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Egyptian Human Rights Groups Face Difficult Choices After Al-Sisi’s Ultimatum

Heather McRobie 21st January 2015

A Mubarak-era law stating that human rights groups must register has been utilised by President al-Sisi’s administration to encourage compliance with the administration by human rights organisations based in Egypt. Issued with an ultimatum by the government in November to either re-register or face a crackdown, Egyptian human rights organisations are facing difficult questions about […]

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Implementing the Right to Education Through the Courts: The Legal Resources Centre and Oxford University Host Workshop on Remedies and Enforcement

Shona Gazidis 19th January 2015

The courts are a very effective tool in enforcing socio-economic rights and filling gaps so often left by governments. The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) has litigated the right to education through the South African Courts for the past six years. In order to successfully litigate the right, there needs to be appropriate remedies and enforcement […]

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Valuing the Work of Community Lawyers’ to Resolve Systemic Problems – The Productivity Commission Report on Access to Justice Arrangements in Australia

Liz Curran 16th January 2015

In the past decade or more in Australia, creeping managerialism and efforts to reduce funding of services under the guise of ‘fiscal belt tightening’ and efficiency have threatened and sometimes jeopardised the effectiveness of the legal system in being able to respond to community need. The Australian Productivity Commission’s Final Report on ‘Access to Justice […]

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