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Access to Justice

In its Article 13, the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) requires that States Parties ensure effective access to justice for persons with disabilities on an equal basis with others. Meanwhile, courts and justice systems worldwide are undergoing digital transformation.

While these technology investments can help courts and justice systems cut costs and increase efficiencies, it is not clear that their technology roadmaps include a commitment to ensuring access to justice by people with disabilities. Without this commitment, justice systems currently risk leaving people with disabilities behind and creating new obstacles to participation.

Learn more about how technology can help increase access to justice for persons with disabilities worldwide. Click to download the new G3ict paper submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council.