This note provides preliminary guidance for practitioners and policy makers on key issues to consider in ensuring access to justice in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. It is divided into three sections, Preparation, Response and Recovery. While this note is not exhaustive and there may be chronological overlap across the different phases as states face differing dimensions of the crisis – including adjusting existing or introducing new measures when second or third wave outbreaks may occur – it aims to highlight some of the critical elements to consider to enable the justice sector to respond effectively and address the short, medium, and long-term impact of the crisis.














Renewable Energy & Human Rights Benchmark Key Findings from the Wind & Solar Sectors
COVID-19 resourcesGuidance

Climate change is among the most important and complex issues our planet and its people have faced in centuries, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only reinforced the urgency and necessity of building global economic systems that are both equi...Read More

TAGS: Global
Does Child Marriage Matter for Growth?

Global attention to ending child marriage and its socio-economic consequences is gaining momentum. Ending child marriage is not only critical from a development perspective but it also has important economic implications. This paper is the first...Read More

TAGS: Africa
From Evidence to Action: Challenges to Evidence Uptake and Impact

On 10-12 November 2020, the USAID Asia Counter-Trafficking in Persons project hosted the 2020 CTIP Evidence Summit, "From Evidence to Action", which included the two Summit discussions "Barriers to Evidence Uptake — Civil Society Organization (CSO...Read More

TAGS: Global
Reflecting on the year that was: Lessons from the covid frontlines
COVID-19 resourcesPublications

Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on those most vulnerable to forced labour and human trafficking. Around the world, communities already suffering from poverty and exploitation have borne the brunt of the pandemic and its economic fallout. Th...Read More