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Why Justice Matters to Development

Four billion people around the world live without the protections of the law. They live without access to their rights, vulnerable to exploitation and violence. Poverty will only be defeated when the law works for everyone.

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Fifteen years ago the UN’s Millennium Development Goals set out to eliminate extreme poverty. They helped bring enormous progress, but there is much left to be done. Now, with the goals set to expire in 2015, the world is rethinking its development agenda. It’s a chance to get things right. It’s a chance to include a goal for justice.

Justice and Development: The Post-2015 Agenda

Open Society Voices

December 18, 2014 | by Peter Chapman | 3

The move toward including justice in the UN’s post-2015 development agenda highlights the fundamental role of civil society—and regular people—in securing sustainable development.

December 17, 2014 | by Erna Witoelar, Alvon Palma

Indonesia should support the inclusion of justice targets in the new set of development goals being negotiated at the UN.

September 23, 2014 | by James Goldston | 2

UN member states are launching negotiations on global development goals for 2015-30. It is time to include targets for justice.