IT’S TIME TO #TIPTHESCALES
TOWARDS #JUSTICEFORALL

Peace. Democracy. Sustainable development. Equality.

To achieve each of these visions for a better world, we must be able to protect our basic rights and hold the powerful accountable. That is the purpose of law.

Yet the UN estimates that 4 billion people live outside the protection of the law: They do not understand it, cannot use it, and do not get to shape it. As a result, they can be driven from their land, intimidated by violence, and excluded from society. For them, injustice is the norm.

But change is within reach.

Justice defenders are bringing down barriers that prevent people and communities from accessing justice. Now, governments need to do their part.

In 2015, 193 countries agreed to make “access to justice for all” one of the goals for achieving sustainable development by 2030. This marked a huge shift in global thinking. But, the work of justice defenders remains chronically underfunded, and the defenders themselves are increasingly at risk.

We cannot let this continue.

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Video: I am a Justice Defender – Demanding Justice For All at the High Level Political Forum

Our community achieved a major victory when justice was included in the Sustainable Development Goals, but what comes next? With the world recognizing that sustainable development is impossible without justice, we must support the grassroots justice defenders who work to ensure justice for all. These frontline advocates are crucial for advancing the SDGs at the local level, but they are under-resourced and under attack. In 2018, justice defenders around the world launched the Justice for All Campaign calling for increased funding and protection for grassroots justice defenders. During this Year of Justice, we celebrate our accomplishments and push for accelerated action at the UN High Level Political Forum.

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Rome Civil Society Declaration on SDG16+

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If You Want Peace & Development, (Protect and Finance those who) Work for Social Justice!

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Juves – A Justice Defender

Date 03/20/2018    By Michael Otto   |   Manager, The Global Legal Empowerment Network   |   Linkedin

Juves represents vulnerable communities in Rwanda - read his justice defender story.

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