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Kenya's National Integrated Identity Management Scheme (NIIMS)

Kenya's introduction of a national digital identity scheme has triggered protests from local human rights and community groups concerned with both privacy, and the scheme's impact on minority communities.

March 2020
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-kenya-niims-03232020.pdf
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Strengthening Access to Civil Justice with Legal Needs Surveys

This briefing paper argues that access to civil justice indicators should be included in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals measurement framework.

April 2018
First page of PDF with filename: strengthening-access-to-civil-justice-with-legal-needs-surveys-20180628.pdf
Briefing Paper

Lawyer at the Police Station Door: How REPLACE Provides Legal Aid in Nigeria

This 12-page illustrated brochure summarizes the successes achieved by a project that used duty solicitors to give detainees in Nigerian police stations early access to legal advice.

March 2015
First page of PDF with filename: pretrial-justice-brochure-nigeria-20150316_0.pdf
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Innovative Efforts, Proven Results: How Timap for Justice Provides Legal Aid in Sierra Leone

This 12-page illustrated brochure summarizes the successes achieved by a community paralegal project in Sierra Leone that focused on providing front-line legal aid to pretrial detainees.

March 2015
First page of PDF with filename: pretrial-justice-brochure-sierraleone-20150316.pdf
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Legal Aid in Europe: Minimum Requirements under International Law

This briefing paper summarizes the current minimum international legal standards on the right to legal aid, drawing on European human rights law and global principles and standards.

April 2015
First page of PDF with filename: ee-legal-aid-standards-20150427.pdf
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Legal Tools: Early Access to Justice in Europe

Part of a toolkit on arrest rights in Europe, this “template brief” from the Open Society Justice Initiative provides lawyers with arguments and research to support litigation in domestic courts.

April 2012
First page of PDF with filename: legal-tools-early-access-20120424.pdf
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Legal Tools: Arrest Rights and the Right to Information

Part of a toolkit on arrest rights in Europe, this “template brief” from the Open Society Justice Initiative provides lawyers with research on the right of suspects to obtain information during criminal proceedings.

November 2012
First page of PDF with filename: arrest-rights-brief-right-to-Information-20121021.pdf
Briefing Paper

Legal Tools: Right to Legal Aid

Part of a toolkit on arrest rights in Europe, this “template brief” from the Open Society Justice Initiative provides lawyers with research on the right to legal aid for suspects and accused persons.

April 2013
First page of PDF with filename: arrest-rights-template-legal-aid-20130412.pdf
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