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Rule of Law

We work internationally to develop effective and accountable justice systems. Nationally, we support and train lawyers and community paralegals, and seek to make justice accessible to all.

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A Community-Based Practitioner’s Guide: Documenting Citizenship and Other Forms of Legal Identity

This guide provides instructions on how to establish a community-based paralegal program to help people document citizenship and other forms of legal identity.

Briefing Paper
Legal Analysis of Hungary’s Anti-NGO Bill

This briefing paper analyzes legislation passed by the Hungarian parliament that criminalizes efforts by civil society groups to offer support to refugees and migrants.

Voices
Armenia’s Democratic Awakening Is a Warning to Authoritarians Everywhere

A nonviolent movement against Armenia’s longtime strongman ruler has convinced him to step down, opened a new chapter in the country’s political history, and sent a message to would-be autocrats throughout the world.

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The Future of Coca Industrialization in Colombia: A Pathway to Development and Peace    

A new report looks at the coca leaf as a legal agricultural product and presents challenges, opportunities, and parameters for a legal system to expand coca industrialization.

Voices
How Small Data Can Improve Access to Justice for the Poor

Collective data drawn from individual case work can be used to identify what does and doesn’t work in improving access to justice for all.

Publication
A Toolkit for Drafting Complaints to the United Nations Human Rights Committee and Committee Against Torture

This manual for human rights activists and lawyers seeks to develop their skills in using litigation as one of the tools to combat torture, cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment and punishment.