Young Justice Leaders

Achieving people-centered justice is not only feasible, but already taking place in many parts of the world. 

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What We Do

The Young Justice Leaders is a cohort of young change makers from across the globe who are working to obtain people-centered justice for all, represent young and innovative voices, and influence international dialogues and research around justice. Selected in February 2022, the inaugural cohort of seven Young Justice Leaders has committed to representing young innovative voices to influence international dialogues and research around justice. Over the course of two-years, their efforts will lead them to the 2023 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit in which SDG 16+ (Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies) will be a focal point of discussion. With the support of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies, this team engages closely with the Justice Action Coalition.

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Young Justice Leaders Work Plan

To reduce the global justice gap in which 5.1 billion people lack meaningful access to justice, the 2022- 2023 inaugural cohort of Young Justice Leaders will spearhead a range of people-centered justice activities leading up to the 2023 SDG Summit. The group will facilitate dialogues, build networks, and contribute to the global justice movement and policy — demonstrating that people-centered justice is both possible and necessary.

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HagueTalks: How can people-centered justices achieve SDG 16.3?

Young Justice Leaders Kelechi Achinonu, and Gulsen Guler joined this event during Hague Justice Week to put a spotlight on impactful approaches to achieving justice for all in line with SDG 16.3. and participated in an intergenerational dialogue between established justice leaders and young, emerging, justice leaders.

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Speakers at the Hague Justice Week 2023

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