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May 1, 2019

Global Report Hails Legal Empowerment as a Force for Justice

by Namati in Advocacy & Systemic Change, Community Paralegals, Global Legal Empowerment Network, Namati News, Post-2015 Agenda, Resources & Research

Our community fought hard to make justice part of the Sustainable Development Goals. But world governments have not backed their words with action. In many places, injustice is growing and justice systems are getting worse. On our current trajectory, the historic commitment in the SDGs to achieve “access to justice for all” could die as…

January 21, 2019

New brief makes the case to fund and protect justice defenders

by Namati in Advocacy & Systemic Change, Community Paralegals, Global Legal Empowerment Network, Namati News, Post-2015 Agenda, Resources & Research

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” These words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ring true today. Especially when justice defenders themselves are at risk. Today, on MLK Day, Namati and the Justice For All campaign are launching a policy brief that offers recommendations on how governments, donors, and multilateral institutions can finance…

September 25, 2018

Help Us Demand Justice For All at the United Nations

by Vivek Maru, Namati CEO in Advocacy & Systemic Change, Global Legal Empowerment Network, Post-2015 Agenda

We live in challenging times. While the movement for legal empowerment is stronger than ever, so are the forces working to stymie access to justice across the globe. Today, we have a unique opportunity to change that, by making justice for all a central issue for world leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly. We…

February 21, 2018

Justice For All Campaign Launches on World Social Justice Day

by Stacey Cram in Advocacy & Systemic Change, Global Legal Empowerment Network, Namati News, Post-2015 Agenda

In 2015, 193 countries agreed to make “access to justice for all” one of the goals for achieving sustainable development by 2030. This marked a huge shift in global thinking. But that thinking has not been matched by action. When the 17 goals were announced, most were accompanied by major financial commitments: $956 million from…

March 11, 2017

Financing Justice – an article by Namati’s CEO in Foreign Policy

by Namati in Advocacy & Systemic Change, General, Namati News, Post-2015 Agenda

The law should be accessible to everyone. The international community agreed to this when they adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but the funding needed to make it a reality has not materialized. With authoritarianism on the rise worldwide, finding a solution to the funding gap is now more critical than ever. Namati’s CEO, Vivek…

November 17, 2016

“Advocacy: Justice and the SDGs”

by Ope Peters in Advocacy & Systemic Change, General, Namati News, Post-2015 Agenda, Resources & Research

For 50 years access to justice has been guaranteed as a basic human right under international law. Yet for hundreds of millions of people around the world, this right is not their reality. Many countries have either failed to enact sufficient laws at the national level or failed to effectively implement them. As is often…

August 17, 2016

Why Norway Should Lead a Global Fund for Legal Empowerment

by Vivek Maru in Advocacy & Systemic Change, Community Paralegals, Post-2015 Agenda

This article was originally published in the Norwegian news outlet Aftenposten, on August 12, 2016. The Norwegian version can be read here.    Since World War II many countries have come to respect fundamental liberties, at least by the letter of the law. But for billions of people around the world those laws aren’t worth…

July 14, 2016

Measuring progress on peace and justice: New global data site for SDG16

by The SDG16 Data Alliance in Post-2015 Agenda

Press Release United Nations, July 14, 2016 – A coalition of international organizations today launched an online initiative to chart progress on one of the most challenging of the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the commitment to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies” in all parts of the world, with measurable objectives in specific…

July 8, 2016

It’s time Canada makes access to justice a reality for all

by Adrian Di Giovanni, Vivek Maru, and Lotta Teale in Advocacy & Systemic Change, Post-2015 Agenda

When a child is denied access to school, or an ailing person is shut out of a hospital, the media are quick to expose the injustice. Denial of health care or an education is unthinkable for most Canadians, yet access to justice, particularly for non−criminal issues, is out of reach for millions in this country,…

June 13, 2016

Four Ways Regional Bodies Can Help Deliver SDG Justice Commitments

by Temitayo O. Peters, Global Legal Advocacy Fellow, Namati in Post-2015 Agenda

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) differ from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in many ways. Unlike the MDGs, the SDGs universally apply to all countries, and are holistic and integrated. Moreover, their delivery is to be achieved by governments, civil society, and the private sector working together to achieve their success. The SDGs also recognize…