Access to justice

Learn about ways to seek justice

Four short films exploring how you can work to find justice at the local, national and global levels when rights are violated. Ideal for groups or organisations affected by rights violations as well as those wanting to better understand the human rights system. ​

1. Access to justice – an introduction

This short introduction provides a basis for the other films our Access to Justice series. It highlights how national and international levels relate to one another and builds an understanding of human rights as ‘soft law’ in the international context.

2. Access to justice at the local and national level

We should be able to find justice at the local and national levels when rights are violated – but how? The second film in our Access to Justice series looks at the role the law, police, courts and para-legal structures such as national human rights institutions can play in seeking access to justice.

4. Access to justice – Global mechanisms

​Coercion means being forced to say or do something. This film explores the government’s duty not to coerce in matters of religion or belief and to protect you from coercion in society. Examples from around the world illustrate the forms coercion can take.

5. Access to justice – the Universal Periodic Review

A more in depth look at how civil society organisations can use the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to highlight violations of human rights and promote change.

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