In the past 20 years Microjustice4All has implemented Legal Empowerment Programs in post-humanitarian crises and development situations. It is based on this experience that MJ4All developed its Legal Empowerment Methodology, laid down in the Methodology Handbook and Handbook in humanitarian crises.
A Legal Empowerment Plan is the core outcome to follow-up of the Legal Inclusion Mapping of a country. While the Legal Inclusion Mapping carries out a national legal diagnosis and determines where the simplification and digitialization of the institutional capacity and procedures is needed, the Legal Empowerment Program fulfills the role of a legal service provider and makes these institutions and procedures accessible to the people of the country.
For example: when a client goes to see a lawyer for a legal issue, the lawyer will first see which legal tools can be used to respond to the client’s legal need and then follow the necessary procedure. The Legal Empowerment Program delegates the diagnosis part to the Legal Inclusion Mapping, and uses economies of scale to make the procedure accessible to legally-excluded groups.
Microjustice legal services are focused on the practicalities of everyday life. The aim is to ensure that basic legal needs are satisfied to help provide individuals with legal protection and access to rights and entitlements such as public services, benefits and amenities. In particular, MJ4All focuses on non-litigious private and administrative legal matters that are fundamental for legal inclusion such as civil documents, and documents relating to: property and housing, income-generating activities, family law, and inheritance.
Want to know more?
Click on The Methodology to know the theory and methodology behind the Legal Empowerment Program
Click on MJ4All in Humanitarian Crises to know about our work in the FRY
Click on Legal Empowerment Organizations Worldwide to get to know our MJ4All Country Organizations in Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Rwanda, Kenya, and the Former Yugoslavia.