Each year, the number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict grows higher, and the threats to global peace and security are constantly at the forefront of public discussion. The importance of United Nations Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions cannot be understated.
SDG 16 promotes a world that continues to address and reduce violence, trafficking, discrimination, and corruption; a world that ensures equal access to justice for all by developing transparent and inclusive institutions of global governance and protecting the fundamental freedoms of all people.
Research plays a key role in supporting the development of public policy, in identifying harms, and in promoting a better way forward. Here, Springer Nature brings together cutting-edge research on law, politics, criminology, public policy and more, looking to a future that builds peaceful, just and strong societies and institutions.