This webinar explores how legal empowerment approaches can foster positive dialogues between government and civil society, and support activists working in closing civic spaces. Participants were provided with practical advice on how to formulate a justice commitment that will help advance their work and learn more about the OGP Summit in July 2018. Panelists and participants were asked to provide ideas for how the Justice For All campaign can support better collaboration to advance justice for all.
Access to justice and legal empowerment are important tools to advance transparency, accountability and citizen participation—essential goals of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). The OGP process, in turn, can help to strengthen access to justice by developing shared commitments to make justice institutions more open, accountable and responsive to all people.
A review of OGP national commitments shows that OGP National Action Plans (NAPs) are increasingly being used to advance judicial transparency, open justice data and combat violence against women. By 2017, more than 10% of all NAP commitments were related to justice, but there is still much more that can be done.
This year, 76 new OGP National Action Plans will be co created by government and civil society. the biggest cohort of new APs since OGP was founded in 2011. The hundreds of new commitments, will be a testimony of the strength of the open government movement across the world. The Justice For All campaign is supporting civil society to use these new OGP NAPs to increase financing and protections for justice defenders.
Learn more about the OGP Summit taking place during July 17-19th, 2018. You can learn more about the summit and apply to attend [here] #ogp @OGP (OGP Global Summit 2018: Tbilisi | Open Government Partnership)
What people are saying about this webinar:
"This webinar was very interesting and helped me to get some more skills on my daily work of human rights defense. Thank you very much and I would like to be informed if an other webinar is organized. "
“The webinar is highly educative”
“The presenters were great and it was really nicely done. Made me jealous not to have the OGP platform in my home country anymore!”
This webinar was moderated by Coco Lammers (@cocolammers), Campaigns and Advocacy Officer for the Global Legal Empowerment Network.
Sandra Elena @SandraElena
Coordinator, Open Justice Program
Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, Government of Argentina
Marlon Manuel @marlonmanuel
Global Legal Empowerment Network