For the first time in history, the possibility of eradicating poverty is a reality. The number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen across every developing region over the last 12 years.



Finding out what works to guarantee access to justice for people with less than $2 a day.

Justice plays a fundamental role in eliminating poverty. But justice is out of reach for too many people. This website hosts a conversation within the Global Legal Empowerment Network about concrete ways in which we can incorporate legal empowerment into the global policy agenda.

Innovation in the Criminal Justice System: A National Survey of Criminal Justice Leaders is part of a multi-faceted inquiry concerning innovation and criminal justice reform conducted by the Center for Court Innovation in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the U.S. Department of Justice.

The European Commission, Parliament and Council have this month reached agreement on the text of a new law which will guarantee suspects across the EU the right of access to lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest.

Legal aid has been available to all since 1949. New reforms, announced this year, will gradually cut this scheme which the Daily Mail reports is costing £500,000 per week in legal aid to prisoners. What's behind these figures?

A judge has revoked free legal aid for a number of defendants after they went on holiday instead of appearing in court.

The use of outdated Penal Code provisions and abuses by police against poor persons and sex workers specifically has caused some concern among many working on legal and human rights issues in Malawi.

On 1 April 2013, the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) came into force. It means that fewer people now have access to free legal representation than at any time since legal aid (state funding for legal advice and representation) was introduced.

The Ministry of Justice has claimed that an ‘email glitch’ is to blame for many barristers and solicitors receiving a message telling them that their response to the Transforming Legal Aid consultation has been ‘deleted unread’.