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Legal empowerment for the poor and the disadvantaged

Sumaiya Khair

Legal empowerment for the poor and the disadvantaged

strategies, achievements, and challenges : experiences from Bangladesh

by Sumaiya Khair

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Written in English


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Outcome of a research conducted under a Commonwealth post-academic staff fellowship 2 October 2006-2 April 2007 at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-[313]).

StatementSumaiya Khair.
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LC ClassificationsLAW+
The Physical Object
Pagination312, [1] p. ;
Number of Pages312
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Open LibraryOL16994225M
ISBN 109848684964
LC Control Number2008330455

These trends are as prevalent today as in when the Report of the Commission on the Legal Empowerment of the Poor (CLEP) and its co-chairs, Madeleine Albright and Hernando de Soto, placed the concept of legal empowerment of the poor squarely on the development map. .   As defined by the High Level Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, legal empowerment primarily entails strengthening access to justice and the rule of law as well as securing property rights, labour rights, and business rights for all individuals, especially those hailing from marginalized and disadvantaged communities.   Legal Empowerment of the Poor - Making the law work for everyone. Jahan, F. and Shahan, A. M. “ Access to justice for the poor in Bangladesh: conflict between Western model and Eastern culture,” Journal of Law and Development, 1 (1) () 1 –29 Khair, S. Legal Empowerment for the Poor and the Disadvantaged: Strategies, Achievements and Challenges (Dhaka: CIDA Legal Reform Project in Bangladesh, )Cited by: 1.

Legal empowerment of the poor through property rights reform Tensions and trade-offs of land registration and titling in sub-Saharan Africa Land registration and titling in Africa has been seen as a means of legal empowerment of the poor that can protect smallholders’ and pastoralists’ rights of access to land and other land-based resources.


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The Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor was an independent international organization, hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and established in as the “first global initiative to focus on the link between exclusion, poverty, and the law.” Drawing upon three years of research, the Commission proposed strategies for creating inclusive development initiatives.

Get this from a library. Legal empowerment for the poor and the disadvantaged: strategies, achievements, and challenges: experiences from Bangladesh. [Sumaiya Khair] -- Outcome of a research conducted under a Commonwealth post-academic staff fellowship 2 October April at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London.

1 S Golub and K McQuay, ‘Legal Empowerment: Advancing Good Governance and Poverty Reduction’, in Law and Policy Reform at the Asian Development Bank, 2 Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, Making the Law Work for Everyone: Volume One, Report of the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor ().

reflecting on the field of legal empowerment of the poor and drafting a Concept Paper on this critical and timely topic. The task entrusted to me was related to the launch of the High Level Commission for Legal Empowerment of the Poor which, under the auspices of the United Nations, held its first meeting on Janu Legal Empowerment for Women and Disadvantaged Groups Legal empowerment is a powerful tool for reducing poverty.

It gives people the knowledge, skills, and confidence to participate in development projects. It promotes inclusive growth, which reduces poverty. LEGAL EMPOWERMENT OF THE POOR: FROM CONCEPTS TO ASSESSMENT 1 DEFINING LEGAL EMPOWERMENT OF THE POOR The relatively modest literature that bears an explicit “legal empowerment of the poor (LEP)” tag has de-veloped since It came into being in reaction to what was seen as an excessively narrow concept of.

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development work. This more expansive approach to legal empowerment maximizes the potential for law to improve the lives of the poor and disadvantaged populations whom IDLO and other development organizations seek to support.

This volume captures the collective experiences of legal empowerment practitioners working across. Legal empowerment work is being done all across the world, under different guises: as legal empowerment per se, as access to justice, poverty reduction, women’s empowerment, legal aid, human rights, governance, the environment and civil society, among others.

This is a book on legal empowerment approaches to justice and development in ways that benefit the poor and other disadvantaged populations.

It is part of the IDLO book series “Lessons Learned: Narrative Accounts of Legal Reform in Developing and Transition Countries.” Consistent with the animating question of this series, IDLO seeks to identify legal.

CLEP's report describes legal empowerment as "a process of systemic change through which the poor and excluded become able to use the law, the legal system, and legal services to protect and advance their rights and interests as citizens".

7 The foundation is the rule of law and access to justice, understood broadly as a basic public service. With a constellation of high profile global thinkers and leaders, the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor promised to reposition law and justice concerns at the centre of thinking on poverty alleviation.

The Commission has succeeded in generating greater interest in the nexus between poverty, injustice and legal exclusion and is a welcome addition to the battle of ideas and concomitant Cited by: Legal empowerment may be understood as the use of law specifically to strengthen the disadvantaged ().Legal empowerment of the poor is highly relevant to public health as it aims at relieving income poverty, a main determinant of by: 3.

DATE / TIME: •06•25 - Location: New York. The newly published Legal Empowerment: Practitioners’ Perspectives is a collection of articles on approaches to integrating justice and development in ways that benefit the poor and other disadvantaged populations.

The Legal Empowerment Agenda: Poverty, Labour and the Informal Economy in Africa [Banik, Dan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Legal Empowerment Agenda: Poverty, Labour and the Informal Economy in AfricaFormat: Paperback.

The Way Forward: a Policy Resource Book on legal Empowerment of the Poor in the Philippines - Thematic Paper 1: Reducing Poverty and Ensuring Access to Justice through Legal Empowerment of the Poor. ESCR Asia. Maria Socorro I.

Diokno. Human Rights Centered Development: Theory and Practice. Institute of Human Rights, The report of the United Nations Secretary-General to the U.N. General Assembly, “Legal empowerment of the poor and the eradication of poverty”, echoes the Commission in a key respect, by.

Disadvantaged After Dictatorship and Conflict: Legal Empowerment, Transitions and Traditional Justice Jamie O’Connell justice and development in ways that benefit the poor and other disadvantaged the legal empowerment book and online papers seek to identify successes, challenges and lessons springing from the integration.

Youth Empowerment Initiative, which has the potential of integrating the values of a good and productive citizen in youth, motivating them to lead a normal life by providing them a platform to develop and showcase their skills. The project proposes to select 50 most.

Legal Empowerment for Women and Disadvantaged Groups Legal empowerment is a powerful tool for reducing poverty. It gives people the knowledge, skills, and confidence to participate in development projects. It promotes inclusive growth, which reduces poverty File Size: 1MB.

The concept of Legal Empowerment of the Poor is based on the recogni-tion that rule of law reforms in developing countries seldom benefit the poor or bring development and democracy (Banik ).

As Golub ( ) explains, in most developing countries, ‘laws benefiting the poor exist. This is indeed the context within which the legal empowerment of the poor has to be recognized. It is difficult to anticipate and legal protection of rights when from Darfur to Northern Uganda, from the Red Sea to the banks of the Zaire; genocidal marauders go left unchecked by the international community.

The remedy for the exclusion is inclusion through Legal Empowerment of the Poor which is important economically, politically, socially, and morally. The Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor () was the first global initiative to focus on the link between exclusion, poverty, and the law, and was hosted by the United Nations Development.

The report presents the findings of a project funded by ADB, carried out by The Asia Foundation in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Pakistan. It focuses on legal empowerment strategies for women and disadvantaged groups. Legal empowerment is a powerful tool for reducing poverty.

“Legal Empowerment of the Poor and Eradication of Poverty”. The special event – held on 16 October at the Second Committee of the 64 th session of the General Ass embly – was aimed at. The Legal Empowerment Agenda renewed attention in recent years largely due to the ILO's 'decent work' agenda and various efforts to promote 'legal empowerment of the poor'.

of this volume make a valuable contribution to our understanding of the challenges associated with empowering the poor in the informal sector.

The book calls into. Request PDF | Legal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality | Legal empowerment has become widely accepted in development policy circles as an approach.

LEGAL EMPOWERMENT: PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES (Book and Online Series) About the project This project involves the preparation of a series of qualitative and quantitative empirical articles culminating in an edited volume on approaches to integrating justice and development in ways that benefit the poor and other disadvantaged populations.

The Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor (CLEP) has proposed legal empowerment measures in the following four domains: access to justice and the rule of Author: Stephen Golub.

The United Nations Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor has identified three critical domains: property rights, labour rights and rights to self-employment and business, which must beFile Size: KB. justice and development in ways that benefit the poor and other disadvantaged populations.

the legal empowerment book and online papers seek to identify successes, challenges and lessons springing from the integration of law and development.

Supporting the Legal Empowerment of. Land registration and titling in Africa is often advocated as a pro-poor legal empowerment strategy. Advocates have put forth different visions of the substantive goals this is to achieve.

Some see registration and titling as a way to protect smallholders’ rights of access to land. Others frame land registration as part of community-protection or ethno-justice agendas. Still others see legal. legal empowerment of the poor was analyzed from a capabilities perspective informed by “development as freedom” focusing on women.

The study presented an investigation on how one can bring together the theoretical insights of legal empowerment with a study of current practices.

Legal Empowerment Strategies in Bangladesh: Empowering Women and Poor People through Legal Means By: Daphne Keevil Harrold Legal empowerment is a process and a goal that involves the use of law to increase the control of disadvantaged populations over their lives through a combination of education and action.

Empowerment is a set of measures designed to increase the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and in communities in order to enable them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, acting on their own authority.

It is the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights. The Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor has made a considerable contribution to the international it constitutes a fine start for international, regional and domestic efforts to pull together a legal empowerment agenda that will directly benefit such groups.

both in the form of legal services for the disadvantaged and by Cited by: Legal empowerment is essentially a political endeavor and therefore new forms of leadership will be required from both the top and bottom • In the long run, legal empowerment is about the change in power relations • Power is never freely given, self-empowerment is required • Legal reform is necessary, but not sufficient for legal empowerment.

2 land and business formalization for legal empowerment of the poor: strategic overview paper of factors that may affect demand for them, such as the official and unofficial costs involved, broad distrust of government, and skepticism about enforceability of formal rights.

4 The debate about using the law for the empowerment of disadvantaged groups was the main theme of the United Nations’ Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor. Composed by political leaders and academics from many different countries, The Commission worked from to to investigate the relations between exclusion.

Book Description. How best to improve the position of the world's poorest people remains one of the major issues facing the human species. Empowering the poor requires more than simply a transfer of resources; it entails the creation of sound legal and political frameworks which specifically address the needs of the poor and vulnerable and hold political and administrative leaders accountable.

Poverty and Legal Empowerment A Minor Field Study of South African Farm Workers and Dwellers that the UN Commission of Legal Empowerment of the Poor has taken on. This partly in terms of legal empowerment of the poor, to lift the historically disadvantaged peoples out of poverty.Legal Empowerment as a Pathway Out Of Poverty: Examining BRAC’s rights strategy in tackling poverty Introduction The denial of rights to the poor can no longer just be viewed as a human rights issue, but also must be accepted as what it is—the biggest development challenge of our times.

With an."This paper attempts to outline past and proposed future action plans undertaken by the government, the private sector and civil society to further citizen economic empowerment among the poor and other needy groups in Botswana.

In particular, three different groups viz., remote area dwellers (RAD's)Cited by: 1.