Signatories to the Open Letter

These individuals and organizations are speaking up for justice.


They have signed civil society’s open letter to the UN calling for justice targets
to be included in the next set of global development goals.



Sir Fazle Abed, Founder and Chairperson, BRAC, Bangladesh
Madeline Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State, USA
Lloyd Axworthy, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada
Fernando Cardoso, Former President of Brazil
Prince el-Hassan bin Talal, Jordan
Hernando de Soto, Institute for Liberty and Democracy, Peru
Mo Ibrahim, founder and chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Justice Anthony Kennedy, U.S. Supreme Court, USA
Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland
George Soros, Founder and Chairman, Open Society Foundations
Ernesto Zedillo, Former President of Mexico
Jimmy Carter, Former President of the United States
Erna Witolaer, Former Minister of Human Settlements and Regional Development, Indonesia
The Most Reverend Desmond M. Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa
Peter Gabriel, Musician and Activist, United Kingdom
Lakhdar Brahimi, Former UN Special Envoy to Syria, Algeria
Luciana Bercovich, Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia, Argentina
Maja Daruwala, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, India
Angote Gertrude, Kituo cha Sheria, Centre for Legal Empowerment, Kenya
Steve Golub, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Nadejda Hriptievschi, Legal Resources Centre, Moldova
Diala Khamra, Justice Center for Legal Aid, Jordan
Simeon Koroma, Timap for Justice, Sierra Leone
Marlon Manuel, Alternative Law Groups, Philippines
Nomboniso Maqubela, National Alliance for the Dev’t of Community Advice Offices, South Africa
Vivek Maru, Namati
David McQuoid Mason, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Clifford Msiska, Paralegal Advisory Service Institute, Malawi
Manolo Morales, ECOLEX, Ecuador
Faustina Pereira, BRAC, Bangladesh
Uli Sihombing, Indonesian Legal Resource Center, Indonesia
Zhang Wanhong, Wuhan University School of Law, China
Virak Yeng, Community Legal Education Center, Cambodia
Justice and Empowerment Initiatives, Nigeria
Pro Bono Net, United States
National Center for Access to Justice, United States
California Institute for Rural Studies, United States
Solidarity Community Care Organization, Namibia
Legal Resources Foundation, Zambia
Institute for Environment and Welfare, Albania
Centre for Policy Advocacy and Leadership Development, Nigeria
Integrated Development Foundation, Nepal
Comunita di Visignano d’Istria in Esilio, Italy
SpringAid International Development, Nigeria
Institut Panafricain de Droit de la Femme, Democratic Republic of Congo
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, United States
New Haven Urban Design League, United States
Afghan Women’s Project, United States
Les Ambassadeurs de l’Environnement, France
Albinism Foundation of East Africa, Kenya
Penal Reform International, The Netherlands
African Centre for Justice Innovation, South Africa
Auero Anello Associazione, Italy
Tashabbus, Uzbekistan
Brandeis University- Sustainable International Development Program, United States
EPAS Association, Romania
Centro de la Mujer Panameña, Panama
ARDD Legal Aid, Jordan
Universal Rights Network, Australia
Resource Link Foundation, Ghana
Oxford Lawyers Without Borders, United Kingdom
Baghdad Women Association, Iraq
The Lebanese Council to Resist Violence Against Women, Lebanon
Penal Reform International – MENA Region, Jordan
Salud por Derecho, Spain
Women Empowerment Organization, Iraq
Association “Vasa prava BiH”, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Monitoring Committee of Penal Reform and Human Rights, Kazakhstan
Tamkeen Fields for Aid, Jordan
Protimos, South Africa
AID Uganda, Uganda
LBH Masyarakat, Indonesia
Initiatives for Positive Change, Liberia
Soros Foundation-Moldova, Moldova
Human Rights Center Somaliland, Somalia
Center for Environment and Development (CED), Cameroon
Legal Assistance Center, Sierra Leone
CINEP, Colombia
ARDD-LegalAid, Jordan
EdLawCourses, Canada
Dynamique Synergie des Femmes ( DSF ), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kenya Land Alliance, Kenya
Leandra Community Centre, South Africa
Transparency International Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone
World Justice Project, United States
Women Initiative For Peace And Good Governance, Afghanistan

Kontras, Indonesia
Alliance for Social Dialogue, Nepal
CEEAD, A.C., Mexico
Centre for Accountability and the Rule of Law, Sierra Leone
Human Rights Center, Somaliland
Mankind’s Activities for Development Accreditation Movement, Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone Network on the Right to Food, Sierra Leone
PAIIS- Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
IDIP Institute for the Defence of Public Interest, Mexico
Prison Fellowship Liberia, Liberia
Network of Human Rights Journalists- The Gambia, Gambia
McCandless Tramley, Canada
Ateneo Human Rights Center, The Philippines
Centre for Access to Justice, Peace, and Human Rights, Sierra Leone
Institute for Justice in Africa, United Kingdom
Omilero International, Nigeria
Ntsu Community Legal Advice Office, South Africa
Namibia Paralegal Association, Namibia
Justice for All Organization, Afghanistan
Interchurch Advice Office, South Africa
Legal Action for Persons with Disabilities Uganda, Uganda
Humanist Watch Salone, Sierra Leone
Justice and Peace Commission, Sierra Leone
The African Youth in Technology Organization, South Africa
Corruption Brakes Crusade, Uganda
International Human Rights Commission, The Netherlands
Alianza de Derecho Ambiental y Agua, Guatemala
Mbororo Social and Cultural Development Association, Cameroon
SWEAT Development Programme, Tanzania
Network Movement for Justice and Development, Afghanistan
Network Movement for Youth and Children’s Welfare, Sierra Leone
Ju/’hoan Transcription Group, Namibia
Leandra Community Centre, South Africa
Law and Society Trust, Sri Lanka
Network of University Legal Aid Institutions, Nigeria
World Future Council, Germany
Maliasili Initiatives, United States
Job Justice Institute, South Africa
Human Rights First Rwanda Association, Rwanda
Women Development Response Agency, Kenya
Letsopa Advice Centre, South Africa
Vision for Learning and Peace, Sudan
Bar Hostess Empowerment and Support Programe, Kenya
Basilwizi Trust, Zimbabwe
The Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance, Egypt
Paralegal Alliance Network, Zambia
PROTECT SL, Sierra Leone
Black Sash, South Africa
Kamukunji Community Based Organizations Network, Kenya
Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society, India
Centre for Participatory Learning, India
Yayasan Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Indonesia, Indonesia
Legal Aid Clinic- School of Law- University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development, Indonesia
Patriot Legal Aid Foundation, Indonesia
Community Resource Centre, Thailand
Laboratório de Estudos, Pesquisas e Extensão sobre Condições de Vida e Direitos Humanos na Bahia, Brazil
Justice Without Frontiers, Lebanon
AdvocAid, Sierra Leone
Madaripur Legal Aid Association, Bangladesh
Association of the Egyptian Female Lawyers, Egypt
Land and Development Solutions International, United States
The Serious Work Association, Egypt
Egyptian Association for Legal Development, Egypt
Network of University Legal Aid Institutions, Nigeria
Safeplan Uganda, Uganda
Advocacy Forum, Nepal
Consortium for Land Research and Policy Dialogue, Nepal
Media for Development and Social Change, Nepal
Christworld’s Justice & Protection Missions Ministry Inc., Philippines
People Land and Rural Development Consultants, Kenya
Autopromotion pour un Développement Humain Durable, Togo
Positive Peace Group, Cameroon
STAR Kampuchea, Cambodia
Child Rights International Network, UK
Terblanche Paralegal Services, South Africa
Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, USA
Democratic Commission for Human Development, Pakistan
Accountability Lab, United States
Alliances for Africa, Afghanistan
The Brook Advocates Limited, United Kingdom
International Justice Center for Post-Graduate development, United States
Natural Justice: Lawyers for Communities and the Environment, South Africa
ANSA-Arab World, Tunisia
MIRTH Bangladesh, Bangladesh
Forum for Legal Assistance(FOLEA), Tanzania
African Law Foundation (AFRILAW), Nigeria
International Human Rights Commission, Netherlands
HRWG-Indonesia, Indonesia
Waka Rural Development Initiative, Nigeria
Justice & Empowerment Initiatives, Nigeria
Universal Justice Advocates, Netherlands
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, United States

Arhebis Digital Systems, Romania
The Ubuntu Centre, South Africa
Centro Terra Viva-CTV, Mozambique
Women’s Legal Centre, South Africa
Lawyers’ National Campaign for Elimination of Caste Discrimination, Nepal
Osafric Water Energy And Agricultural Conservation, Kenya
Global Zomi Alliance, Myanmar
Centre For Enhancing Democracy And Good Governance, Kenya
CSO Network, Kenya
Advocates for International Development, United Kingdom
Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, United Kingdom
Center for Economic and Social Rights, USA
Kojain, USA
Global Rights: Partners for Justice, USA
Shenzhen Xiyan Communication Centre, China
WANA Forum, Jordan
Kenya Land Alliance, Kenya
Envision Consulting Group, Jordan
The Gulf Foundation, Netherlands
Integrated Smart Technologies, Oman
Regional Institute of Policy Research Training, Peshawar, Pakistan
World Energy Council, Jordan
Democracy and Workers’s Rights Center in Palestine, OPT
Palestinian Hydrology Group, OPT
Palestinian Environmental NGO Network
FOE Palestine, OPT
Arab Women Organization, Jordan
Rural Support Programmes Network, Pakistan
Avocats Sans Frontières, Belgium
Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering, Lebanon
Law and Development Association, Zambia
RRA Thinktank, Columbia
CIVISOL Foundation for Systemic Change, Columbia
Association of Egyptian Female Lawyers (AEFL), Egypt
Midnight Blue, Hong Kong
3BL Associates, Bahrain
International Senior Lawyers Project, United Kingdom
Norwegian Refugee Council, Norway
Freedom Now, USA
Fair Trials International, United Kingdom
KEY, Bangladesh
HiiL – Innovating Justice, Netherlands
Centre for Youth Care and Human Rights Awareness, Nigeria
Asuda for Combating Violence Against Women, Iraq
Hotoro Women Development Association (HOWDA), Nigeria
The Foundation of Local Democracy, Bosmia & Herzegovina
Center for Civil Society Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina (CRCDBIH), Bosnia & Herzegovina
The Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya), Kenya
Justice and Women, Afghanistan
The Coalition Factory, Netherlands
Street Law South Africa, South Africa
Pro Igual, Spain
Corruption Brakes (Cobra) Crusade, Uganda
Association Tchadienne pour la Promotion et la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (ATPDH), Chad
Center for Political Ecology, USA
Voices Against Corruption, USA
APIK – Indonesian Women’s Association for Justice, Indonesia
Maksat Chambers, Nigeria
International Human Rights Commission, Netherlands
Bangladesh Legal Aid & Services Trust (BLAST), Bangladesh
Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO), South Sudan
Construisons Ensemble le Monde, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Just Peace Initatives, Pakistan
Association for Democratic Initiatives, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Women to Women, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Prava za sve (Rights for All), Bosnia & Herzegovina
Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP), Pakistan
WILDAF/Mali, Afghanistan
Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, India
Center to Assist and Protect Child Rights of Nepal, Nepal
Transitional Justice Resource Center, Nepal
Sustainable Development Institute, Liberia
Indira Gandhi Integral Education Centre, India
Institute for Justice in Africa,United Kingdom
Alianza de Derecho Ambiental y Agua, Guatemala
PHALS, Bangladesh
Centre for Social Justice, India
Network Movement for Justice and Development, Sierra Leone
Humanist Watch Salone, Sierra Leone
Sustainable Law Institute, United Kingdom

Please note that this list is not yet complete, as we are still gathering signatures. A a comprehensive list of both individuals and CSO signatories is forthcoming.