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December 2011

”Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Society” is a new, user-friendly and authoritative publication on United Nations human rights bodies and mechanisms – explaining how they work and exploring the many important ways that civil society actors including NGOs can contribute to their work.


The Handbook on improving access to legal aid in Africa and the Survey Report on access to legal aid in criminal justice systems in Africa were developed as part of a project to promote access to legal aid in Africa.


This summary document provides an overview of the findings of the first phase of the Legal Services Research Centre’s (LSRC)’ means assessment research project.