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Access to Justice and Rule of Law: Publications

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Fast Facts: Justice and Security

In the absence of access to justice, people are unable to have their voice heard, exercise their rights, challenge discrimination or hold decision-makers accountable. UNDP promotes effective, responsive, accessible and fair justice systems as a pillar of democratic governance. Our focus ismore

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Gender Equality and Justice Programming: Equitable Access to Justice for Women

This primer outlines the major obstacles and barriers women face in accessing justice and suggests strategies and interventions to overcome these challenges. Gender mainstreaming is not a goal in itself, but rather a strategy towards achieving equality between men and women. The majority of thismore

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Governance and the Post-2015 Development Framework

As we approach the MDG deadline, development partners must look beyond 2015 and consider the role of democratic governance in continuing to promote development objectives. This will be particularly important if the international community commits itself to a new set of goals. Democratic governancemore

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India Country Assessment: The Asia-Pacific Rights and Justice Initiative

This report presents the findings of an assessment of two projects supported by Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund (DGTTF): ‘Access to Justice by Poor and Disadvantaged People’, and ‘Legal Empowerment Through Community Radio’ conducted in April and May 2009. The assessment focused onmore

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Informal justice systems

Providing accessible justice is a state obligation under international human rights standards, but this obligation does not require that all justice be provided through formal justice systems. If done in ways to respect and uphold human rights, the provision of justice through informal justicemore