Publications

Timap for Justice: An Experiment in Providing Basic Justice Services to the Poor

Simeon Koroma and Vivek Maru, Concord Times (Freetown), 24 March 2006 This two part article describes Timap for Justice, an effort to provide justice services through community-based paralegals.

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An Evaluation of the Way that Paralegals at the Timap Programme in Magburaka, Sierra Leone, Deal with Family Cases

Lotta Teale, 13 August 2007 Independent family law specialist Lotta Teale assesses Timap’s work in cases concerning disputes within the family.

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Custody, Maintenance, and Succession: The Internalization of Women’s and Children’s Rights Under Customary Law in Africa

Allison D. Kent, Michigan Journal of International Law, 2007 In this journal note, former Timap intern Allison Kent examines the incorporation of international human rights norms into areas traditionally governed by customary law, touching on examples from Sierra Leone.

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Paralegals and Community Oversight Boards in Sierra Leone

Simeon Koroma, International Institute for Environment and Development and the Food and Agriculture Organizaion, Legal Empowerment in Practice, 2008 Co-founder and director Simeon Koroma discusses Timap’s paralegal services, community dialogues, and the role of Community Oversight Boards in helping paralegals conduct needs assessments and interface with the communities in which they work. This article appears […]

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Delivering Justice to Sierra Leone’s Poor: An Analysis of the Work of Timap for Justice

Pamela Dale, The World Bank, Justice for the Poor Program, 2009 This article from the Justice for the Poor program at the World Bank analyzes Timap’s theory, methods, and impact. The paper is based on findings from qualitative case-study field research in Sierra Leone.

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Between Law and Society: Paralegals and the Provision of Justice Services in Sierra Leone and Worldwide

Vivek Maru, The Yale Journal of International Law, 2006 This article by co-founder Vivek Maru explores the methodology of Timap for Justice, often through treatment of specific cases, and considers the broader applicability of the paralegal approach to justice services.

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