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Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
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Policy BriefCan legal empowerment help to address ethnic exclusion?
‘Legal empowerment’ is defined as a process of systemic change through which the poor and excluded become able to use the law to protect and advance their rights and interests as citizens and economic actors...Legal empowerment Group-based inequality Property rights
Journal ArticleLegal Empowerment and Horizontal Inequalities after Conflict
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityHorizontal inequality Legal empowerment Peacebuilding
Journal ArticleCan Business Rights Alleviate Group-Based Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa?: Understanding the Limits to Reform
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityGroup-based inequality Minorities Business
Journal ArticleUsing Legal Empowerment for Labour Rights in India
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityLabour Judicial activism Legal empowerment
Journal ArticleLegal Empowerment of the Poor through Property Rights Reform: Tensions and Trade-offs of Land Registration and Titling in Sub-Saharan Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityProperty Land rights
Journal ArticleIdentity Documents, Welfare Enhancement, and Group Empowerment in the Global South
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityIdentity Legal empowerment Welfare
Journal ArticleAccess to What?: Legal Agency and Access to Justice for Indigenous Peoples in Latin America
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityIndigenous rights Human rights Legal empowerment
Journal ArticleLegal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityLegal empowerment Ethnicity Horizontal inequality
Journal Special IssueLegal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality
The articles in the forthcoming special issue are already available online on full open access. The special issue will be officially published in March 2019, vol. 55, issue 3...Legal empowerment Group-based inequality Property rights
Working PaperLegal empowerment and group-based inequality
Legal empowerment has become widely accepted in development policy circles as an approach to addressing poverty and exclusion...Legal empowerment Ethnicity Horizontal inequality
Working PaperUsing legal empowerment for labour rights in India
This paper brings labour back into the literature on legal empowerment against poverty. Employing a historical lens, I outline three waves of legal movements. Each wave is distinguished by its timing, the state-level target, and the actors involved...Labour Judicial activism Legal empowerment
Working PaperLegal empowerment and horizontal inequalities after conflict
This article explores whether legal empowerment can address horizontal inequalities in post-conflict settings, and if so, how...Horizontal inequality Legal empowerment Peacebuilding
Working PaperLegal empowerment of the poor through property rights reform: Tensions and trade-offs of land registration and titling in sub-Saharan Africa
Land registration and titling in Africa has been seen as a means of legal empowerment of the poor that can protect smallholders’ and pastoralists’ rights of access to land and other land-based resources...Property Land rights
Working PaperBusiness rights and ethnic exclusion in sub-Saharan Africa: Addressing group-based inequality through business rights reform
The business rights pillar of the Legal Empowerment of the Poor agenda is not preoccupied with equality of outcome; it concentrates instead on equality of opportunity...Legal empowerment Entrepreneurship Affirmative action
Working PaperAccess to what?: Legal agency and access to justice for indigenous peoples in Latin America
In this paper I issue a call for a primary focus on expanding and strengthening alternative, community-based justice system, as a strategy for securing the full benefits of legal agency to indigenous and other culturally distinct groups...Indigenous rights Human rights Legal empowerment