Delivering rural justice through community-owned courts in Bihar, India

In June 2017, a long-running land dispute was settled in just six days in a community-owned court in Bihar.             Returning to his village after many years, Ramashish had received a rude shock. His cousins had deprived him of the 5.90 acres of land he’d inherited. Over the last 20 years, Ramashish had approached villagers, policemen, and civil court judges to resolve the dispute, but withou...