Saskia Bruines is alderman Education, Knowledge Economy, International and 3rd deputy mayor, for the City of The Hague.
All Sessions by Saskia Bruines
Working Sessions in the Hague Humanity Hub
Panel: Justice Needs of Ordinary People
16:30 - 17:00
Understanding and Addressing Justice Needs of Ordinary People through Partnerships with Local Governments
Everyone should have equal access to justice in a free and inclusive society. The law is meaningless unless people are supported to have the knowledge to understand it and the power to enforce it. Marginalized communities are disproportionately impacted by lack of timely legal advice or support and can often be left behind in development initiatives as their basic justice needs remain unaddressed. The panel will discuss the importance of meeting the civil justice needs of ordinary people and explore how local government leaders can play an active role in promoting equitable access to justice and supporting community organisations that legally empower individuals and communities.