Thank you @mustafa_mahmoud I would love to hear more on what role you think that community paralegals would want to play in this or what capacity they would have (in terms of workload, technical skill and interest). In terms of the current global indicators, there are limited opportunities to still influence this process, I am off to Thailand for for a meeting on the global indicators and will be advocating for the following indicator on access to justice for target 16.3 “Proportion of those who have experienced a dispute in the past 12 months who have accessed a formal, informal, alternative or traditional dispute resolution mechanism and who feel it was just”. While this is in no way perfect it will ensure that perception data is collected and through proper disaggregation of the data see any sections of society that are being unfairly affected. Kenya has supported this indicator and the Africa Group will be pushing for this indicator to be adopted. I am attaching a paper on the rational for this indicator.
The global indicator is really the first step and indicators at this level are limited. We are very interested in pushing for indicators which will look % of population with access to independent legal services providers (paralegals) and the regulatory framework which ensures paralegals independence and several more. It would be good to talk more after this meeting once I have a better idea of what the global picture is and how that may influence the national context.
Open Letter - survey indicators in Goal 16.pdf (365.6 KB)
Meta Data Table for G16.3.docx (17.1 KB)