"Advocacy: Justice and the SDGs"

Originally published at: http://namati.org/news/advocacy-justice-sdgs/
For 50 years access to justice has been guaranteed as a basic human right under international law. Yet for hundreds of millions of people around the world, this right is not their reality. Many countries have either failed to enact sufficient laws at the national level or failed to effectively implement them. As is often the case, the world’s poorest and most vulnerable are the hardest hit. But there is good news. In January 2016, the United Nations (UN) formally adopted a list of 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) that are designed to end extreme poverty, fight injustice and tackle…