World Justice Challenge 2021 Community Forum


The World Justice Challenge 2021 Community Forum is an online space to exchange knowledge, raise awareness, and drive action on rule of law issues and solutions in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. 




The just-launched World Justice Challenge 2021 Community Forum is a new online space for the rule of law community working on the themes of the 2021 World Justice Challenge—access to justice, fundamental rights and nondiscrimination, accountable governance, and anti-corruption and open governance. The Community Forum is your way to engage directly with finalist projects, share knowledge, and drive action on rule of law issues and solutions. Join the community to:

  • Ask Questions to Finalists: Community members will be able to ask questions directly to World Justice Challenge finalists as they prepare to vote for a winner of one of six cash prizes.
  • Network with the Rule of Law Community: Community members will be able to network with peers from around the world to compare notes on common challenges and solutions.
  • Share Resources: Community members will be able to share and view resources and events of interest.

Join the discussion and help us build stronger rule of law values, institutions, and communities around the world during this time of crisis. 

Community Forum

Meet the Finalists

This year, WJP and its thematic partners have selected 30 finalists from a pool of 425 submissions from 114 countries. These projects were chosen for their demonstrated impact in advancing the rule of law in four thematic areas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: access to justice for allaccountable governancefundamental rights and non-discrimination, and anti-corruption and open government. An additional ten projects were chosen as Honorable Mentions. Congratulations to all of them!





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