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Meetings and events on
Justice for All in The Hague

Wednesday 6 - Friday 8 February, 2019


Task Force on Justice Meeting

Wednesday 6 - Friday 8 February

Task Force members will have meetings starting on Wednesday afternoon to discuss and finalize the report and its recommendations, plan for the launch of the Task Force report in Spring 2019, and finalize plans for engagement at the HLPFs and beyond.

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Ministerial Meetings

Wednesday 6 (evening) - Thursday 7 February (morning)

The Co-chairs of the Task Force on Justice, invited ministers and heads of international organizations will meet to exchange experiences, discuss the opportunities and challenges of achieving justice for all, and explore strategies to make the most of the HLPF and the SDG Summit.

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Justice Partners Forum

Thursday 7 February

For Task Force members and around 150 experts and practitioners who have contributed to the work of the Task Force on Justice.


The forum will include:

Interactive sessions to discuss the main findings and conclusions of the draft report, and explore partnerships for dissemination and implementation; presentation of a joint statement from the ministerial meeting, by attending ministers; launch of The Elders’ Access to Justice Program.


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Launch Event: The Elders Access to Justice Initiative

Thursday 7 February / 5pm / Part of the Justice Partners Forum

At this event, The Elders will launch its new access to justice program, a key component of its new Strategic Plan for the period of 2018-22. The launch will feature remarks by members of The Elders and a panel discussion exploring what actions must be taken to achieve progress on access to justice.


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Other events and meetings

Navigating Complex Pathways Towards Justice for All

Monday 4 February / 15:00-17:00

Hosted by IDLO

IDLO will launch two briefings, part of the Navigating Complex Pathways to Justice series, to better understand the complexities of informal justice mechanisms. Attendees can actively contribute to the dialogue on the engagement between formal and customary and informal justice systems.


Invited justice leaders from Somalia and Kyrgyzstan will share national experiences and insights on ongoing reforms, complementing formal courts and curbing practices breaching human rights while contributing to political stabilization efforts.

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Innovating Justice: Working Sessions

Tuesday 5 February (afternoon)

Hosted by HiiL and the Humanity Hub, in association with the Task Force on Justice

An afternoon of insights and inspiration in small groups, with sessions organized by Namati, IDLO, Legal Hackers The Hague, UNDP, Legal Design Thinking, Softplan, Bingham Centre, HumanityX, Open Society Justice Initiative, Terre des Hommes and Music for Justice by Faith Mussa.

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Innovating Justice Forum

Wednesday 6 February

Organized by HiiL, in association with the Task Force on Justice


The Forum: From Justice Innovation to Scale, will show how innovation is possible. It brings together innovators, leaders of the justice sector, judges, lawyers, investors and entrepreneurs on making justice more user-friendly.

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Localizing Access to Justice: Somaliland

Friday 8 February (10:15-11:45am / KPSRL, Zeestraat 100, 2nd floor)

Organized by Saferworld, the Somaliland Human Rights Centre and the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law

In Somaliland, through work to localize SDG16+, Saferworld together with authorities and civil society organizations have identified access to justice as a key development priority. An inclusive process to determine justice gaps and potential solutions has been ongoing over the past six months, with support from the KPSRL’s Knowledge Management Fund. Ambitious plans are now in place to use the Year of Justice to launch a new vision for access to justice for Somaliland. Speakers will share experiences about the successes and remaining challenges for improving access to justice in Somaliland.


More information and registration.

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Report Presentation: Transitional Justice & SDG16+

Friday 8 February (1:15-2:45pm / Peace Palace)

Organized by the International Center for Transitional Justice, in partnership with the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, the Knowledge Platform Security and Rule of Law, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands

Please join us for the presentation of “Transitional Justice and SDG16+.” The report is the product of a year long reflection by the Working Group on Transitional Justice and SDG16+, composed of civil society experts, governmental representatives, and UN agencies. It pinpoints the ways in which transitional justice processes can successfully advance SDG16+ and improve the lives of victims of violence, human rights violations, and marginalization.


More information and registration.

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