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Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Pathfinders: Justice for All and the Economic CrisisThe Pathfinders for Justice present the second briefing in their 'Justice in a Pandemic' series: 'Justice for All and the Economic Crisis'. In this briefing, the Pathfinders explore the justice implications of the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic and analyse common justice problems that have an economic dimension. The report identifies seven strategies to deal with the anticipated increase in justice problems that could overwhelm justice system and make matters worse.

The Pathfinders say: "Justice leaders can act as champions of change by using data and evidence to guide the response, scale up justice innovation, develop strategies for smarter financing and build new types of partnerships. If justice leaders act at the national and local level and come together at the global level, they can contribute to a faster and better economic recovery and help build a society based on justice and fairness."

The Pathfinders are a group of 36 UN member states, international organisations, global partnerships, civil society and the private sector. They work to accelerate action to implement the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 16 for peace, justice and inclusion (SDG16+).

The Faculty's Dr Felix Steffek has contributed to the briefing as co-author.

More on the Pathfinders’ work is available on their website.