The Millennium Development Goals are about to expire and the world is debating how to do things better. Let’s make access to justice part of the new agenda.
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We work internationally to develop effective and accountable justice systems. Nationally, we support and train lawyers and community paralegals, and seek to make justice accessible to all.
The following Open Society programs focus on this topic.
The former attorney general of Guatemala discusses whether it is possible today to change Guatemala’s culture of impunity.
The sacking of Sierra Leone's vice president has sparked political tensions and fueled concerns about the role of the constitution and the rule of law.
The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala remains an “indispensable partner” in battle against organized criminality, according to this review of the performance of the UN-backed body.
This panel will present research demonstrating how the drug war particularly harms women, and will explore leveraging upcoming UN convenings to better promote and protect the human rights of women and families.
The former Soviet republic’s Westernizing prison reform is a cautionary tale of why such overhauls only work with constant oversight.
This discussion looks at the condition of human rights in Turkmenistan, one of the world’s most repressive and least transparent countries.