Stay tuned for Lawtoons: removing the barriers to legal learning

Stay tuned for Lawtoons: removing the barriers to legal learning

Graphics are the oldest version of storytelling. Long before we had laws, humans were drawing messages and symbols on any medium they had to hand. Drawings supersede language. Indeed, drawing can be language and communication itself. You don’t need to be able to read the language of the artist, or indeed, read at all, to understand pictorial communication.

Which suits Kanan Dhru, who has turned to cartoons, or ‘Lawtoons’ to educate India’s children as to their legal rights. Dhru, of the Research Foundation for Governance in India, spoke to the ReInvent law conference in June about their success in using cartoons to educate and provide a new way of accessing the law.

Knowing your legal rights is of course a catch 22 position. A citizen can hardly fight for a right

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