[JURIST] A UN report [text, PDF] released on Wednesday concludes that informal justice systems must be used as part of broader initiatives to ensure that human rights of people in developing countries are protected. The report shows that many groups of people, including women, children and minorities, benefit from informal justice systems because they empower them to make claims on issues such as divorce, custody and property rights. According to the report, "[informal justice systems] may be more accessible than...

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