What is the relationship between formal and customary and informal justice systems? What are the policy and practical challenges that are posed in relation to gender equality and human rights? Access to justice will remain elusive for many people unless there is meaningful engagement with customary and informal justice systems. It is essential to understand the context in which such systems operate and reflect on practical entry points and solutions for engagement, with the aim to improve justice outcomes and delivery for justice seekers.
This global consultation launched by IDLO aims to bring together all perspectives, in order to learn from one another how to make the justice experience more inclusive, and more consistent with international human rights norms and standards.
Professor Shalini Randeria, Director, Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy, Graduate Institute
Opening remarks and moderation :
Professor Patricia Mbote, Professor of Law, University of Nairobi, and Advocate, High Court of Kenya
Mr. Rochus Pronk, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of the Netherlands, Geneva
Professor Shalini Randeria, Director, Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Ms. Mona Rishmawi, Chief, Rule of Law, Equality and Non-discrimination Branch Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development, OHCHR
We cordially invite you to participate in this event and to actively contribute to the dialogue on advancing human rights through engagement with customary and informal justice systems.
The event is jointly organised by The Graduate Institute’s Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).
A reception hosted by the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy will follow the event.