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The Hague Declaration on Equal Access to Justice for All by 2030

On February 7, 2019, Ministers and high-level representatives from countries and international organizations convened in The Hague to come to a shared understanding of the opportunities to strengthen support and commitments for access to justice ahead of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) and the SDG Summit in 2019.

Participants explored strategies for the achievement of SDG 16.3 “equal access to justice for all”  and discussed opportunities for implementation of innovative models, identified barriers and obstacles to reform, and considered recommendations and potential commitments to deliver on access to justice for all.

The Declaration is a result of their discussions. It was adopted by the group which included:

  • the Ministers of Justice or their deputies or the Attorney Generals of the following countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Canada, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Indonesia, Libya, the Netherlands, Niger, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Uganda, and Ukraine
  • the Ministers of International Cooperation or their deputies from Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and;
  • high level representatives from: The Elders, the OECD secretariat, UN DPKO, and IDLO.


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