Freedom For Justice

From the Magna Carta via the American Declaration of Independence and the French Revolution’s Declaration of the Rights of Man to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the principles of impartiality and equality before the law remain a powerful bulwark against tyranny. It is no surprise that Nelson Mandela and other admired leaders of the past, like Mahatma Ghandi were lawyers who advocated for justice. Their legacies prove that even when political ideologies distort the institutions that are designed to protect rights, the impulse for true justice can never be crushed and there will always be brave women and men determined to fight for its realisation. Justice takes many forms and lies at the heart not only of harmonious human communities. Justice is also at the heart of the laws governing our relationship with Mother Nature, for example, how we use natural resources that belong to all, and how we protect those people most impacted (and least responsible) for climate change. During the coming year, #WalkTogether will highlight the long walk to Freedom for Justice being taken.