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Colombia Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Colombia
Creator:
Republic of Colombia
Years:
2015, 2013, 1991

Honduras Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Honduras
Creator:
Republic of Honduras
Years:
2013, 1982

Land Reform Revisited

Full citation: HAKI Network, "Land Reform Revisited," HAKI NETWORK REPORT (2013).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, El Salvador, Bolivia, Peru
Creator:
HAKI Network
Year:
2013

Accessing Justice: Models, Strategies and Best Practices on Women's Empowerment

Full citation: IDLO, "Accessing Justice: Models, Strategies and Best Practices on Women's Empowerment," IDLO REPORT (2013). - This paper highlights some of the challenges and solutions for women’s access to justice in diverse legal systems. It shows that women face structural and cultural barriers to accessing justice – insufficient knowledge of rights and remedies, illiteracy or poor literacy, and lack of resources or time to participate in justice processes. This is all the more so as women usually have intensive family responsibilities. Even where women can access the formal justice sector, the outcomes of the process often fall far short of those envisaged by international standards, particularly with regard to property rights, inheritance, divorce and child custody, and spousal abuse. Focusing on legal empowerment as a way to improve both access to justice and the quality of justice women receive, the study presents strategies and best practices in both formal and informal justice systems. Legal empowerment approaches share one core concept: using the law to enable disadvantaged groups to access justice and realize basic rights. They include legal education; legal aid services; support for non-discriminatory dispute resolution fora to complement or supplement informal systems; training of paralegals; and rights awareness. In considering whether such approaches can improve the quality of justice women receive, Accessing Justice brings together a number of IDLO-sponsored case studies in Afghanistan, India, Namibia, Rwanda, Mozambique, Tanzania, Morocco, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. These highlight a variety of lessons for development practitioners, both in terms of engagement with the informal legal sector and, more generally, for the use of legal empowerment and top-down / bottom-up strategies. In an appropriate context, carefully designed legal empowerment strategies may constitute a valuable contribution to improving women’s access to justice.
[Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Afghanistan, Namibia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Rwanda, India
Creator:
IDLO
Year:
2013

Cyprus Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Cyprus
Creator:
Republic of Cyprus
Years:
2013, 1960

Israel Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Israel
Creator:
Government of Israel
Years:
2013, 2006

Myanmar Constitution

Note: The Constitution of Myanmar is currently under legislative review. For more information see the below item called Global Legal Monitor - Burma: Constitution Under Legislative Review

***Myanmar is also known as Burma***

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Myanmar
Creator:
Government of Myanmar
Years:
2013, 2008

Vietnam Law on Land

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Vietnam
Creator:
Vietnamese Government
Years:
2013, 2009, 2003

Zimbabwe Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Zimbabwe
Creator:
Republic of Zimbabwe
Years:
2013, 2005

Hungary Constitution

The Hungarian parliament approved some amendments to the Fundamental Law in March 2013. We have included the 2011 version and a link to additional information on the March 2013 amendments.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Hungary
Creator:
Hungarian Government
Years:
2013, 2011

Slovenia Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Slovenia
Creator:
Republic of Slovenia
Years:
2013, 1991

Austria Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Austria
Creator:
Republic of Austria
Years:
2013, 2012

Austria Civil Code

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Austria
Creator:
Republic of Austria
Year:
2013

Austria Marriage Law

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Austria
Creator:
Republic of Austria
Year:
2013

France Civil Code

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
France
Creator:
French Republic
Years:
2013, 2006

Luxembourg Civil Code

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Luxembourg
Creator:
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Year:
2013

Benin Land Code

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Benin
Creator:
Republic of Benin
Year:
2013

How Many Women Get Land Inheritance Rights?

This opinion piece was first published in Ananda Bazar Patrika on
March 7, 2013.

Collection Type:
News & Commentary
Country:
India
Creator:
Bhattacharya, Swati
Year:
2013