The movement to place the power of law into the hands of people is growing. Farmers are taking part in nationwide agrarian reforms. Shantytown residents are pursuing legal remedies to access clean water. Patients are demanding that health clinics provide proper treatment and services.
The course will bring together leaders dedicated to legal empowerment to reflect on history, strategy, and evidence.
Together, we will explore questions like: “What are the prospects for financing community-based justice services at scale?” “How can we translate the learning from grassroots casework into systemic reform?”
The course will be structured around three case studies: citizenship rights in Bangladesh and Kenya, the right to health in India, and the evolution of the legal empowerment movement in the Philippines.
The course will emphasize peer-to-peer learning. Each participant will workshop and refine a plan of action for addressing a specific challenge.
The course runs from 10 October to 14 October 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. It is a collaboration between the Central European University, BRAC University, South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies, The Open Society Justice Initiative, and Namati.
The application deadline is July 03, 2016. Scholarships are available to a limited number of applicants.
We invite applications from representatives of civil society organizations, governments, development agencies, and universities.
Please join us.
Vivek, Michael and the team supporting the Global Legal Empowerment Network