Microjustice Initiative's 'Access to Justice' Handbook

In light of my previous post on the UNDP Paper on Evaluation Methodologies for Legal Empowerment, my colleague from Tilburg University informed me that Microjustice Initiative (with TISCO, HIIL and Microjustice Workplace) has published a new methodology on measuring access to justice. You can download it here

Essentially, it is one of the budding set of literature on measuring access to justice from the subjective perspective (ie, not using the usual top-down, World Bank-like indicators), and provides a detailed description, with questionnaires, for measuring access by aggregating individual experiences of the justice process. Very interesting to me how the field of 'legal empowerment' and 'access to justice' has grown, thanks in large part to the UN Commission of Legal Empowerment of the Poor


  1. Microjustice is certainly growing, but more so in Europe since it seems to have originated from there.

    June Lai

  2. Hi June,

    You are right, Microjustice is a concept that was initiated by a few advocates in The Hague in about 2005. Since then, it has morphed into a budding movement, and more than a few organizations and projects implementing it (although the concept is still evolving). There are now projects in several parts of the world as well.