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Helping ministers and other leaders provide justice for people and societies.


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As independent justice leaders who have served at the highest level, we share our experience of steering people-centred justice transformations.

The Justice Leaders have served at the highest level and have first-hand experience of what it takes to transform justice systems so they better meet the needs of people, societies, and economies. We know that delivering meaningful reform is tough and that justice leadership can often be a lonely job.

That’s why we work to support Ministers of Justice, Chief Justices, Attorney Generals, senior public officials, and others at the forefront of trying to improve a society’s ability to provide justice for all. Much of our help is provided in private working with national justice leaders or building collaborations between small groups of countries. But we also promote justice leadership globally as part of the movement to promote justice for all.

Our services are bespoke — designed to meet the needs of a justice leader — but they fall into three broad categories:

Please contact us so we can discuss how we can assist you.

Our Leaders

Justice Leader: Salaheddin Al-Bashir

Salaheddin Al-Bashir

Former Minister of Justice, Jordan; Chair of the Justice Leaders

Justice Leader: Allyson Maynard-Gibson QC

Allyson Maynard-Gibson QC

Former Attorney-General and Minister for Legal Affairs, The Bahamas

Justice Leader: Tharcisse Karugarama

Tharcisse Karugarama

Former Minister of Justice and former Attorney-General, Rwanda

Justice Leader: Kalthoum Kennou

Kalthoum Kennou

Lawyer and former Counselor at the Court of Cassation, Tunisia

Justice Leader: Beverley McLachlin

Beverley McLachlin

Former Chief Justice, Canada

Justice Leader: Athaliah Molokomme

Athaliah Molokomme

Former Attorney General, Botswana

Justice Leader: Willy Mutunga

Willy Mutunga

Former Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court, Kenya

Justice Leader: Diego García-Sayán

Diego García-Sayán

UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers; former Minister of Justice, Peru

Justice Leader: Sang-Hyun Song

Sang-Hyun Song

Former President of the International Criminal Court

Justice Leader Emeritus: Siri Frigaard

Siri Frigaard

Former Chief Prosecutor, Norway; Justice Leader Emeritus

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Justice Leader Emeritus: Ernst Hirsch Ballin

Ernst Hirsch Ballin

Former Minister of Justice, the Netherlands; Justice Leader Emeritus

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Justice Leader Emeritus: Claudia Paz y Paz

Claudia Paz y Paz

Former Attorney General, Guatemala; Justice Leader Emeritus

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For more information you can contact
our Director, Tobijn de Graauw

tobijn.degraauw@justiceleaders.org
T +31 70 762 0700

Our partners in promoting people-centered justice

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law
The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Netherlands
Pathfinders
Justix