de Formadores para Mediadores en Derecho Civil y de Familia

Gregor Maass,

La presente guía ha sido desarrollada en el marco de la consultoría “Formación de formadores para mediadores en derecho civil y de familia en Nicaragua” para el programa EUROsociAL II, en cooperación con la Conferencia de Ministros de Justicia de los Países Iberoamericanos (COMJIB) y la Dirección de la Resolución Alterna de Conflictos (DIRAC) de…

Know Your Rights and Duties: The Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Development Law Organization (IDLO),

This booklet aims to simplify and explain the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan. To increase understanding of the EVAW law, this booklet was published to inform members of the public, victims of violence, and legal professionals about the law in simplified form. This booklet explains the different crimes of violence…

Gender-Based Violence Legal Aid: A Participatory Toolkit

ARC International,

This toolkit, produced by ARC International, includes three tools and a step-by-step process to help field staff design GBV services for adequate and appropriate response and prevention. This toolkit uses a participatory approach to both conducts a Preliminary Assessment of the given community and to design an Action Plan for that community. Humanitarian aid workers…

The Virtual Police Station

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative,

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) has developed the Virtual Police Station (VPS), a first of its kind training tool for the police and empowerment tool for the public.  Created with the cooperation of the Rajasthan Police, the VPS allows police, civil society and the public to enter a computerized police station to explore each room in…

The IOM Handbook on Direct Assistance for Victims of Trafficking

IOM International Organization for Migration,

IOM has had some 13 years of experience in implementing counter-trafficking activities and has provided assistance to over 14,000 victims of trafficking in all regions of the world. With a growing number of organizations, especially local NGOs, now providing or intending to provide assistance to victims of trafficking, IOM would like to share its experience…

How to Build Evidence for Justice – Groundtruthing Environmental Compliance

Posted by Kanchi Kohli in Community Paralegals, Environment, Opportunities

People around the world live in areas that are being altered for industrial, infrastructure or mining projects. Their lives and occupations are being negatively impacted by problems of access, encroachment or pollution. Though governments in many countries have regulatory procedures for implementing environmental and social safeguards to minimize or mitigate such problems, compliance of these…

Namati’s Paralegal Approach to Environmental Justice Hailed by UN Expert

Posted by Paul McCann in Environment

The United Nation’s Human Rights Council last year requested the Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment, Mr. John Knox, to identify the best global practices using human rights obligations to inform, support and strengthen environmental policy making, especially in the area of environmental protection. It also requested he prepare a compendium of best practices. The Independent Expert…