Directorate for Public Governance

OECD Global Policy Roundtable on Equal Access to Justice, 2019


Date: 27-28 March, 2019

Location: Lisbon, Portugal


Improving access to justice is critical for inclusive growth and reducing inequality. The OECD seeks to foster a dialogue on the quality, responsiveness and accessibility of justice services, and their impact on broader social and economic outcomes, under the auspices of the OECD Public Governance Committee. 

At the invitation of the Government of Portugal, the OECD is holding its next Global Policy Roundtable on Equal Access to Justice in Lisbon, Portugal during 27-28 March.

Topics of discussion include:

  • High-level sessions - From measurement to impact in achieving justice for all
  • Bringing justice closer to the people: country progress and commitments 
  • Towards people-centred justice pathways: making policy change happen 
  • From innovations to people-centred justice ecosystem

Breakout session

The interactive breakout session, "Leaving no one behind: designing people-centred pathways for vulnerable groups", will highlight the impact of access to justice on victims of family violence, children and young people, indigenous communities, and small, medium and micro-enterprises.

These discussions will contribute to the development of the OECD Inclusive Growth and Trust in Institutions Agendas. We will also launch our much-anticipated report on Access to Justice during the event.


Showcase your research

In the run up to the Roundtable, the OECD calls for high quality conceptual papers, as well as qualitative and quantitative empirical research papers focused on topics related to access to civil justice. Innovative topics, especially related to the risks and opportunities of new technologies, are especially encouraged.





Previous Roundtables 

OECD Conference Centre, Paris, 2015

OECD Conference Centre, Paris, 2017


Further information

OECD work on Access to Justice