Resources and Publications


Access to Justice in Asia and the Pacific (2010)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Knowledge and understanding of what access to justice means for excluded groups has grown exponentially, as has understnading of what people need to claim their rights, and what reforms judicial systems can understke to respond fully to these claims. .. More

Early Access to Legal Aid to Criminal Justice Processes: Handbook for Policymakers (2014)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

This Handbook is intended as a practical guide to developing and implementing policies and programmes to ensure early access to legal aid, including by implementing the international standards set by the United Nations Principles and Guidelines on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems... More

Informal Justice Systems: Charting the Way for Human Rights Based Engagement


This study seeks to identify how engagement with informal justice systems can build greater respect and protection for human rights. It highlights the considerations that development partners should have when assessing whether to implement programmes involving informal justice systems, the primary consideration being that engagement with the informal justice systems neither directly nor inadvertently reinforces existing societal or structural discrimination – a consideration that applies to working with formal justice systems as well... More

Gender dimesions of agricultural and rural employement: Different pathways out of poverty (2010)


The report reflects the latest thinking on the gender dimensions of rural poverty. The cornerstone of its analysis is the United Nation’s Decent Work Agenda, which calls for creating better jobs for both women and men, obtaining social protection for all rural workers, ensuring that labour standards apply to all rural workers and promoting rural institutions that equally represent women’s and men’s interests... More

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