By Paul Sixpence
The World Justice Project has produced data highlighting major legal problems that countries faced over the last two years.
For Zimbabwe, the major legal problems were/are; #consumer (interaction with business) & #community (access to public social services) rights.
31% of those who participated in the study faced a legal problem. Of those who faced legal problems, 54% did not know where to get help. The study makes a case for the expansion of #accesstojustice & #legalempowerment programs.
24% of those who reported to have experienced a legal problem, reported that they faced a hardship that affected their personal, work or family life.
Further, according to the data, it took an average 4 months to address a legal problem. Considering that the majority of legal problems had to do with consumer rights, one can argue that legal problems were not resolved within a reasonable time period.
Of the 31% who faced legal problems, 1% faced problems related to access to national identity documents & citizenship. This is linked to ethnic & national minorities struggling to access citizenship.
For more visit: Access to Justice | World Justice Project