Comprehensive Legal Empowerment Plan

The Legal Inclusion Mapping per country has as ultimate objective the formulation of, fundraising for, and implementation of the Comprehensive Legal Empowerment Plan. Thus, the results of the mapping of the excluded groups in a country allow for the formulation of institutional solutions and legal empowerment plans.

Its conclusions include:

  • The observation of a country’s level of inclusion/exclusion A description of the legally marginalized groups of the country and an analysis on their legal needs
  • A solution-based outlook on how these legal needs can be solved through the national system
  • Options and recommendations for the inclusion of marginalized groups into their country’s system
  • A baseline for the progress monitoring framework of the country

The Legal Inclusion Mapping Method was developed by the legal empowerment professionals, research experts and local networks of Microjustice. Microjustice’s partnerships are developed with relevant organizations and institutions both internationally and in the Mapping countries. While all mappings are conducted locally, they are centrally coordinated from The Hague. This approach of simultaneous mapping in various countries allows for cost-efficient operations, improved consistency, mutual learning, and innovation.


The Comprehensive Legal Empowerment Plan meets marginalized groups’ legal needs and leads to their legal inclusion. It is a solution-based program that takes the results of the Legal Inclusion Mapping’s analysis to implement sustainable and inclusive solutions. Its particularity lays in the fact that there is an international exchange of best practices on both on the policy level and on the legal empowerment level.

It consists of:

  1. Legal Empowerment Program to help marginalized groups overcome barriers that they face in the process of legal empowerment;
  2. The standardization and digitalization of legal practices
  3. The recreation of best practices
  4. Recommendations regarding institutional capacity building to make the legal and administrative system of a country more effective, accountable, and inclusive, for all its inhabitants.

These solutions are implemented through the network of individuals, excluded groups, academics, civil society groups, international organizations, States and NGOs involved in the Mapping. This allows for cost-efficient operations, improved consistency, mutual learning and innovation.

The legal inclusion mapping teams engage with stakeholders on various levels from the start. This ensures that relevant institutions and organizations in the mapped countries are consulted and bought-in from the beginning of the mapping process to develop a broadly backed Comprehensive Legal Empowerment Plan.