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.
Access to justice not only ensures citizens can fully participate in their society—it’s also a key pillar of equitable development.
A collaboration between government and civil society groups is making sure that every citizen of Nepal can access the documentation that grants them their basic rights.
Brazil has achieved historic reductions in poverty. Now, the country has identified improved public safety as a way toward sustainable development.
In Cape Town’s informal settlements, people face the threat of assault, rape, and murder simply because they don’t have access to a secure toilet near their home.
Stephen Kotkin and Bill Keller discuss Stalin’s history and how its reading could shed light on the public and political life of Putin’s Russia.
A court in Kazakhstan has again ordered local police to pay compensation to a torture victim, recognizing the country’s obligation to respond to the UN Committee Against Torture.