In the past 20 years Microjustice has implemented Legal Empowerment Programs in post-humanitarian crises and development situations. It is based on this experience that Microjustice 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 digitalization of the institutional capacity and procedures is needed, the Legal Empowerment Program fulfil the role of a legal assistance 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 refers the diagnosis part to the Legal Inclusion Mapping, which standardizes the procedure and therefore the procedure accessible to legally-excluded groups.
Microjustice legal assistance is 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, Microjustice 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.
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