Vulnerability and Access to Justice

  • Deepali Aswal, Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida
  • October 2, 2020

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The primary purpose of this research is to highlight the situation of the vulnerable group of people in the society and the lack of access to justice they get. Accessibility to justice for these people is the most prominent issue of justice today and is now gathering attention of the public as well. The Purpose of the research enlighten upon the difficulties and abuse faced by the vulnerable section of the society. The provisions related to the access to justice for vulnerable groups enshrined in the statue and international convention are also discussed in the paper. Access to justice for everyone is a key priority for development of the society is one of the 17 SDGs that were adopted in September 2015 by the UN General Assembly. It is an essential part of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to strengthen the democratic government. Access to justice is an indispensable factor in promoting empowerment, securing access to equal human dignity and achieving social and economic development.  Access to justice is defined as the ability of people to seek and obtain a remedy through formal or informal institutions of justice for grievances in compliance with human rights standards. There is no access to justice where vulnerable groups have a fear of the justice system and have no knowledge of information about their rights. Access to justice is a fundamental right for the protection and promotion of human rights.