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Justice for All

Report of the Task Force on Justice

At the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development lies a vision of a “just, equitable, tolerant, open and socially inclusive world in which the needs of the most vulnerable are met.” Justice is a thread that runs through all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Without increased justice, the world will not be able to end poverty, reduce inequality, reach the furthest behind first, create conditions for shared and sustainable prosperity, or promote peace and inclusion.

SDG16.3 promises to ensure equal access to justice for all by 2030. Other targets cover legal identity, injustices such as corruption and illicit financial flows, and the promotion of rights and gender equality.

The Task Force on Justice – an initiative of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies – has explored the delivery of these targets in a world where billions of people are not yet able to obtain justice.

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.

In the past, justice reforms have often focused on institutions that are distant from people and fail to serve their needs. The Task Force proposes a different approach, putting people at the center of justice systems and justice at the heart of sustainable development.


Justice for All report


Justicia Para Todos

Justice Pour Tous

Press Release

Fact Sheet

The Task Force on Justice

Points marquants et
recommandations de politique

Puntos destacados y recomendaciones politicas

Highlights and Policy Recommendations

'Justice for All' in the news

Poor bear the brunt as global justice system fails 5.1 billion people – study

— The Guardian

Most of the world’s population have no access to basic justice. But the fix is easier than you think

— Independent

Justice Systems Fail to Help 1.5 Billion People Resolve Their Justice Problems, New Global Report Finds

— New York University

5.1B People Lack
Access to Justice, Landmark Report Finds

— Law 360

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