Who We Are
The World Justice Project®, an independent, non-profit organization, develops communities of opportunity and equity by advancing the rule of law worldwide.
The rule of law helps people and communities thrive. Effective rule of law helps reduce corruption, improve public health, enhance education, lift people from poverty and protect them from injustices and dangers large and small. The World Justice Project is one of the world’s foremost resources on the importance of the rule of law. Learn more about the rule of law here.
The World Justice Project engages leaders in countries across the globe and from all work disciplines to advance the rule of law. Through its three complementary and mutually reinforcing program areas of Research and Scholarship, Rule of Law Index, and Engagement, the WJP seeks to stimulate government reforms that enhance the rule of law, develop practical programs in support of the rule of law at the community level, and increase public awareness about the concept and practice of the rule of law worldwide. Learn more about what we do.
Founded by William H. Neukom in 2006 as a presidential initiative of the American Bar Association (ABA), and with the initial support of 21 other strategic partners, The World Justice Project transitioned into an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2010. Its offices are located in Washington, D.C., and Seattle, WA USA.