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Fact Sheet

Justice 2015: Successful Models for Partnership and Implementation

Around the world, efforts to strengthen access to justice are having a tangible impact on development. This fact sheet illustrates how partnerships involving government, business, civil society, and others are key to success.

March 2013
First page of PDF with filename: fact-sheet-justice-implementation-partnerships-20130319.pdf
Fact Sheet

Justice 2015: How Justice Impacts Development

Justice is recognized by scholars, practitioners, and governments as having a positive effect on development. This fact sheet outlines how support for justice has aided progress on the current Millennium Development Goals.

March 2013
First page of PDF with filename: fact-sheet-justice-impacts-development-2015-20130319.pdf
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Justice 2015: Justice Plays a Fundamental Role in Eliminating Poverty

Justice is out of reach for too many people, taking a toll on development. This fact sheet makes the case for including a justice goal in the post-2015 development agenda.

March 2013
First page of PDF with filename: fact-sheet-justice-2015-21030319.pdf
Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Improving Pretrial Justice in Mexico

Over 40 percent of prisoners in Mexico are awaiting trial. To address the problem, the state of Morelos worked with the Open Society Justice Initiative to establish a program to manage supervised pretrial release.

February 2013
First page of PDF with filename: Factsheet PTD Mexico 022013.pdf
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Fact Sheet: Improving Pretrial Justice in Nigeria

Nigeria’s prisons are notoriously overcrowded. This fact sheet outlines a project launched in 2005 by the NGO REPLACE, aiming to reduce the prison population and shorten the length of pretrial detention.

February 2013
First page of PDF with filename: improving-pretrial-justice-nigeria-20130220.pdf
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Fact Sheet: Improving Pretrial Justice in Malawi

A pilot project in Malawi is demonstrating how legal assistance can be provided in a cost effective way by paralegals.

February 2013
First page of PDF with filename: improving-pretrial-justice-malawi-20130220.pdf
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Fact Sheet: How Pretrial Detention Stunts Socioeconomic Development

The excessive and arbitrary use of pretrial detention critically undermines socioeconomic development—and is especially harmful to the poor.

February 2013
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Fact Sheet: Pretrial Detention and the Risk of Torture

Of the nearly ten million people in detention around the world, those held before trial or conviction are most at risk of torture.

February 2013
First page of PDF with filename: pretrial-detention-and-torture-20130220.pdf
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