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Public Release: Access to Justice Assessment Tool

The Access to Justice Assessment Tool is one in a series of assessment tools developed by experts in technical legal assistance and law reform at the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI).

The Tool is a research methodology for assessing the extent to which communities and individuals are able to use justice institutions to solve common justice problems.  It has enabled civil society organizations in countries around the world to conduct professional-quality research on access to justice and to design effective reforms and programming to address access to justice challenges in their communities. Using the Access to Justice Assessment Tool, ABA ROLI’s civil society partners have made important discoveries and generated knowledge with the potential to improve access to justice for the poor and the marginalized.

On March 21, 2012, after two years of intensive development, testing, and vetting, ABA ROLI is ready to present the Access to Justice Assessment Tool to the public for the first time. ABA ROLI’s civil society partners from Guinea, Indonesia, Mali, and the Philippines will share findings from their research, as well as views from the field on improving access to justice. Featured speaker and legal empowerment expert, Stephen Golub, will also give a keynote address on emerging innovations in legal empowerment and access to justice.

Featured Speakers

Introduction by:

Jennifer Tsai, Access to Justice Advisor, ABA Rule of Law Initiative
Justin Haccius, Legal Advocacy Advisor, Indonesia, ABA Rule of Law Initiative

Keynote address by: Stephen Golub, Legal Empowerment Expert and Law Professor


Adnan Buyung Azis, Executive Director, Yayasan Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Makassar (YLBHM), Indonesia
Raissa Jajurie, Mindanaw Branch Coordinator, Sentro ng Alternatuive Lingap Panligal (SALIGAN), Philippines
Mamadi Kaba, President, La Rencontre Africaine pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (RADDHO), Guinea
Maitre Fatimata Dicko Zouboye, Member and former Vice-president, l’Association des Juristes Maliennes (AJM), Mali

Logistical Information

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Event Details: March 21, 2012. 10am-2pm

Location: American Society of International Law, at Tillar House
2223 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

March 13, 2012 | Namati