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Definition of Access to justice

Access to justice Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
European Commission Glossary of Justice and home affairs
One of three priorities set out by the EU to enable individuals and companies to exercise their rights in a Member State other than their own. Other priorities are mutual recognition of judicial decisions and increased convergence in procedural law. (See legal aid, Alternative dispute resolution)
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Access to justice Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Access to Justice (AJ) is a Nigeria-focused human rights organization based in Lagos founded in 1999. According to their website, "AJ is a justice advocacy group working to defend the rights of equal and non-discriminatory access to courts of law, expand access of marginalized people to equal and impartial justice, attack corruption in justice administration, support legal struggles for human dignity and disseminate legal resources that help achieve these purposes." AJ pursues their goals through three related programs: Judicial Integrity and Independence Programme, Legal Access Programme, and Legal Resources Programme. They publish books, journals, and articles in support of their work.

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