Day 3 I Trust and Dignity: What Do Citizens Want and Need in a Modern Justice System? Special Session Presented by PwC Canada (59:21)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2022
10:30 – 11:30 am: Special Session Presented by PwC Canada | Trust and Dignity: What Do Citizens Want and Need in a Modern Justice System?
A key notion of dignity in law must consider the degree to which it understands and responds to the diverse, unique needs of citizens. How is justice administered so that citizens feel that they are being heard and treated with dignity throughout the entire process? Being able to access justice and quality legal services in timely, affordable, and culturally sensitive and accessible ways is fundamental to dignity in justice. How can justice modernization efforts account for this in more systematic ways at a time where trust and confidence are significantly low?
In a conversation between CIAJ Legal Researcher Nathan Afilalo (host) and Rheanne Scott, Director for PwC Canada, this session will explore these questions. It will also reflect on recent research conducted by PwC with leaders of justice organizations globally to gain their perspectives on access to justice and modernization in a post COVID-19 era. This research found that in the next wave of reform, justice systems need to become more citizen-centric, ensuring access and dignity for all in a quickly evolving world of pervasive inequality and declining trust in institutions.
- Nathan Afilalo, Legal Researcher, CIAJ
- Rheanne Scott, Director, Justice and Community Safety, PwC Canada
2022 I 46th Annual Conference on The Right to Dignity in Canadian Law (October 26-28, 2022 in Halifax and Online)