PETITIONS

Petition: Tell world leaders to fund and protect justice defenders

Date: 07/06/2018     By: Justice For All
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Help #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.

SIGN THE PETITION

TELL WORLD LEADERS TO FUND AND PROTECT JUSTICE DEFENDERS.

We, the world’s justice defenders and citizens, call on world leaders to keep their promise, made at the United Nations, to ensure all people have equal access to justice. Only by funding and protecting grassroots justice defenders can we make justice, not injustice, the norm. The moment is now. It is time to tip the scales towards #JusticeForAll.

The number of signatures will be shared with governments during the UN General Assembly in September 2018.