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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 governance more

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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 on more

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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 justice more

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Integrating Legal Empowerment of the Poor in UNDP's Work

Adopted by the Legal Empowerment of the Poor (LEP) Project Management Board, this Guidance Note translates LEP into practice by mainstreaming the thematic foci on MDGs’, land governance, informality and the informal economy. It also incorporates lessons learnt from consultations at the more

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Justica Restaurativa (Restorative Justice)

 This book seeks to bring insights into the Restorative Justice model, which can be an important tool for building a participatory justice and promoting human rights, inclusion and social peace. more