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Women’s access to justice: ASEAN perspectives

Women’s access to justice: ASEAN perspectives

Main contact: Catalina Droppelmann

This project is conducted by Professor Shailaja Fennell and Lucy MacMahon from the Centre for Development Studies and Catalina Droppelmann from the Centre for Community, Gender and Social Justice. Although access to justice is a fundamental human right, it is estimated that four billion people around the world do not enjoy the protections afforded by law. In this Scoping Study, we provide a sense of both the scope and the depth of the issue of women's access to justice in ASEAN nations.


Our Aims

The primary aims of the Centre are to:

  • bring together research interests relating to community sanctions (with a European and international as well as a national focus), gender, crime and justice
  • develop the links between criminal justice and social justice
  • give students and colleagues working in these broad areas a clear identity.   

A second, but no less important, objective is to use the Centre as a base from which to apply for research funding. 

Thirdly, the Centre links academic and practitioner related interests - organising a number of workshops with members of the National Probation Service, Community Rehabilitation Companies, voluntary organisations and youth justice agencies. 

The Centre holds occasional seminars and workshops and runs a monthly reading group.