Increasing Access to Justice in Iraq: Stories from our Beneficiaries

23 Feb 2013

Report Summary

People of all ages, ethnicities and religions, men and women alike, were served by UNDP Iraq’s “Access to Justice” Legal Help Desks and Mobile Legal Clinics. All over Iraqi Kurdistan, this project benefitted approximately 7,300 Iraqis who received answers to queries, one-on-one legal consultations on family legal matters including divorce, alimony, child custody and on criminal matters.


In total, 310 persons were offered full representation at an Iraqi court by an Access to Justice lawyer. More compelling than these statistics however, are the stories behind the numbers. This booklet provides a number of examples of how UNDP Iraq’s Access to Justice Project has changed the lives of the beneficiaries it served.

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