Above: At the World Justice Forum V, more than 300 leaders from around the world gathered in The Hague to share insights, explore strategies, and develop solutions for advancing the rule of law. Explore World Justice Forum V multimedia content (photo: Daniel Maissan for WJP) 

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Effective rule of law reduces corruption, combats poverty and disease, and protects people from injustices large and small. It is the foundation for communities of peace, equity, and opportunity—underpinning development, accountable government, and respect for fundamental rights.

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