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Meetings and events on Justice for All during the OGP summit

Tuesday 28 – Friday 31 May, 2019

Ottawa, Canada

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Government Points of Contact Day – Thematic Session: Open Justice

Tuesday, May 28; 1.30 – 3.00pm // Shaw Centre

This workshop will help points of contact (POC’s) define meaningful, ambitious and realistic commitments on justice for their country’s next National Action Plan. The workshop aims to share key ,experiences and lessons on using justice-related commitments in OGP National Action Plans and how such commitments advance access to justice and promote transparency and public participation in justice institutions.

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Open Doors @ Justice Canada

Wednesday, May 29; 1:00 – 4:00 pm // Department of Justice Headquarters, Library, 275 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON K2B 5B6

The Department of Justice Canada is inviting you inside our headquarters in the heart of our nation's capital, downtown Ottawa, to see what we're doing to support open government initiatives. This event is open to both the Open Government Partnership's Global Summit participants from around the world and the Canadian public. This will also be an opportunity to engage on two key topics that relate to open government: access to justice and privacy.

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Canadian launch of the Report of the Task Force on Justice

Thursday, May 30; 8.30 – 10.00am // The Global Centre on Pluralism, 330 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 0C7 

On May 30th, 2019 the Centre on Global Pluralism, in partnership with the Pathfinders' Task Force on Justice, and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), will be hosting the Canadian launch of the Task force’s report, Justice for All. Drawing on research by the world’s leading justice organizations and experts, this report provides a first estimate of the global justice gap. It makes the case for shifting from a model that provides justice only for the few, to one that delivers measurable improvements in justice for all.


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Actions for a More Inclusive Open Government Agenda in Asia-Pacific

Thursday, May 30; 10:30 - 11:50am // Room 201, Shaw Centre

Out of nearly 250 public participation commitments in Asia-Pacific, only 5% are focused on gender, 2% on youth, and 13% for marginalized communities. This begs the question: How are we thinking about inclusive participation as we design and deliver open government reforms? Who is seated at the table when we co-create action plans? What is missing so that diversity and inclusion are seamlessly built into a country’s open government agenda? This fishbowl session will focus on ongoing and planned initiatives to foster inclusion and broad-based participation in OGP co-creation processes and reforms, as well as provide an opportunity to learn about practical actions that countries can take to improve in the future.

High-level panel: Opening justice through access to justice

Thursday, May 30; 12 – 1.20pm // Canada Hall, Shaw Centre


To attend, you must be registered for the OGP summit


Implementing SDG16+ through Multi-Stakeholder Collaborations: Innovations from OGP Members

Thursday, May 30; 3.10 – 4.30pm, Room 214, Shaw Centre

Several OGP members have used the principles of open government, and their OGP action plans, as a platform for innovation and exchange with civil society to make progress on the SDG16 plus agenda to create peaceful, just, and inclusive societies. As the first head of state check-in on the SDGs in September approaches, it is useful to examine how open government approaches are being used to advance SDG16 in different country contexts. This session will bring together leaders from implementing countries and from multilateral organizations to share perspectives on progress made thus far, as well as to discuss the challenges that have arisen along the way

Plenary Session: Break the roles: Putting Inclusion at the Centre of Open Government

Thursday, May 30; 4.40 – 6.00pm // Canada Hall, Shaw Centre

Mary Robinson, chair of the Elders, will be presenting.


To attend, you must be registered for the OGP summit

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

Friday, 31 May 2019, 10.30-11.50am // 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 vital access to justice reforms and brainstorm how other countries can incorporate new commitments into their plans. 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 utilize 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 in the coming 12 months

To attend, you must be registered for the OGP summit


The State of Open Data: Rebooting open Data interventions on the road to 2030

Friday, May 31st, 12:00 – 13:20, Room 214, Shaw Centre

Small table discussions to help participants develop better open data-related OGP commitments. One table will be hosted by Sandra Elena, who will discuss on her chapter about open data for Crime and Justice. This chapter was written for OD4D’s latest publication on the state of the art of open data regarding various sectors (“State of Open Data – Histories and Horizons”, which can be found here)


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