Improving access to justice is critical for inclusive growth and reducing inequality. Effective access to justice spurs economic development by helping create equal opportunities for all.
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. The OECD held a series of expert roundtables on Equal Access to Justice to identify and facilitate the exchange of good practices among Member and Partner countries.
The discussions contributed to the development of the OECD Inclusive Growth and Trust in Institutions Agendas.
OECD, 7 October 2015 This meeting highlighted country practices, strategies and innovations in promoting justice accessibility: from identifying the current challenges faced by citizens and the private sector in accessing justice, to designing legal and justice services to respond to their legal needs. The roundtable featured the participation of Public Governance Committee delegates, country officials responsible for the promotion of access to justice, academia, expert community and civil society.
OECD, 1 December 2015 This meeting highlighted in greater depth specific country strategies and innovations in improving the accessibility of justice services and their responsiveness to citizens’ and businesses’ legal needs.