Justice Delayed, Justice Denied: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Women’s Right to Access Justice
- Theme: Access to Justice, COVID-19, Violence Against Women.
- Type: Report.
- Region/Country: Australia, India, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uganda.
- Language: English.
This paper aims to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted justice systems around the world, with a focus on access to justice for women on issues related to gender-based violence and rights in the family. It forms part of a broader inquiry into the gaps in rights protection being experienced by women at local, national, and international levels due to the limitations or non-functioning of institutional mechanisms mandated to protect human rights, owing to the COVID-19 crisis and consequent movement restrictions and confinement measures. Additionally, it attempts to determine how courts and public services can better adapt should the COVID-19 pandemic persist for longer, or should a similar situation arise in the future. Twenty pages in PDF format.