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09/01/2020

Reasons to be Proud - #R2bP: Professor Hennie van As from the Department of Public Law at Nelson Mandela University has been appointed as the regional coordinator for Africa (south of the Sahara) and the Indian Ocean Small Island Sates for the Global Access to Justice Project.

 

The project brings together researchers from all over the world with the sole purpose of seeking out promising solutions to ensure equal access to justice for all.

Through the largest academic cooperation network ever created, the project will collect information on the different justice systems, analysing the legal, economic, social and psychological obstacles, which make it difficult or impossible for many to make use of the legal system.

Unlike other surveys, the project does not intend to conduct simply statistical research; the Global Access to Justice Project will make a comprehensive approach to access problems, analysing its multiple aspects. Nor will the project be restricted to developed countries. Although the knowledge produced in the poorest nations has historically been neglected, these theoretical alternatives are extremely valid and innovative, especially with regard to access to justice.

The Global Access to Justice Project will be a broad geographical approach, analysing the problems and solutions for access to justice not only in North America and Europe, but also in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Oceania.

Because of its multi-faceted epistemological approach and broad geographical scope, the project has the vocation to be the largest survey ever conducted on access to justice. The results of the project will be published in five volumes towards the end of 2020.

More information is available at: http://globalaccesstojustice.com/

 

 

Contact information
Professor Hendrik Van As
Professor of Public Law and Director of the Centre for Law in Action (CLA)
Tel: 27 41 504 1200
Hennie.VanAs@mandela.ac.za