The capability approach and access to justice - Mapping and developing legal capabilities to advance the access to justice of community-dwelling older people
PhD student: Mrs A.-K. Habbig
Promotor: I.A.M. Robeyns
Duration: 14/4/2020 - 13/4/2025
This research will explore whether the capability approach is useful to further develop the concept of access to justice. Prior research attempted to create different sets of legal capabilities. A thorough theoretical underpinning based on the capability approach is however lacking as is the consideration for further use of the approach in this context. This research elaborates on ways how the capability approach and access to justice can be linked, interact and reinforce each other. The concepts are applied in empirical research in a group of community-dwelling older persons in the Netherlands.