Covid-19 Survey: Delivering Justice In The Covid-19 Crisis

To deliver people-centered justice in the face of the global public health epidemic, we urgently need real-time data about justice needs and responses in the corona crisis. This real-time data initiative covers expected surges in justice problems and outcomes, views on service delivery models and remedies, views on systems change needed, and views on capabilities to adapt.

Covid-19 Survey, 1st wave
Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the justice sector struggled to serve the broader population. The data we have gathered helps map the current and anticipated impact on individuals and societies. Two-hundred and seventy leaders from more than 20 countries engaged in this dialogue via an online questionnaire. The respondents have significant experience.

Analyses by our Justice Research and Development Team help determine which groups will be hit hardest, and which measures match the demand for justice in the Covid-19 crisis. The interactive charts allow you to explore the detailed views of these leaders, country by country.

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Covid-19 Survey, follow-up
The first round of HiiL’s Covid-19 Survey mapped the current and anticipated impact on individuals and societies. This follow-up survey among a smaller group of justice leaders focussed on three questions:

  • What should preventative, constructive and informal interventions during the Covid-19 crisis look like?
  • What are the most effective models for delivering community justice?
  • What kind of systems change do these unprecedented circumstances most urgently demand?

Based on the responses and opinions of justice sector thought leaders, the Covid-19 Crisis Report concludes that the pandemic will have long-term effects on addressing and resolving justice problems around the globe. Courts, police, and informal justice services must adapt their services and focus on interventions that mitigate, prevent, and resolve an additional wave of justice problems. Rendering decisions and imposing sanctions is unlikely to work. Instead, the situation asks for a targeted and more accessible portfolio of interventions and delivered locally in communities or online where the use of and adoption of technology is not only possible but trusted too.

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