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Peace, justice and strong institutions, that reads like a no-brainer and hard to accomplish at the same time. Large groups of people in the world are still suffering from the lack of it. The involvement of legal systems and governments make it much harder to innovate in this field, but that does not stop humankind from trying. SDG16 consist of certain sub-goals for which we found some interesting and sometimes moving videos. 


By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration.

Over a billion people do not have a proper ID. Tey el Rjula knows this from personal experience as his Kuwait birth certificate was destroyed during the Gulf War which caused him problems during his asylum procedure. He decided to solve this problem by starting a blockchain company called Tykn. This is his (personal) story.
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Ensure equal access to justice for all

Many people lack access to the law simply because they lack the budget or knowledge. A number of start-ups are working on various solutions to solve this.  An interesting accelerator is supporting these initiatives:  The HiiL Justice Accelerator.

One of the participants of the Justice Accelerator was Lady Liberty, a South African initiative with a mobile legal office that travels to underprivileged and remote communities to empower women with access to pro bono basic legal information.
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Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels.

Institutions are a vital part of nation-states. Bitnation is a company that feels that the days of the nation-state are over and that technology, blockchain, in this case, offers a much better solution for living together and dealing with disputes etc. Jurisdiction as a Service the call it.
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End torture of children (and why not of all people?).

Another target is to eradicate the torture of children. The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights started a project called The Atlas of Torture. This is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for information on torture and ill-treatment and how this can be prevented. It aims at raising awareness, empowering individuals and organizations as well as fostering cooperation through documentation, learning, and exchange.
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Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms.

A lot of corruption is related to government contracts. A way to fight this is open contracting. Open contracting is about publishing and using open, accessible and timely information on government contracting to engage citizens and businesses in identifying and fixing problems.
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