Delivering Justice: Realities & Challenges in Pursuit of SDG 16
February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Sustainable Development Goal 16’s vision of a peaceful society with citizens accessing justice and governance being effective and accountable is not only compelling on its own merits but impacts on the success of many of its sister Goals, such as health, education and reducing inequality.
Through the lens of access to justice and research programmes in Africa and elsewhere, this seminar offers insights into the less popular face of Goal 16, and challenges, ranging from accusations of “Litigation Tourism” to discovering that data is politically too close for comfort for government, that have arisen in the pursuit of justice.
Speaker: Nikki Walsh, Senior Lecturer in Law, City, University of London
Nikki is a Senior Lecturer in Law at City, University of London. Prior to joining City, she practised domestically as a criminal defence lawyer and then internationally as a legal assistant at war crimes trials at ICTY in the Hague and the Special Court in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Her research interests include access to justice, fair trials standards, and the politicisation of lethal force by the state, particularly capital punishment.
Nikki has developed partnerships with third sector and educational stakeholders in a range of jurisdictions, and delivered UNDP training at University of Hargeisa in Somaliland, consulted for death row lawyers in Texas, and established an access to justice training programme to legally empower prisoners in Malawi.
Event hashtag: #LIDCResearchSeminars