The Government of Georgia will host the 5th OGP Global Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia, on July 17-19, 2018. The Summit will provide an excellent opportunity for leaders from OGP’s 76 participating countries, local governments, and beyond to exchange ideas on how they are making their governments more transparent, accountable, and responsive to citizens.

Please register for the Global Summit at www.ogpsummit.org and send your questions and/or feedback to summit@opengovpartnership.org.
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Wednesday, July 18 • 15:30 - 17:00
Advancing Open Government through Legal Empowerment and Access to Justice

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The Ministry of Justice of Georgia, OECD and OSJI propose a high-level panel/round table to describe how the OGP can strengthen links between access to civil justice, legal empowerment and open government. The panel will feature high-level speakers coming from justice institutions, planning agencies and civil society. Speakers will discuss OGP commitments and innovative country experiences for advancing legal empowerment and people-focused access to justice as a means to enhance openness, transparency and accountability.

The panel seeks to highlight opportunities and generate political momentum for OGP members to incorporate access to justice commitments into their 2018 and 2019 NAPs. This event will align with a separate working session for civil society and government reformers on the same topic at the OGP summit, advance the implementation of the Paris Declaration ”Supporting Justice for All” and efforts toward the Joint Declaration on Open Government for the SDGs.

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Zaza Namoradze

Division Director, Open Society Justice Initiative, Open Society Foundations

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Mila Carovska

Minister of Labor and Social Policy, Government of Macedonia
In her professional career she gained experience in the field of social work, including facilitation of drama workshops with children housed in institutions, facilitation of educational workshops, SOS operator and supervisor on consultations for drug users and their families, as well... Read More →
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Walter Flores

Executive Director, Centro De Estudios Para La Equidad y Gobernanza En Los Sistema De Salud
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Germán Garavano

Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Government of Argentina
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Mari Kiviniemi

Deputy Secretary-General, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development
Kiviniemi took up her duties as OECD Deputy Secretary-General on 25th August 2014. Her role consists of sharing her extensive experience to help increase the impact and relevance of OECD work and to contribute to the public policy challenges of promoting inclusive growth, jobs, equality... Read More →
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Marlon Manuel

Senior Advisor to Global Legal Empowerment Network, Namati: Innovations in Legal Empowerment
Marlon has more than two decades of experience in legal empowerment work, having devoted practically his entire career to social justice and human rights lawyering.  He has combined grassroots education activities with active involvement in strategic litigation on human rights and... Read More →
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Thea Tsulukiani

Minister of Justice, Government of Georgia
Ms Thea Tsulukiani was appointed as Minister of Justice of Georgia in October 2012. Prior to her appointment, she was elected as Member of Parliament for Nazaladevi, a single-mandate constituency of the capital, with 72% of the vote.Ms Tsulukiani has 10 years of experience as a lawyer... Read More →

Wednesday July 18, 2018 15:30 - 17:00 GMT+04
Funicular: Ballroom