Justice for All | Report of the Task Force on Justice

Publication: Report

At the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development lies a vision of a just, equitable, tolerant, open, and socially inclusive world in which the needs of the most vulnerable are met.

SDG16.3 promises to ensure equal access to justice for all by 2030. Other justice related targets cover legal identity, injustices such as corruption and illicit financial flows, and the promotion of rights and gender equality.

Drawing on research by the world’s leading justice organizations and experts, the report of the Task Force on Justice proposes a different approach to justice – putting people at the center of justice systems and justice at the heart of sustainable development.

To achieve the goal of providing access to justice for all, we must:

  • Place justice at the heart of sustainable development

  • Put people at the center of justice systems

  • Move from justice for the few to justice for all

Learn more about this work: https://www.justice.sdg16.plus/report

Related Resources

  • Publication: Policy Brief April 8, 2020 Justice for All

    Justice for All and the Public Health Emergency

    The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global emergency. It is not only a health crisis but also a human rights crisis. Justice actors face daunting responsibilities as they design, implement, and enforce new measures to prevent the spread of infection. Measures that heighten the risk of human rights abuses can undermine trust, at a time when the justice system most needs to maintain the public’s confidence. For better or for worse, justice systems and justice workers are on the frontline of this pandemic.

  • Publication: Policy Brief July 14, 2021 Justice for All

    Justice for All and the Social Contract in Peril

    This Pathfinders briefing, drafted by lead authors David Steven, Maaike de Langen, Sam Muller, and Mark Weston, together with more than 30 partners from around the world, publishes its third and final briefing on Justice in a Pandemic, a series examining the role of justice sectors in responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

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