The Year of Justice: How OGP Can Advance Grassroots Justice Efforts to Foster Government Accountability

10:30 - 11:50
Room 210, Shaw Centre

In this session, we will hear from different OGP colleagues who have been able to use their National Action Plans to push forward access to justice reforms. We will hear how civil society organizations have successfully campaigned around access to justice and discuss how legal empowerment can foster positive dialogues between government and civil society. We will brainstorm how other countries can incorporate additional commitments into their plans in the years ahead. We will discuss ways that we can link OGP efforts with the upcoming reporting on SDG16 - taking place at the UN's High-Level Political Forum in July 2019 and the General Assembly in September. Together we will develop ideas for how to utlise the Government of Argentina's new role as OGP co chair alongside their commitment on access to justice to accelerate momentum on access to justice and legal empowerment in the coming 12 months. This event will complement a number of other high-level moments throughout 2019 where governments and civil society organizations will make concrete commitments that increase financing and protections for grassroots justice defenders.

Theme: Inclusion

Livestream: No

Open to media: Yes

Organizers: Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI), Namati, Justice for All

Languages available: English, French, Spanish

Event type: Fishbowl

Speakers

Donny Ardyanto, Programme Officer on Justice and Equality, TIFA Foundation, Indonesia (Confirmed), Natalia Camburian, Soros Foundation, Moldova (TBC)

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