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  • Mapping the plural justice systems in Myanmar and scoping out the feasibility and value of linkages between these different systems

    10 August 2020

    Myanmar has multiple formal and informal justice systems and actors, often with overlapping claims to legitimacy. While the government of Myanmar has a formal justice system, some ethnic armed organisations have created their own formal justice systems with laws, police, courts and prison systems. In addition, there are other local, traditional, or informal actors who provide justice to most people. Recent research confirms that a large majority of people in Myanmar do not use the formal system...

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  • Call for Proposals_Legal Empowerment through Community-Based Paralegals

    30 June 2020

    Call for Proposals: The recent report of the Task Force on Justice finds that “5.1 billion people – two-thirds of the world’s population – lack meaningful access to justice”. It goes on to state that this justice gap is “both a reflection of structural inequalities and a contributor to these inequalities”. It also notes that women, children, poor people, people with disabilities, and people from minority ethnic communities are among the vulnerable groups that find it hardest to access justice...

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  • Request for Proposals_Communications services to the MyJustice programme: Deepening Access to Justice in Myanmar

    29 May 2020

    MyJustice is looking for a specialist communications organisation to support the programme with innovative practice to showcase the impact of the programme and its partners, while also supporting the overall programme goal of deepening access to justice. Communications is part of an integrated strategy from MyJustice to use evidence and learning to promote discussion and demonstrate what works, whether in the public or the policy domain. MyJustice is a highly regarded access to justice...

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  • Call for Proposals_Rights Remain: Rapid Response Support to Address Justice Issues Arising From the COVID-19 Pandemic

    10 April 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people across the globe in many ways. A range of legal and justice problems are emerging from measures being rolled out to control movement of people and quarantining them to check the spread of the virus. These include people losing their jobs (with businesses suffering losses), women, children and LGBTQI+ people seeing a rise in sexual and gender-based violence (because homes are not always safe spaces), lack of access to food (as a result of lack of...

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