SDG 16 · Indicator

Access to and affordability of justice

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Measures the accessibility and affordability of civil courts, including whether people are aware of available remedies; can access and afford legal advice and representation; and can access the court system without incurring unreasonable fees, encountering unreasonable procedural hurdles, or experiencing physical or linguistic barriers.

Long-Term Objective

Average of best performers

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 0.75.


World Justice Project

Access to and affordability of justice