Our terms of reference
To highlight the importance of access to justice as a fundamental principle of the rule of law and empower individuals to exercise their rights, challenge discrimination, and reduce inequalities.
The Group aims to foster parliamentary and public understanding of access to justice by acting as a forum for discussion and debate. It provides an interface between Government, Parliament and all who have an interest in the justice sector: these include clients, lawyers, the general public, professional bodies, practitioners’ groups, charities, campaign organisations, and many others. It constitutes a practical way of engaging with the ongoing reform process through contact with Parliamentarians – both MPs and Lords – who have a direct influence on the outcome of that process.
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