equal access to justice for women and men

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Definition

Right of individuals and groups to obtain a quick, effective and fair response to protect their rights, prevent or solve disputes and control the abuse of power through a transparent and efficient process, in which mechanisms are available, affordable and accountable, and conducted on the basis of equality.

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Based on CEDAW Committee (2013). Access to Justice – Concept Note for Half Day General Discussion, endorsed by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) at its 53rd session.

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1103