Join us for the next meeting of the Open Government Partnership Coalition on Justice on Thursday, May 27 from 8 – 9:15 EDT / 12 – 1:15pm GMT. Please click here to register
Over the past few years, justice and promoting transparent, accessible and inclusive justice systems has become an increased focus in the open government community.
With this in mind, OGP created the OGP Coalition on Justice, a group of OGP members, civil society organizations, and other national and international partners advancing a people-centered approach to justice through their OGP action plans.
Following the successful inaugural meeting of the coalition in October 2020, this session will spotlight community-based justice models through a panel of experts and practitioners. Exploring a variety of forms from across the globe – such as community-based justice centers to the use of community paralegals to alternative justice systems rooted in culture and tradition – the panel discussion will highlight how countries that employ these community-based models can use OGP’s co-creation process to advance this type of activity.
The panel will also highlight how these models advance OGP’s efforts to increase access to justice for underserved communities and improve civic participation in justice processes for individuals with legal need.
Updates on the latest developments around justice in OGP will also be shared at the meeting.
1. Dr. Annette Mbogoh, Executive Director, Kituo cha Sheria, Kenya
2. David M. Vaughn, Chief of Party, USAID New Justice Program, Ukraine
3. Representative from Legal Dissemination and Legal Aid Center, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Indonesia (invited)
4. Marieke Wierda, Senior Policy Advisor Rule of Law, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands