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Can Legal Aid Change Power Dynamics? Experiences from India, Sierra Leone, and Elsewhere

Can Legal Aid Change Power Dynamics? Experiences from India, Sierra Leone, and Elsewhere

Update: 2017-10-301
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Access to justice is a key governance concern in developed and developing countries alike. Community legal workers aim to help poor or comparatively powerless people defend themselves against land grabs, obtain public services, and challenge corruption. Can this bottom-up approach counter powerful interests seeking to entrench their control? Can legal empowerment help respond to rising authoritarianism and repression of civil society?
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Can Legal Aid Change Power Dynamics? Experiences from India, Sierra Leone, and Elsewhere

Can Legal Aid Change Power Dynamics? Experiences from India, Sierra Leone, and Elsewhere

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