Monthly Justice For All Coalition Calls - Get Involved

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(Coco Lammers) #1

Join the Global Legal Empowerment Network campaign team for a monthly Justice For All coalition call to connect with other individuals and organizations campaigning to advance funding and protection for grassroots justice defenders in their community.

These calls will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 10 AM EST and the following global times:

10:00 AM New York // 4:00 PM Brussels // 4:00 PM Cairo // 5:00 PM Addis Ababa // 9:00 PM Jakarta

Our next monthly coalition call will take place on September 11, 2018:

Register for free here

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What you can expect:

During these regular monthly meetings, you can expect to hear about what’s coming up at the global level, share examples of how you can get more involved, give updates on what’s happening at the national level, and ask questions directly to the campaign team and other grassroots campaigners.

  • Connect with other members campaigning to advance funding and protection for grassroots justice defenders
  • Share local Justice For All experiences
  • Learn about what’s happening at the global level
  • And more!

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there! These calls will be recorded so that those who will not be able to join live will be able to learn from each other and join the conversation. Join the discussion here.

Website: www.justiceforall2030.org | Twitter: @Justice_2030 #JusticeForAll | Facebook: @JusticeForAll2030


August 2018 Coalition Call Notes

Global Campaign Updates:

  • 10 Weeks of Action: This year marks the 10th anniversary of “Making the Law Work for Everyone,” the report that first quantified the legal empowerment gap of four billion people excluded from access to justice. The report was written by The Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor (CLEP), established by UNDP as the first global initiative to focus on the link between exclusion, poverty, and the law.

  • 10 Days of Action: At the end of the 10 Weeks of action, to celebrate this landmark moment, the campaign will be launching a 10 Days of Action to 1) spotlight the work of our community over the last decade and 2) highlight the existing gaps around financing and protection for grassroots justice defenders. Coalition members are encouraged to host a national Justice For All event with government and civil society to discuss the need to finance and protect grassroots justice defenders.

  • Readout from the 2018 OGP Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia: Justice For All had a great presence at the Summit, attendees word justice for all stickers, coalition and contingent on how to push for more A2J commitments into the OGP NAPs, how can this be more of a tool for grassroots organizations. New resource produced by OGP and a few different partners on how to get a good commitment on A2J and legal empowerment.

  • Escazu Agreement: In the Latin America region, Amnesty International, The Global Legal Empowerment Network, TAI, and CIVICUS, and Human Rights Watch are working together advance the Escazu Agreement, the first ever binding agreement to help protect environmental justice defenders in the region. The agreement opens for for state signatures on September 27th during UNGA 73, alongside an event to celebrate the opening and some members are organizing activities at national level to advocate before their states. Learn more.

  • UNGA 73: This September marks the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 73). Alongside the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, there are three exciting things happening: 1) there will be a high level meeting with governments, civil society and the private sector to push for new commitments on access to justice; 2) a donor convening bringing together the philanthropic community to bring new funding to the sector; and 3) NGC meeting.

Highlights from Coalition Members:

  • Readout from the Justice Task Force: In early July, an OECD roundtable in Latvia, the OGP Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia. It is clear that the network of justice supporters is growing around the world. In October, the SDG+16 Forum Annual Showcase and Task Force on Justice meeting will be taking place in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Network members are welcome to apply to attend the Annual Showcase. Third and final meeting of Justice Task Force will be held in the Hague in early 2019. Plans are underway to organize a consultation of everyone who wants to contribute experiences from their national level to be taken into account by the Task Force on Justice. Read more in @maaikedelangen’s latest article.

Ways to Get Involved This Month:

  • Ten Signature Challenge: Help us reach a goal of 100,000 signatures by signing the Justice For All petition and encouraging ten more justice defenders to sign the petition!

  • Share content from the 10 Weeks of Action! If you are interested in contributing content (e.g. blog posts, articles, images), please reply below and we will be in touch.

  • Host an event during the 10 Days of Action with government and civil society to discuss ways to prioritize financing and protection for grassroots justice defenders in your community. Please contact @cocolammers directly for more information.

  • Stay tuned on ways to get involved in UNGA 73 activities.

July 2018 Coalition Call Notes

Global Campaign Updates:

  • Ten Weeks of Action: This year marks the 10th anniversary of “Making the Law Work for Everyone,” the report that first quantified the legal empowerment gap of four billion people excluded from access to justice. The report was written by The Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor (CLEP), established by UNDP as the first global initiative to focus on the link between exclusion, poverty, and the law. To celebrate this landmark moment, the campaign will be launching a 10 Weeks of Action to 1) spotlight the work of our community over the last decade and 2) highlight the existing gaps around financing and protection for grassroots justice defenders. Below are some of the details:

    • The 10 Weeks of Action kicks off during Nelson Mandela’s Centenary Celebrations (July 18) and will culminate around the 10th anniversary of the CLEP (September 25).

    • Each week will spotlight a different theme which impacts access to justice, beginning with the economic case for investment in access to justice.

  • The campaign will be attending and engaging with partner organizations at the 5th Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia, (July 17-19) and the High-level Political Forum at the United Nations in New York from (July 9-18). More details on our planned activities can be found below in the June 2018 Coalition Call Notes.

  • July 18, 2018 marks Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday celebration. The campaign has partnered with The Elders to pay special attention to the key issues of peace, health, equality, and justice. To help commemorate Mandela’s legacy, the campaign hosted a local #WalkTogether for #JusticeForAll in Washington, DC. Read about it here.

Highlights from Coalition Members:

  • Violence continues to be an issue, both for grassroots justice defenders as well as local government officials, according to coalition members from Nigeria and the Philippines. We were reminded of the vital importance of the need for increased protection on the ground.

  • In Nigeria, grassroots groups have begun focusing their efforts into a national level campaign.

  • The official recognition of paralegals has been a positive surprise in South Africa, demonstrating a political will to support access to justice for all. The next step is to develop stronger legal mechanisms to hold actors accountable in practice.

  • Encouraging progress in Tanzania, with efforts underway for a landmark government corruption case and the growth of legal hubs around the country that have brought communities, government, and companies together.

Ways to Get Involved This Month:

  • Ten Signature Challenge: Help us reach a goal of 100,000 signatures by signing the Justice For All petition and encouraging ten more justice defenders to sign the petition!

  • Share content from the 10 Weeks of Action! If you are interested in contributing content (e.g. blog posts, articles, images), please reply below and we will be in touch.

  • Host a Walk Together for Justice For All in July. Instructions provided here.

June 2018 Coalition Call Notes

Global Campaign Updates:

  • The 5th Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit will be taking place in Tbilisi, Georgia, on July 17-19, 2018. Register here. The Global Legal Empowerment Network will be calling for increased funding and protection for grassroots justice defenders by securing new justice commitments in revised OGP National Action Plans. In case you missed it, a recent webinar on Access to Justice and the OGP can be accessed here.

  • The High-level Political Forum is taking place from July 9th to 18th at the United Nations in New York. While Sustainable Development Goal 16 will not be reviewed in depth this year, it is scheduled to be highlighted in 2019. We plan to attend and engage with partner organizations to generate momentum for next year’s conversations and reporting. If your country is submitting a Voluntary National Review report this year, it’s not too late to meet with your government contacts to ensure that access to justice is included in its report.

  • Since 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the report by the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor (CLEP) and Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, we have partnered with The Elders to Walk Together for Justice For All. We encourage everyone host their own walks for justice for all in the coming weeks!

Highlights from Coalition Members:

  • The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has called on countries to sign the Escazú Agreement, the first regional environmental treaty within the region and the first with binding provisions on environmental justice defenders. It will open for signatures in September during the UN General Assembly in New York this September.

  • A new government-funded legal education program was recently announced in Mongolia. The government is also working on their OGP National Action Plan, and efforts are underway to include this legal empowerment efforts as an access to justice commitment in it.

  • Progress in Sierra Leone has been slow due to a change in government, but leaders of the new government have made several unofficial commitments to justice.

  • Through a network of regional experts throughout Asia, Taiwanese lawyers and NGOs are receiving training on refugee status determination.

  • Based on feedback from its grantees, Open Society Foundation will be focusing on providing support for grantmakers and grantees around the topics of human-centered design, technology, and innovative financing through the Shared Framework.

Ways to Get Involved This Month:

  • Register to attend the OGP Global Summit.

  • Learn how you can engage the OGP National Action Plan process.

  • Host a Walk Together for Justice For All in July. Instructions provided here.

  • Sign the Declaration of Villa Inflamable for Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment for All.

Do you have any additional updates to share? We encourage all network members interested in connecting on the Justice For All campaign to join our next call and continue the conversation below. Hope to speak to many of you then!


2018 OGP Global Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia
(Coco Lammers) #2

(Coco Lammers) #3

@namati_clp @namati_citizenship @namati_myanmar - we hope you can join us!


(Coco Lammers) #4

It’s not too late to sign up to join the Justice For All monthly coalition calls, beginning tomorrow. We hope to see you there!

Register for free here


(Ashley van Waes) #5

(Ashley van Waes) #6

(Coco Lammers) #7

In case you missed it, updates from the August Monthly Coalition Call have been added to the post. Thank you to those of you for joining in on the conversation.


(Mohamed Abass Sankoh) #8

Many thanks for that message.

Best regards.


(Coco Lammers) #10

It’s not too late to sign up for tomorrow’s coalition call here - we hope to see you there!


(Tobias Eigen) #13

Question received via helpdesk email:

THANKS SIR.

WHAT ARE THE ORGANIZATION PLANS PLEASE TO MAKE SURE JUSTICE WILL BE FOR ALL BY YEAR 2030?

HOPE THE ORGANIZATION WILL OPEN LEGAL EMPOWERMENT CENTERS IN GLOBAL COUNTRIES (EVERY COUNTRIES) TO EMPOWERED PEOPLE LEGALLY REGARDING JUSTICE MATTERS?

I WILL BE GRATEFUL PLEASE TO SEE THAT ALL AFRICAN COUNTRIES HAVE YOUR BRANCH OF LEGAL EMPOWERMENT CENTERS.

THANKS.

FALAYE RUFUS OLAKITAN.



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