Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Maaike S. de Langen, Karina Gerlach, Forging the International Movement for Achieving Justice for All, SSRN (2021):
The Justice for All report was presented to the UN’s High-level Political Forum in July 2019. It was one of the key outputs of the Task Force on Justice that came together under the leadership of Argentina, the Netherlands, Sierra Leone, and The Elders in early 2018. The Task Force developed a new perspective on justice systems, worked to increase ambition and collaboration, and provided evidence and recommendations for creating more just societies.
In this paper, we describe the international movement for people-centered justice and the impetus given to this movement by the adoption of SDG16 as part of the 2030 Agenda. We reflect on the role of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, the Task Force on Justice, and its contribution in forging the international coalition for justice for all. We also reflect on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on efforts to provide equal access to justice for all and set out next steps take this agenda forward.