All three objectives of SDG 16 imply ‘Legal Inclusion’ as a central issue and pre-condition. The country-specific Legal Inclusion Indicators and the mapping of excluded groups and their legal inclusion issues are based on the elements of the definition of legal inclusion as:
Explanation: “The situation in which people and nature...”
a) “Have their basic legal needs satisfied through adequate registrations, contracts, or their ‘status’ demonstrated in any other form”
b) “Enjoy legal protection by means of effective access to remedies and the court system”
c) “Have access to the rights, benefits and entitlements of the society in which they live”
The Legal Inclusion Indicators that have been developed for the Mapping logically stem from this definition.