Measures of access to justice are recently much discussed, in part because of work related to the UN Sustainable Development Goal on governance, SDG 16, and its sub-goal on access to justice, SDG 16.3, which reads: “Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all.”
Here is a selected set of measures of access to justice:
- Official SDG 16.3 Indicators (see section entitled “Target 16.3: Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all”), from Inter-agency Expert Group on SDG Indicators
- Official and Unofficial SDG 16.3 Indicators, from SDG 16 Data Initiative, a project of TAP Network
- Gramatikov et al. (2010). A Handbook for Measuring the Costs and Quality of Access to Justice, Apeldoorn: Maklu, a measurement framework used by the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL)
- The Justice Index, a project of the National Center for Access to Justice at Fordham Law School
- Recommended Access to Justice Indicators for Implementation of Goal 16 of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in the United States (2016); Background: Risa Kaufman and David Udell: Access to Justice Indicators, Recommended by Experts to US Government Officials, New Resource, Now On-Line (2 December 2016)
- UNDP, Goal 16 — The Indicators We Want: Virtual Network Sourcebook on Measuring Peace, Justice and Effective Institutions.
Thanks to Martin Gramatikov for information about several of these measures.