Nigeria, January 2019: The Accountability Lab SDG 16 innovation challenge is an initiative to find creative solutions for SDG 16 on justice. The competition supports young men and women ages 15 – 35 years to develop ideas, build skills and connect with others working towards a shared goal of strengthening accountability, the rule of law and access to justice for Nigerians.
Legal empowerment thinking emphasizes the importance of building public awareness about law and what it can do. It suggests that rule of law projects should focus on providing justice services to people. Tangible benefits to communities help to prove that law works.
Canada’s Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner has found that the Prime Minister of Canada contravened Canada’s Conflict of Interest Act by interfering in a criminal prosecution. The story begins with allegations of fraud and corruption.