On February 5, 2020, ROLC was featured at the HiiL Innovating Justice Forum as a partner of the Task Force on Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies during a session titled “A Decade of Action for Justice for All.” It is estimated that five billion people worldwide live without the protection of the law, perpetuating conflict, human rights abuses, and corruption. The Task Force brings together a group of organizations and justice sector experts to deliver justice for all by 2030 as outlined in Sustainable Development Goal 16.3.
ROLC previously hosted a Ministerial-level meeting of the Secretariat of the g7+ on “Access to Justice for All in Conflict-Affected Countries,” in June 2019. The meeting identified common challenges in ensuring access to justice in conflict-affected countries and produced the “Access to Justice for All in Conflict-Affected Countries Declaration and Joint Action Plan,” which was presented at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2019. ROLC continues to work to implement the g7+ Joint Action Plan.
ROLC Research Director Kiel Downey represented ROLC at the HiiL Forum, which took place in The Hague, Netherlands. The Forum’s theme was “Financing Justice” and addressed knowledge gaps in the financial considerations of justice reform, including financing, investing, budgeting, and public-private partnerships. Participants included lawyers, judges, innovators, investors, government ministers, academics, and other leaders.