Declarations & Endorsements
for people-centered justice
To deliver justice for all by 2030, we must move from words to actions. Guided by a people-centered approach to justice and grounded in data and evidence, governments and justice stakeholders alike are taking action to set the justice agenda through declarations, commitments, endorsements, and joint statements in order to close the global justice gap and provide equal access to justice for all.
Hague Declaration on Equal Access to Justice for All by 2030
The Buenos Aires Declaration on Equal Access to Justice for All
The Joint Action Plan
In June 2019, the g7+ held a Ministerial-level meeting on “Access to Justice for All in Conflict-Affected Countries” in The Hague. The meeting culminated in the Access to Justice for All in Conflict-Affected Countries Declaration and Joint Action Plan, to be presented at the UN High-Level Political Forum in July 2019.
Joint Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations
The Joint Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, “Reimagining social contract: A call to put people at the centre of justice”, was endorsed at the Ministerial Meeting on Building Peaceful and Inclusive Societies through Justice for All organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the g7+ secretariat, The Elders, and the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just & Inclusive Societies. The meeting was hosted virtually on 14 April 2021.
This letter was endorsed by the Justice Leadership Group on 29 April 2021. On 6 July 2021, the Conferencia de Ministros de Justicia de los Países Iberoamericanos (COMJIB) endorsed the letter to the Secretary-General.
Read the Joint Letter
Joint Statement and Call to Action on the Rule of Law and People-Centered Justice
In March 2023, the United States, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, Republic of Korea, and Zambia hosted the second 'Summit for Democracy'. The Rule of Law and People-Centered Justice Multistakeholder Cohort released a Joint Statement and Call to Action at the summit. The Cohort was co-led by the Republic of Kosovo and the Dominican Republic, together with civil society co-leads: Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, ABA Rule of Law Initiative, World Justice Project, and Transparency International.
- The Carter Center
- HiiL (The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law)
- International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
- International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
- The International Legal Foundation (ILF)
- Kosovo Law Institute
- Legal Empowerment Fund
- Libyan American Alliance
- Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies
- Responsible Business Initiative for Justice (RBIJ)
- Sisma Mujer
- The Rule of Law Centre at the University of Helsinki
- Transparency International
- Tunisian United Network
- The World Justice Project