Strengthening the Rule of Law and Access to Justice for Healthy Democracies

March 19, 2024 | 7:00 a.m. (EST) / 20:00 (KST) / 12:00 (CET) | Virtual

Organized by the OECD and Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

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The rule of law and access to justice are foundational pillars for democratic governance and sustainable development. They are essential for the protection of human rights, the enforcement of law, and the overall functioning of democratic societies.

As part of the 3rd Summit for Democracy in Korea, this virtual event aims to highlight innovative strategies and collaborative efforts in strengthening the people-centered rule of law and enhancing access to justice globally, with a view to strengthening democratic resilience.


  • To showcase successful policies and practices that have been implemented to strengthen the people-centred rule of law and improve access to justice across countries, including those that are members of the Justice Action Coalition.
  • To facilitate a dialogue among policymakers, legal practitioners, civil society representatives, and international organisations on current challenges and opportunities in promoting people-centricity in the rule of law and justice for all.
  • To identify priority areas for international cooperation and partnership to further advance people-centred justice and the rule of law on a global scale.


  • Alpha Sesay Esq., Deputy Minister of Justice, Office of Attorney General and Ministry of Justice, Government of Sierra Leone
  • Atieno Odhiambo, Director, Legal Empowerment Fund, The Fund for Global Human Rights
  • Jesse Bernstein, Senior Advisor, Office for Access to Justice, U.S. Department of Justice (US DOJ)
  • Kartik Sharma, International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
  • Tatyana Teplova, Head of Division, Policy Coherence for SDGs, Senior Counsellor, Gender, Justice and Inclusiveness, OECD
  • Young Gi Kim, Judge, High Court, Korea


  • Swati Mehta, Program Director, Justice for All, Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

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