Access to Justice for All: Effective, Accountable, and Inclusive Electoral Institutions
The 2019 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) will review, among other issues, the implementation of SDG16 on peace, justice and accountable institutions. The integrity of electoral processes is a fundamental factor for democratic accountability.
Democracy is not guaranteed without the rule of law and access to justice. Without these two conditions, fair and free elections are not attainable, and citizen rights are not protected. Electoral justice systems play a key role in this.
The panel discusses why electoral justice systems and institutions are fundamental and shows what is being done to strengthen justice and defend political rights.