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A Tool for Excellence in Courts
Excellent frameworks for work on courts.
The Access to Justice Deficit: Legal Empowerment Can Break the Shackles
5 billion people around the world lack basic access to justice. What’s being done about it?
A New Voice for Legal Technology
At JTL we’re always on the lookout for new developments in legal technology. Legal Rebels is an American Bar Association podcast for innovators who are remaking the legal profession. This month they pod about the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s new MIT Computational Law Report which describes itself as “…an agile, new media online publication that […]
Legal Design – Learn More Here
Legal design will lead the next generation of justice reform. Justice seekers should learn more about it. Legal design is more than just the ‘next new thing’ in justice reform. It brings together powerful innovation ideas, from law and elsewhere. It says that creators of justice solutions should focus first on users. Users should be […]
Featured Post: Lynn Sheehan on The Anti-Corruption Court in Ukraine
Our colleague Lynn Sheehan is Deputy Director of Operations with the EU Advisory Mission in Ukraine. She writes from Kyiv with news of the High Anti-Corruption Court, a permanent body that completes a constellation of specialized anti-corruption bodies in the criminal justice chain.
Featured Post: Strategic Planning: Do’s and Don’ts
If the plan you’re working on now is not your 300th or more, this might help a little.
Namati’s 5 steps to protecting community lands
Legal empowerment thinking emphasizes the importance of building public awareness about law and what it can do. It suggests that rule of law projects should focus on providing justice services to people. Tangible benefits to communities help to prove that law works.
Task Force on Justice – Is Its Report Useful for Practitioners?
Editors’ Note: Since this post was first drafted, justice issues have been considered at meetings held at the UN General Assembly on September 24-25. We’ll get you an update on those meetings as soon as we can. We would like to hear from you if you were at the meetings. Please reply/comment or contact us […]
UN Toolkit for Women’s Access to Justice
A UN interagency effort produces a toolkit for women’s access to justice UN Women, UNHCR and OHCHR produced this toolkit in 2018. It aims to provide ‘practical guidance on how to address [barriers faced by women] across justice systems…
Nepal: Same Budget, Two Stories
Nepal has an impressive history of using innovative tools to advance constitutional reform. During the early work on the constitution finally promulgated in 2015, there was innovative community outreach, much of which was driven through the Centre for Constitutional Dialogue in Kathmandu.