UN Special Rapporteur: “The rule of law is meaningless for people living in poverty without effective access to justice”

September 17, 2012 at 9:59 pm Leave a comment

Less than a week before the UN high-level meeting on the Rule of Law, Magdalena Sepúlveda, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty,  emphasized on the importance of access to justice. In her recent report Dr. Sepúlveda claims that ““The rule of law is meaningless for people living in poverty without effective access to justice, which is a human right in itself, and essential for tackling poverty”. Furthermore, she urges the UN member states to take measures and guarantee that “poverty is never a barrier to enjoying the benefits of the rule of law”. To achieve this goals the report recommends bold steps towards securing access to justice for the poorest and most marginalised individuals and groups.

Read here more about the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and access to justice

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Entry filed under: Access to Justice, Human Rights.

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