African Voices of Legal Empowerment (English, multiple legal systems, HuffPost)

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For which legal systems does the resource provide instruction? Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Kenya
On which topics does the resource provide instruction? paralegal, Kampala Declaration on Community Paralegals, legal empowerment
For which languages is instruction provided? English
Title of the online educational resource for law and legal systems African Voices of Legal Empowerment
Author Chi Mgbako
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Date of publication 2013/03/12
Year of publication 2013 CE
URL https://www.huffingtonpost.com/chi-mgbako/african-voices-of-legal-e b 2443305.html
Does this resource include a glossary, dictionary, or similar reference material? no
Was this resource published in law review or similar academic or professional journal? no
Is this resource freely available online? yes
Is this resource available as a PDF or other downloadable format? no
Does this resource include an audio or video presentation? no
Does this resource include a quiz or test of knowledge? no
Quotation from the resource Many African countries face a dearth of lawyers, leaving poorer individuals to navigate the winding road to justice alone. Community paralegals, non-lawyers armed with legal knowledge and a sophisticated understanding of the mechanics of state institutions, use mediation, organizing, education, and advocacy to help individuals and communities demand and realize their rights. Community paralegals in Africa emerged as early as the 1950s in South Africa, helping black South Africans attempt escape from apartheid’s legal black hole. Since then, paralegalism as a method of legal empowerment has spread like a brushfire throughout Africa.
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For a resource online, insert the citation for the quotation here Mgbako, Chi, "African Voices of Legal Empowerment," HuffPost, March 12, 2013, accessed March 20, 2018, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/chi-mgbako/african-voices-of-legal-e_b_2443305.html
Relevant century CE or BCE 20 CE
Relevant years CE or BCE 1950 CE
Relevant geographic areas Africa, South Africa, Malawi, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Kenya
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Relevant terms and phrases dearth, lawyer, poor, individual, navigate, wind, road, justice, community, paralegal, community paralegal, non-, non-lawyer, arm, legal, knowledge, sophisticated, understanding, mechanic, state, institution, mediation, organize, education, advocacy, demand, realize, right, escape, apartheid, black hole, paralegalism, method, empowerment, legal empowerment, brushfire
Relevant individuals Chimwemwe Ndalahoma, Daniel Sesay, Judith Ochanda
Relevant organizations Paralegal Advisory Service Institute, Namati, Nyando Human Rights Advocacy and Development Network
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Chi Mgbako +
Chimwemwe Ndalahoma +, Daniel Sesay +  and Judith Ochanda +
Malawi +, South Africa +, Uganda +, Sierra Leone +  and Kenya +
Paralegal Advisory Service Institute +, Namati +  and Nyando Human Rights Advocacy and Development Network +
dearth +, lawyer +, poor +, individual +, navigate +, wind +, road +, justice +, community +, paralegal +, community paralegal +, non- +, non-lawyer +, arm +, legal +, knowledge +, sophisticated +, understanding +, mechanic +, state +, institution +, mediation +, organize +, education +, advocacy +, demand +, realize +, right +, escape +, apartheid +, black hole +, paralegalism +, method +, empowerment +, legal empowerment +  and brushfire +
paralegal +, Kampala Declaration on Community Paralegals +  and legal empowerment +
Africa +, South Africa +, Malawi +, Uganda +, Sierra Leone +  and Kenya +
Many African countries face a dearth of laMany African countries face a dearth of lawyers, leaving poorer individuals to navigate the winding road to justice alone. Community paralegals, non-lawyers armed with legal knowledge and a sophisticated understanding of the mechanics of state institutions, use mediation, organizing, education, and advocacy to help individuals and communities demand and realize their rights. Community paralegals in Africa emerged as early as the 1950s in South Africa, helping black South Africans attempt escape from apartheid’s legal black hole. Since then, paralegalism as a method of legal empowerment has spread like a brushfire throughout Africa.spread like a brushfire throughout Africa. +
Mgbako, Chi, "African Voices of Legal Empowerment," HuffPost, March 12, 2013, accessed March 20, 2018, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/chi-mgbako/african-voices-of-legal-e_b_2443305.html +
1950 CE +