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The status of contract enforcement in Poland (English)

This report aims to provide an assessment of the state of contract enforcement in Poland as of 2012. The report is not intended to be a comprehensive assessment of all aspects of the justice sector nor should it be utilized as such. ... See More +

Law and Justice Study 76889 APR 01, 2013

Articulations of local governance in Timor-Leste : lessons for local development under decentralization (English)

This policy paper takes an understanding of this challenge as its starting point. It supports the conclusion that a clear strategy of working with communities to identify local development priorities and design, implement, and monitor these programs is essential to establishing ownership and local legitimacy and achieving the full potential of local development efforts under decentralization. ... See More +

Law and Justice Study 56931 OCT 04, 2010

Butterworth, David; Dale, Pamela Tetum

Articulations of local governance in Timor-Leste : lessons for local development under decentralization : Artikulasaun governansa lokal nian iha Timor-Leste : lisaun sira ba dezenvolvimentu lokal iha dezentralizasaun okos (Tetum)

This policy paper takes an understanding of this challenge as its starting point. It supports the conclusion that a clear strategy of working with communities to identify local development priorities and design, implement, and monitor these programs is essential to establishing ownership and local legitimacy and achieving the full potential of local development efforts under decentralization. ... See More +

Law and Justice Study 56931 OCT 01, 2010

Butterworth, David; Dale, Pamela

Africa regional justice note : a review and lessons learned (English)

The note is designed to assist Bank task teams, working together with their country counterparts, who may have varying levels of experience with promoting the Rule of Law (ROL); some would be familiar with the African context but not ROL, and for others, vice-versa. ... See More +

Law and Justice Study 57986 SEP 14, 2010

Uses and users of justice in Africa : the case of Ethiopia's federal courts (English)

This report presents the findings of one of a series of studies sponsored by the World Bank on the 'uses and users' of courts in the regions where it participates in justice reform projects. ... See More +

Law and Justice Study 57988 JUL 01, 2010

Uses and users of justice in Africa : the case of Ghana's specialised courts (English)

This research project involves the tracking of the progress of cases in Ghana's specialized courts. It seeks to provide data that are not usually available for a scientific assessment of the performance of the courts in Ghana. ... See More +

Law and Justice Study 57987 JUL 01, 2010

In search of success : case studies in justice sector development in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

The World Bank, Department for International Development (DFID) and other donors have long been engaged in legal and judicial reform in sub-Saharan Africa in such areas as legal drafting, strengthening court administration, judicial training, and the empowerment of citizens through a better understanding of the legal system. ... See More +

Law and Justice Study 57445 JUN 01, 2010

Walsh, Barry

Arguing traditions : denying Kenya's women access to land rights (English)

Two major approaches on how to address women's land security can be identified: reforming the formal legal sector, and embracing informal community practices. ... See More +

Law and Justice Study 52674 JAN 01, 2010

Harrington, Andrew; Chopra, Tanja

Eighth joint multinational judicial colloquium : UNCITRAL/INSOL/World Bank (English)

The eighth joint UNCITRAL/INSOL/World Bank multinational judicial colloquium was held in Vancouver, Canada on 20-21 June 2009. Over 80 judges and government officials attended from some 40 states, representing a broad range of practical experience and perspectives, particularly with respect to cross-border insolvency, from diverse legal systems. ... See More +

Law and Justice Study 70463 JUN 21, 2009

Kenya - The illusion of inclusion : women's access to rights in Northern Kenya (English)

This paper shows how official laws concerning justice for women, can be difficult to apply when they are not socially acknowledged, contextualized, or received, and therefore have minimal impact on women's lives. ... See More +

Law and Justice Study 70173 DEC 01, 2008

Ayuko, Bonita; Chopra, Tanja

Kenya - Building informal justice in northern Kenya (English)

This report analyzes the conflict resolution mechanisms among pastoralist societies in northern Kenya who have a long history of conflict but were by and large not involved in recent hostilities. ... See More +

Law and Justice Study 71691 DEC 01, 2008

Chopra, Tanja

Kenya - Reconciling society and the judiciary in northern Kenya (English)

This report discusses how to reconcile society and the judiciary in northern Kenya. It is a companion paper to Building Informal Justice in Northern Kenya, which focuses on the peace initiatives in the arid lands. ... See More +

Law and Justice Study 71692 DEC 01, 2008

Chopra, Tanja

Colombia - Creditor rights and insolvency proceedings (English)

This article analyzes the legislation and institutions connected with creditor rights and insolvency proceedings in Colombia. It aims to contribute to the debate on the conditions required to restore the vitality of the Colombian credit environment. ... See More +

Law and Justice Study 69542 MAY 01, 2006

Spanish

Colombia - Creditor rights and insolvency proceedings : Colombia - Derechos de credito y procesos concursales (Spanish)

This article analyzes the legislation and institutions connected with creditor rights and insolvency proceedings in Colombia. It aims to contribute to the debate on the conditions required to restore the vitality of the Colombian credit environment. ... See More +

Law and Justice Study 69542 MAY 01, 2006

English

Somalia - Disarmament, demobilization & reintegration of militia : Comment on status (English)

Somalia has been plagued by instability for most of its 45-year history. After more than fourteen failed attempts at peace to build a new central government, the current (2002-2005) National Reconciliation and Peace Process, Somalia is still fractured. ... See More +

Law and Justice Study 69645 MAY 01, 2005

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The status of contract enforcement in Poland (English)
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APR 01, 2013 76889 Law and Justice Study
Articulations of local governance in Timor-Leste : lessons for local development under decentralization (English)
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OCT 04, 2010 56931 Law and Justice Study Tetum
Articulations of local governance in Timor-Leste : lessons for local development under decentralization : Artikulasaun governansa lokal nian iha Timor-Leste : lisaun sira ba dezenvolvimentu lokal iha dezentralizasaun okos (Tetum)
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OCT 01, 2010 56931 Law and Justice Study
Africa regional justice note : a review and lessons learned (English)
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SEP 14, 2010 57986 Law and Justice Study
Uses and users of justice in Africa : the case of Ethiopia's federal courts (English)
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JUL 01, 2010 57988 Law and Justice Study
Uses and users of justice in Africa : the case of Ghana's specialised courts (English)
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JUL 01, 2010 57987 Law and Justice Study
In search of success : case studies in justice sector development in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 57445 Law and Justice Study
Arguing traditions : denying Kenya's women access to land rights (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 52674 Law and Justice Study
Eighth joint multinational judicial colloquium : UNCITRAL/INSOL/World Bank (English)
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JUN 21, 2009 70463 Law and Justice Study
Kenya - The illusion of inclusion : women's access to rights in Northern Kenya (English)
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DEC 01, 2008 70173 Law and Justice Study
Kenya - Building informal justice in northern Kenya (English)
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DEC 01, 2008 71691 Law and Justice Study
Kenya - Reconciling society and the judiciary in northern Kenya (English)
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DEC 01, 2008 71692 Law and Justice Study
Colombia - Creditor rights and insolvency proceedings (English)
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MAY 01, 2006 69542 Law and Justice Study Spanish
Colombia - Creditor rights and insolvency proceedings : Colombia - Derechos de credito y procesos concursales (Spanish)
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MAY 01, 2006 69542 Law and Justice Study English
Somalia - Disarmament, demobilization & reintegration of militia : Comment on status (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 69645 Law and Justice Study