By the people, for the people?
is part of the broader Access to Justice and Legal Needs Research Program
undertaken by the Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales, which examines the access to justice and legal needs of disadvantaged people in New South Wales. The report specifically explores:
- how law reform in New South Wales occurs
- what opportunities and constraints there are for public participation in law reform, directly and through representative bodies
- what particular constraints there are for the participation of disadvantaged people in law reform, and
- the implications of these findings for law reform in New South Wales.
Particular attention is paid to the participation needs of disadvantaged people and the CSOs that often represent them.
Access to justice involves more than simply access to the law or to legal institutions such as courts or dispute resolution bodies. It also extends to access to law reform, as it is through law-making that conditions for justice are established.