The Microjustice Initiative is an open partnership of organisations that aim for better access to justice in developing countries.
It is open to organisations supplying legal aid, mediation or local court services who want to share their experiences and to learn from others and organizations that support this with financial and human resources, network contacts and research and development.
Microjustice Initiative focuses on access to justice for common people and small business owners with issues in the areas of: Identity documents, Divorce, child support and inheritance, Land and home property, Work and payment, Neighbor relations, Access to government services.
The mission of Microjustice Initiative is to inspire, give confidence and strengthen legal aid providers, judges, and informal tribunals. So that they can increase their effectiveness and reach.
Therefore it aims to provide them with:
- Best practices and inspiring examples,
- A network of others in similar situations,
- Methods and toolboxes,
- Coaching on innovating their services.
This support is enabled by research into:
- Legal needs and problems,
- Access to legal services, mediation and courts,
- Proven methods: what works, evidence based.
Partners in the Microjustice Initiative believe they can be most effective by:
- Working with local legal aid providers and courts, who understand the local situation,
- Starting from the actual problem and the people who have to deal with it,
- Trying to achieve quick results that are fair for both parties,
- Making use of all the internet opportunities for community building and sharing,
- Stimulating local justice providers to operate businesslike and to get independent from financial
Inspiring and helping them to innovate their work process. Being based on the latest evidence based, dispute resolution know how. The partners of Microjustice Initiative share these beliefs. Founded by Oxfam, DAS, Tisco, Nyenrode and ILA, today the partnership consists of the following legal aid providers and support organisations.