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Lao CSOs and the donors’ “access to justice” agenda

CSOs could consider engaging with the emerging ‘Access to Justice’ framework of cooperation between Government of Laos and the Development Partners. Partly reflecting the Rights Based Approach mentioned above, Development Partners increasingly prefer an Access to Justice approach rather than a narrow focus on capacity development for Government of Laos institutions in the justice sector. […]

Child rights in Azerbaijan? Two cheers for the government!

Western criticism of Azerbaijan’s human rights record mostly ignores one area of real progress – juvenile justice.  The country has gone further than some other former Soviet republics in diverting children in conflict with the law away from the cycle of arrest-charge-prosecution-trial-conviction-punishment.  For minor offences, the police usually mediate informally, or enlist teachers or religious […]