Why do communities need enhancing access to justice?
According to recent research in Ukraine, almost 50% of people have had at least one legal problem. Thus, about 20 million Ukrainians need legal support.
To prevent this from happening, local self-governments need to start working on the following strategic areas:
access to justice is a people’s path to solving their legal problems
How does it work?
To solve systemic legal problems, communities ought to rely on their own knowledge: identify the problem, analyze its causes, choose an alternative to solve it.
The Human Rights Friendly Community Program assists local initiative groups in developing and conducting research on the legal needs of their communities.
Exploring of the community's legal needs
A significant achievement of the Program was the creation of the practical guide ‘Exploring the community's legal needs’