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Legal empowerment approaches in the context of COVID-19

Emerging data reveals the COVID-19 pandemic’s disproportionate impact on historically marginalized communities. Drawing on in-depth interviews with legal empowerment practitioners, this article explores case studies of three communities (in Argentina, India, and the United States) that highlight a grassroots approach to tackling injustice during COVID-19. The article finds lasting insights for human rights practitioners and scholars, with the concepts of translation, trust, and transformation integral to disrupting power structures and creating pathways for communities to become the authors of their own justice and liberation.

Uploaded on: Nov 23, 2020
Year Published: 2020
Author: Sukti Dhital

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Resource Type: Practitioner Resources Issues: Generalist Legal Services Tool Type: Journal Articles & Books Method: Research Languages: English Regions: > Global, Argentina, India, United States