Global Dialogue of Justice Leaders: Transforming justice for a vibrant social contract

6 December 2021  08:30 - 10:30

Virtual Event | Organised by Ministry of Justice of Latvia, OECD, OGP and the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies | Held in Online in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Latvian
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With trust in institutions decreasing and economic outlooks uncertain, societal tensions are on the rise. Wherever there are conflicts, justice actors have a role to play. If countries put people at the center and make government and justice systems more open and accessible, trust can be reestablished to pave the way for recovery.

Transforming justice systems is urgently needed to renew the social contract and deepen democracy.

The Global Dialogue of Justice Leaders will provide a platform for people-centered justice and integrated approaches to justice in support of the social contract, trust and democratic values. It will aim to support countries’ efforts to implement SDG16’s goal to ensure equal access to justice for all.

Building on the growing movement for people-centered justice, the Global Dialogue will explore how justice systems can:
• Develop an integrated and interdisciplinary justice response to present and future global crises.
• Increase trust and accountability by promoting the adoption of open government principles across the justice system.
• Enable justice systems to contribute to a vibrant social contract and reinforce democratic values by putting people at center of justice.


The second edition of the Global Dialogue of Justice Leaders will bring together ministers of justice and other justice leaders to shape the future of domestic and global cooperation for justice. Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General from member states and partner countries of the OECD, OGP and the Pathfinders, will share their views in three focused dialogues.

The Global Dialogue is hosted by the Government of Latvia, in cooperation with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies.