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13 June 2018

Using the law for social change: a landscape review

Lisa Vanhala & Jacqui Kinghan
This review outlines existing knowledge on use of the law and human rights based approaches by the voluntary sector in the different countries of the UK.
Strengthening Civil Society


This is the first publication by the Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme Learning Partners and covers issues such as:

  • which types of law voluntary sector organisations use (and which they don’t)
  • structural and procedural opportunities and constraints in the legal system
  • the resourcing of legal action
  • the impact of legal action on other relationships
  • the interaction between different tactics for social change.

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