Legal Empowerment

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Legal empowerment is about strengthening the capacity of all people to exercise their rights, either as individuals or as members of a community. It’s about grassroots justice—about ensuring that law is not confined to books or courtrooms, but rather is available and meaningful to ordinary people.

Legal Empowerment

Open Society Voices

How Access to Justice Can Stop a Problem from Turning into a Crisis

February 17, 2017 | Peter Chapman, Zaza Namoradze

To shape effective policy, we need to know more about the direct and indirect social and economic costs of unresolved legal problems.

Legal Access for All: But Who Pays for It?

June 29, 2016 | Lotta Teale

If the vision of equal access to justice for all is to become a reality, more countries around the world will need a sustainable nationwide system for legal services.

Scaling Up on Legal Empowerment

April 22, 2016 | Zaza Namoradze

Basic legal services and advice should be available to all. A new Open Society initiative is trying to make that a reality in nine target countries.