University General Assembly 1
Democratic Republic of the Congo


Michelle Dan
United States

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There is an urgent need throughout the international community for criminal justice reform as well as for strengthening the rule of law. In order to ensure peaceful and just societies, that operate under fair systems, individuals, governments, and institutions must be held accountable for their crimes. It has been proven time and time again that peace is only possible with justice. However, maintaining peace among different groups of people has been a challenge for many countries. This has even been the case for countries that have formal justice systems established. The problem lies in the sheer difficulty of governance. For this reason, the UN General Assembly has created Target 16.3 which not only prioritizes promoting the rule of law at national and international levels, but also emphasizes the need for equal access to justice for all. It is necessary to emphasize justice for all in order to ensure that justice is...