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In the News this week 
Land rights: Liberia is about to pass a law that would recognize customary land rights affecting over five million people and allowing for greater protections within communities. Place
Nicaragua: The United Nations has released a report citing human rights violations over the past few months in Nicaragua during the crackdown on protesters. Reuters
Female judge: Pakistan has sworn in its first female chief justice of a high court, marking an historic step forward for women justice professionals. News18
Peaceful elections: Ahead of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s elections later this year, UN officials urged that the process respect fundamental rights and freedoms. UN News Centre
An Expert look
Solving legal problems: Zooming in on survey results illustrates that the majority of Mexican citizens resolve everyday legal problems without involving the courts. Justice for All
Peace and devolution: A new report looks at the impact of devolution in Kenya and its ability to sustain peace and promote inclusion, especially in smaller counties. Saferworld
Land use: A blog examines strategies employed by communities around land use change or conflicts in India, Indonesia and Myanmar to seek more equitable outcomes. CPR
Latest from IDLO
Joint Justice Programme in Somalia
IDLO, together with UNDP and others, has signed an agreement to launch a Joint Justice Programme in Somalia with the aim of strengthening the legal system and expanding justice services in the country. Read more
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