The Guardian: Poor bear the brunt as global justice system fails 5.1 billion people — study

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Across the world, an estimated 5.1 billion people — two-thirds of the global population — are being failed by the justice system, a study has found.

But providing universal access to basic justice could save the global economy billions of dollars every year, as lost income and stress-related illness due to seeking legal redress can cost countries up to 3% of their annual GDP, according to a report published today by the Task Force on Justice.

The report said that of the 5.1 billion people with no meaningful access to justice, an estimated 1.5 billion — one in five people worldwide — have been left with justice problems they cannot solve, whether that involves a land dispute, consumer debt or being the vicim of crime.

Read the complete article by Kate Hodal in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/apr/29/global-justice-system-fails-5-billion-people-study?CMP=share_btn_tw

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