Vision Statement

A just society with equal access to justice for all people in Myanmar.

Mission Statement

Policy recommendations and advocacy for institutional change and legal reform for better access to justice based on reliable, evidence-based research on access to justice issues.

Strategic Goals

To become a sustainable, independent, platform with diverse membership that promotes access to justice in Myanmar. To build strategic partnerships for promoting access to justice among A2JI, civil society, including CSOs and academics, and government policy makers. To increase the knowledge-base of government officials and the Myanmar public about access to justice. To affect government policy and laws on access to justice issues through evidence-based advocacy efforts. To promote transparency and citizen oversight of the people and institutions responsible for delivering access to justice.

Priority Work Streams

Organisational development Strategic partnerships Research Advocacy Monitoring & Oversight

Work Stream Strategic Statements

A. Organisational development: A2JI will strengthen its internal organisational capacity to operate as an independent member-based platform. This will better enable A2JI to build and consolidate its membership, seek funding, and develop its reputation as a leading local organisation focused on A2J issues in Myanmar. Actions will be based on an organisational capacity development plan that is regularly reviewed and updated by the A2JI Steering Committee and Secretariat. B. Strategic partnerships: A2JI will continue to strengthen its relationships with key government and non-government individuals and institutions in order to: gain greater support for its mission and priority work areas; support effective advocacy efforts; build its reputation in Myanmar as a leading A2J organisation; and as a risk management strategy given the complex and often sensitive nature of A2J work. The A2JI Steering committee will prioritise identifying and engaging stakeholders that will be critical to the success of the A2JI mission. C. Research: A2JI will undertake high quality research that will support the development of policy recommendations, underpin its advocacy activities, and contribute to increased knowledge and awareness about A2J issues in Myanmar. Annually, A2JI will focus on one major research topic agreed by the Steering Committee. Other smaller research activities will be considered depending on available resources and internal capacity. D. Advocacy: A2JI will develop advocacy materials and messages that build specifically upon the research outcomes. Advocacy efforts will be based on the development of key practical policy recommendations for government counterparts. A2JI will utilise its strategic partnerships to disseminate its advocacy messages, and will seek to affect policy development in this area through direct engagement with government institutions and officials. E. Monitoring & Oversight: A2JI’s monitoring and oversight activities of A2J institutions will support its research activities and strengthen the evidence-base for its advocacy initiatives. In gathering data on how institutions deliver A2J services to the public, A2JI seeks to identify gaps or weaknesses in current practice and promote policy, law and institutional reform that will strengthen the delivery of justice by these institutions.