‘And Justice for All’ and ‘The Importance of Rule of Law’ From IJM

International Justice Mission is working to bring justice around the world.  Those who are poor, oppressed, afflicted, and enslaved need help, and one way IJM helps them is by assisting local communities and authorities in the developing world in building effective, functioning public justice systems.

What does a public justice system have to do with ending modern-day slavery? In the absence of rule of law, brutal owners condemn children, women and men to lives of slavery. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

IJM president, Gary Haugen, has co-authored an article in Foreign Affairs called, “And Justice for All: Enforcing Human Rights for the World’s Poor,” which explores the reality that without functioning public justice systems in which laws are enforced, violent oppression continues for the poor.  Watch this video and visit IJM’s website here and here to learn more about this and IJM’s work in seeking and pursuing justice for all.

Take a look at my other posts about IJM for more information, videos, and books about IJM’s work.

Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.  Isaiah 1:17

O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.  Psalm 10:17-18