Access to justice is fundamental to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, which commit UN Member States to “promote the rule of law at the national and international levels, and ensure equal access to justice for all”. Gaps in access to justice reinforce poverty and undermine inclusive economic growth.

UNU research recognizes that justice is fundamental to the realization and assertion of an individual’s human rights. By focusing on vulnerable groups most acutely affected by justice gaps, such as migrants, UNU experts are illuminating the importance of approaching access to justice as part of a broader agenda for social justice in areas including health, gender and environment.

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Conversation Series

“Is the UN Security Council Paralyzed? The Impact of Ukraine on the UN and the World”

UNU will host a Conversation Series event with Ms Karin Landgren, Executive Director of Security Council Report.



Repatriating Syrians From Lebanon: What Happens Next?

A new UNU-CPR Discussion Paper examines Lebanon’s repatriation plan for Syrians within its borders, currently estimated at 1.5 million people.

08 Feb 2023

Conversation Series

“International Law, the UN Security Council, and Beyond”, a Conversation with Eran Sthoeger

UNU will host a conversation with Mr. Eran Sthoeger, a litigator and consultant in international law, and Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn Law School.



Earth Shattering: Financial Engagement at the Nexus of Modern Slavery and Natural Resources in Africa

Promoting synchronized action to tackle risks and abuses in cocoa production and gold mining value chains in Ghana.

10 Jan 2023

Atty. Cecilia Jimenez-Damary


Internal Displacement at a Crossroads: Quo Vadis



Launch of The Refugee System: A Sociological Approach

An online webinar to launch a new book documenting the experiences of Syrian refugees, 'The Refugee System: A Sociological Approach.'