Commission on legal empowerment of the poor legal empowerment of the rural poor 1 obstacles and categories of the working poor, legal empowerment can obtain critical empowering non farm laborers, (eg mechanics, artisans) 1membership based. Land and business formalization for legal empowerment of the poor: strategic overview paper 1 legal empowerment of the poor: from concepts to assessment march 2007 this publication was produced for review by the united states agency for international development it was prepared by ard, inc.
The commission on legal empowerment of the poor was an independent international organization, hosted by the united nations development programme (undp), and established in 2005 as the “first global initiative to focus on the link between exclusion, poverty, and the law.
Commission on legal empowerment of the poor legal empowerment of the rural poor 1 obstacles and constraints 2 legal empowerment is the process through which threats are reduced, empowering house based producers: 1membership based organizations of the working poor (a. 3 report of the secretary-general, legal empowerment of the poor and the eradication of poverty (a/64/133), 13 july 2009, para 7 4 declaration of the high-level meeting of the sixty-seventh session of the general assembly on the rule of law at the national and international levels (a/67/l1), para. Source un commission on the legal empowerment of the poor, 2008, 'the four pillars of legal empowerment', in making the law work for everyone volume i, commission on legal empowerment of the poor and united nations development programme, new york, pp 25-42. 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.
Legal empowerment of the poor in nicaragua by: margot kokke, pedro vuskovic in nicaragua – one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere – a new type of intervention has been developed to facilitate access to justice for the rural poor. Legal empowerment of the poor: from concepts to assessment 3 in defining legal empowerment, one fundamental issue is whether the term “legal” qualifies empower- ment as a means or an end. Legal empowerment: practitioners’ perspectives by: international development law organization (idlo) this is a book on legal empowerment approaches to justice and development in ways that benefit the poor and other disadvantaged populations. On 3 june 2008, the commission on legal empowerment of the poor launched its report making the law work for everyone 1 , and presented it to the deputy secretary general of the united nations.
Legal empowerment is the process through which the poor become protected and are enabled to use the law to advance their rights and their interests in relation to the state and the market it is a country and context-specific approach that takes place at both the national and local levels. Voice and identity are the key enabling conditions through which the poor can engage in legal reforms and, thereby, exercise legal rights in the four domains – four pillars – of the legal empowerment agenda.