A rights-based approach to lawyering: legal empowerment as an alternative to legal aid in post-disaster haiti

Describes a rights-based community lawyering response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. By bringing individual cases of human rights violations to Haitian courts, human rights lawyers strengthened the ability of the judiciary to respond to the needs of directly affected communities. Organizing and community engagement, operating alongside legal representation, provides valuable openings for communities to claim rights.
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