We fight inequality, focusing on promoting equality of access to justice and the profession
Statistics show that:
· Inequality globally is very high and increasing with in 2016, 8 richest people having as much wealth as half of the world, 3.6 billion people (see Oxfam studies).
· Inequality presents huge societal and individual risks. It was voted at the World Economic Forum 2016 as the largest global risk in the next 10 years. For an in-depth analysis of harms associated with inequality, including our genes – at cellular level, see recent paper GENES AND GINI: WHAT INEQUALITY MEANS FOR HERITABILITY.
· Access to justice is at critical levels – with the greater proportion of the population unable to afford the justice system (see recent paper UNREPRESENTED LITIGANTS IN MODERN COURTS – ORDEAL BY COMBAT)
“At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.”
“Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. “
― Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971).
“The love of justice in most men is simply the fear of suffering injustice”
― François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613)
Access to justice We are currently conducting research on access to justice.
Realities for litigants in person We are assessing the realities for litigants in person, and invite all litigant in person to share with us their experience in court.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is access?
Do we have access to justice if courts fees are unaffordable?
Do we have access to justice if courts are not public friendly e.i. courts expecting the unrepresented to comply with complex procedures, complex bundling and complex paperwork?
Do we have access to justice if chances of winning are reduced for the unrepresented, thus increasing chances of them having to pay legal costs?