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 held its Global Policy Roundtable on Equal Access to Justice in Lisbon, Portugal during 27-28 March.

Topics of discussion included:

  • 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

The Roundtable also featured the launch of the OECD flagship report: Equal Access to Justice for Inclusive Growth: Putting People at the Centre.

Breakout session

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

These discussions further contributed to the development of the OECD Inclusive Growth and Trust in Institutions agendas. 




Photos from the meeting

OECD Global Policy Roundtable on Equal Access to Justice, Lisbon, Portugal, 27-28 March, 2019

Meeting Documents


Previous Roundtables 

Riga, Latvia, 2018

OECD Conference Centre, Paris, 2017

OECD Conference Centre, Paris, 2015


Further information


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