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20 May 2016

Rapport Tunisie sur la loi 52 sur les Stupefiants

Tunisia: the law against drugs grinds to a standstill

In spite of declarations in the media and the adoption of a new bill by the Council of Ministers, the current anti-drug law is now entering its 25th year. Even though it is largely considered to be unfair, ineffective and obsolete, this law continues to victimise the most vulnerable sectors of the Tunisian population. ASF is working hard to push for faster legislative reform on the issue.

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8 April 2016

A two-year struggle against the use of illegal detention in the DR Congo

For the last two years, ASF has been working actively with the Bar Associations of the west of the DR Congo in order to combat the abusive and sometimes even illegal use of preventive detention. In the coming weeks, ASF will come back to three key aspects of this project: the development of the capacity of individuals held in detention to understand and to take action, the legal representation of detainees by specifically trained lawyers and the highlighting of the catastrophic conditions of detention, and the causes underlying the very widespread use of preventive detention.

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7 December 2015

Access to justice in Chad: civil society is mobilising itself

Despite justice reforms undertaken in recent years, the population of Chad still encounters numerous obstacles when trying to obtain access to justice. Given this situation, civil society organisations (CSOs) are taking action and providing legal advice and assistance: ASF is supporting three of these CSOs in their efforts to protect human rights.

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27 August 2015

The state of justice in the Central African Republic

Bangui – ASF (Avocats Sans Frontières) has recently launched support activities to help facilitate better access to justice in the Central African Republic. In the wake of successive politico-military crises, the country’s judicial institutions need to be rebuilt. In collaboration with legal stakeholders, the Bar association and civil society, ASF’s actions aim to contribute to improving access to justice for vulnerable people.

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1 July 2015

ASF partnerships: the cornerstone of sustainable change

Brussels/Bujumbura – Against the backdrop of an extremely serious political crisis, ASF and its partners continue working to ensure access to justice for all in Burundi. ASF and the bar association at Bujumbura Court of Appeal have recently signed an agreement renewing and shaping their partnership up to 2021.

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15 May 2015

Sensibilisation avec affiche et microphone - ASF Goma

No legal existence equals no rights for Congolese citizens

Lubero, DR Congo – Registration of births – and marriages – is vital for the establishment of citizens’ rights. This is the message that was shared by ASF and its partners with more than 6,000 people living in Lubero, North Kivu.

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12 November 2014

: L’association des Femmes Juristes du Tchad est l’une des trois organisations bénéficiant du soutien d’ASF. Deuxième à partir de la droite : Ben Kabagambe, Coordinateur de programme ASF au Tchad.

Chad: civil society is rallying together for better access to justice

The population of Chad still faces numerous obstacles when trying to obtain access to justice. Given this situation, organisations of civil society are taking action: they are making citizens more aware of their rights, offering them free legal advice, judicial assistance or mediation services. ASF is supporting three of these organisations in their efforts to protect human rights.

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23 April 2014

Nepalese women’s quest to claim rights

In Nepal, when a man abandons his wife and family it is common for the woman to be left in the lurch as destitutes. Women are systematically denied their rights under the law especially property rights, inheritance and alimony. ASF in partnership with local bar associations, plays a crucial role in not only empowering women’s awareness of the law to claim their rights but also accompanying them through the legal processes.

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19 March 2014

For a more accessible justice system in eastern Congo

The vulnerable population in the east of the DRC is benefiting from free legal advice thanks to a new partnership between the bar associations in the region and ASF. In practice, this means that more life is injected into the free legal aid services, helping to make the justice system more attainable for people seeking justice, and to assist in bringing about a return to peace.

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7 December 2013

What’s the point of human rights if there is no access to remedy?

On the occasion of Human Rights Day on 10 December, ASF notes that rights are not effective if so many people in vulnerable situations cannot access remedy for human rights violations. This is especially the case in countries emerging from conflict or in transition.

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