Inequality before the law

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Inequitable administration of justice
Denial of right to equal protection by the law
Prejudicial treatment in the administration of justice
Biased legal systems

Unequal access to legal advice, representation and other legal facilities, which may or may not be written into the law, acts as a special restriction on the rights of certain sections of the community.


The poor, outcasts and minorities are discriminated against in the enforcement and the interpretation of law. Proposals for change offered by sub-groups are rejected by the majority body as not serving the needs of the whole.

Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
20.05.2019 – 16:41 CEST