Does access to justice enhance development?

Watch this short video by Open Society Foundations talking about the link between access to justice and economic development.

In September 2000, world leaders came together at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to adopt the United National Millennium Declaration, committing to eradicating extreme poverty. The 8 goals – with a set target date of September 2015 – that originated from the UN Millennium Declaration were as follows:

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education

Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women

Goal 4: Reduce child mortality

Goal 5: Improve maternal health

Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development

As the expiration date (September 2015) of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) looms closer, Open Society Foundations advocate for the inclusion of access to justice and good governance in the post-15 development agenda.

For more, visit OSF website.

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The Wits Justice Project combines journalism, advocacy, law and education to make the criminal justice system work better for all.

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