Poverty and Social Development Publications

Poverty & Social Development Committee Publications

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Peter D Maynard and Neil Gold, co-editors of Poverty, Justice and the Rule of Law, explain the importance of its new Spanish translation

There are over 400 million Spanish speakers in the world, who are broadly distributed among the continents and particularly in South and Central America, Europe and parts of North America. Importantly, emerging democracies of Latin America continue to struggle to put a truly democratic rule of law into effect.
Judicial independence: a key for access to justice for socially vulnerable groups, Dmitry Magonya

This article is based on an address by Dmitry Magonya to the conference of the International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace, Moscow, 30 May – 1 June 2014.
Enhancing legal education for women in Cambodia: how lawyers can alleviate poverty and promote the rule of law, John Claydon

The mandate of the Poverty, Empowerment and Rule of Law Working Group is to contribute towards alleviating poverty, creating empowerment and promoting the rule of law. Central to the success of these activities is recognition that lawyers can adopt a variety of approaches to reaching these goals. John Claydon presents an initiative in Cambodia aimed at enhancing legal education for women in Cambodia.
The war against poverty is not optional for lawyers, Bryan Horrigan, April 2015

Poverty is the ultimate abuse of human rights, denial of access to justice, and affront to the rule of law. The fullest aspirations of the rule of law are impossible to achieve in any local, national, or international community where poverty survives. Consequently, the legal war against poverty is a war in which all lawyers who fight for the rule of law are conscripted.
Terrorism and International Law: Accountability, Remedies and Reform (2011)

This report examines the developments in international law and practice in a dynamic and often controversial area.