World Justice Challenge 2021

 

Applications are now closed as of December 16, 2020 for the World Justice Challenge 2021: Advancing the Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis. Sign up to WJP's email newsletter for finalist announcements, finalist presentation invitations, and more coming in 2021.


The World Justice Challenge 2021 application deadline is now extended through December 16! The World Justice Challenge 2021: Advancing the Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis is a global competition to identify, recognize, and promote good practices and high-impact projects and policies that protect and advance areas of the rule of law most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cash awards ($20,000 USD to each winner) will go to six projects that show demonstrable results and promising prospects for future progress, replication, and scaling. 

The COVID-19 pandemic strikes in the midst of a global rule of law crisis in which respect for key principles of good governance has been eroding in many countries for a number of years. These twin crises of public health and rule of law make this pandemic particularly dangerous. Identifying and promoting good practices and promising approaches are essential to addressing the crisis' underlying governance challenges, supporting an effective recovery process, and building back better rule of law based societies. 

The World Justice Challenge 2021: Advancing the Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis competition invites submissions featuring solutions that address four aspects of the rule of law directly affected by the pandemic: 

 

 

 

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