Access to Justice: Making Progress Together
Stacey Cram, Policy Director, Namati; Alejandro Ponce, Chief Research Officer, World Justice Project; Julien Moriceau, Research Coordinator, Avocats san Frontieres; Renzo Lavin, Co-director of the Civil Association for Equality and Justice of Argentina; Jennifer Smith, Executive Director, The International Legal Foundation; TBC, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development; TBC, Argentina; TBC, Colombia
Fundamentals liberties and human rights - Roundtable
Dec. 8 2016 04:00 PM - 04:50 PM
Palais d'Iéna - Amphitheatre
With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the call for the creation of indicators, including at the national and regional levels, efforts across the globe are underway by countries and civil society organizations to identify ways to measure and track access to justice as laid out in Target 16.3. The panelists will provide flash presentations on their efforts to support measurement of justice and how it fits into OGP's mandate. In particular, they will discuss the value of a new proposed OGP commitment on the topic, which states:
We will accelerate implementation of Goal 16 through sharing best practices on data collection and measurement on access to justice that can ultimately strengthen the justice sector and lay the foundation for wider collaboration on the use of open government to support the rule of law and access to justice going forward. This responds to the call to “Ensure equal access to justice for all,” in Goal 16 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which requires access to reliable data and the ability to measure the impact of justice interventions by governments and civil society on various populations over time as well as OGP’s Joint Declaration on Open Government for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Moderator: Maha Jweied, Deputy Director, Office for Access to Justice, Department of Justice - United States Panelists: Stacey Cram, Policy Director, Namati Alejandro Ponce, Chief Research Officer, World Justice Project Julien Moriceau, Research Coordinator, Avocats san Frontieres Renzo Lavin, Co-director of the Civil Association for Equality and Justice of Argentina Jennifer Smith, Executive Director, The International Legal Foundation TBC, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development TBC, Argentina TBC, Colombia
Demonstrate OGP’s role in fostering a race to the top and strengthening government accountability and the benefits of pursuing reform through collaboration around common commitments. Advance country commitments in an area at the heart of SDG implementation – access to justice – and support a shared ability to measure progress in this key area.