Justice and Development: The Post-2015 Agenda
The Case for Justice
Time to Close the Circle: Development Needs Justice
UN member states are launching negotiations on global development goals for 2015-30. It is time to include targets for justice.
Open Society Voices
We need to persuade members of the UN General Assembly that development targets should involve not just access to education, healthcare, clean water, and other vital services, but also access to justice.
Community-based paralegals are helping young women and their families use the law to resolve problems arising from “down country” marriages.
Justice and the rule of law are delivered through a broad array of institutions, so a unitary focus on ‘the justice sector’ in setting development targets is unlikely to deliver meaningful results.
Social accountability initiatives mobilize citizens to protect their right to health, and they yield real results.