Cordaid and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) recently published a new report entitled ‘Diverse pathways to justice for all: Supporting everyday justice providers to achieve SDG16.3’. The report draws on insights from Cordaid’s work in 5 diverse country contexts to provide recommendations on how customary, community-based, and other informal institutions and processes can contribute to strengthening access to justice in line with SDG16+.
Achieving justice for all by 2030 is impossible without leveraging the pathways to everyday justice already used by most people in fragile and conflict-affected states. However, while these pathways are often cheaper, faster, and more culturally-resonant for justice seekers, they also tend to operate in line with conservative and patriarchal norms, with deleterious results for women and other marginalised groups in countries like Afghanistan, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan.
Ed Laws is a Senior Researcher at ODI and co-author of the report. He will present the report’s key findings and recommendations, with a focus on how the EU and international NGOs can develop policies and programmes that engage with the promise and potential pitfalls of everyday justice providers in order to accelerate progress on SDG16+.
The presentation will be followed by an informal discussion with participants.
Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch and EPLO will provide tea and coffee.
Please note that seats are limited and registration is mandatory. Please contact Lorenzo Conti if you would like to participate.