OG PaperOur latest paper, Open Government and Freedom of Information: Advancing the Global Conversation, provides new contextual information for our recently-released WJP Open Government Index. The piece is intended to be helpful to potential users—including the freedom of information community—to appreciate both the strengths and limitations of this new tool. Topics covered include the process of developing the WJP Open Government Index, challenges in defining open government, assessing freedom of information awareness, raw data vs. a comprehensive system of indicators, using open government indicators for policy reform, and more.

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Juan Carlos Botero & Alejandro Ponce World Justice Project
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Civil society actors and leaders from around the world gathered from 30 May to 3 June 2022 at the World Justice Forum in The Hague, the home of the United Nations’ International Court of Justice, and online to share insights and recommendations on three important priorities for strengthening justice and the rule of law.

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The Hague (June 3, 2022) – At Thursday´s closing session of the World Justice Forum, a global gathering of the justice and rule of law movement, the World Justice Project announced the five winners of the 2022 World Justice Challenge.  The World Justice Challenge is a global competition to identify, recognize and promote good practice and high-impact projects and policies that protect and advance the rule of law.  The winning projects in India, Nigeria, Ghana, Cambodia and a US-based global project, were selected for their impact expanding access to justice, championing equal rights and advancing open government and anti-corruption measures  – all while demonstrating strong prospects for replication and expansion.

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World Justice Forum 2022 participants from 116 countries, committed to Building More Just Communities, gathered in The Hague and online for four days of intensive learning, collaboration, and agenda-setting on three pressing and intersecting priorities for strengthening justice and the rule of law, namely: fighting corruption, closing the justice gap, and countering discrimination.

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