World Justice Challenge 2022 winners with judges James Silkenat, Betty Barkha, and Nikole Nelson.


The World Justice Challenge is a global competition to identify, recognize, and promote effective and innovative initiatives to protect and advance the rule of law. In June 2022, the World Justice Project awarded five winning projects at the World Justice Forum in The Hague. These outstanding projects from Cambodia, Ghana, India, Nigeria, and a US-based global program were selected for their impact in three thematic areas: access to justice, anti-corruption and open government, and equal rights and non-discrimination.  

One year later, join the World Justice Project for a webinar series to hear from these Challenge winners how their work has advanced, the most pressing priorities they currently face, and how they are continuing to take action for the rule of law.  

See below for more information and to register (please note each webinar requires separate registration): 

June 29, 10 a.m. ET 

Addressing the evolving threats to LGBTQ+ Communities

In celebration of Pride Month, WJP will launch this series on June 29 with InReach, the winner of the Data for Justice prize. InReach, creator of the world’s first tech platform matching LGBTQ+ people facing persecution with verified resources, will share updates on how their work has reacted to meet the evolving discrimination and threats facing LGBTQ+ communities today. 

July 12, 11 a.m. ET 

Mobilizing Communities to Tackle Gender-Based Violence

July 26, 9 a.m. ET 

Systems Thinking to Advance People-Centered Justice

Join us on July 26 to learn how Cambodia’s human rights defenders are now moving forward together to build stronger communities. We will hear from World Justice Challenge winner, Cambodia Bridges to Justice, and its partners the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association, Legal Aid Cambodia, Community Legal Education Centre, and the Centre for Law and Transformative Change. Together they will share their insights of change and opportunity leaving listeners with a thought-provoking call to action to meaningfully invest in people-centered justice programming.

August 10, 10 a.m. ET 

Expanding Access to Justice in Prisons and Beyond 

In this webinar, POS Foundation will share insights from their work to advance criminal justice reform in Ghana. The Justice for All Program, for which they won the World Justice Challenge, works to alleviate prison overcrowding through mobile, in-prison special courts. Their work in the past year has expanded to include an initiative training inmates as paralegals to write and file their own appeals and represent themselves in court, and a regional project to provide protection and legal assistance for small-scale cross-border trading in West Africa.

August 30, 10 a.m. ET 

Monitoring and Fighting Corruption in Nigeria

Join this webinar to hear from TransparencIT about the state of corruption and opportunities for change in Nigeria. Through their work to track and evaluate corruption case proceedings, including creating the country’s first central online database of corruption cases, they have helped successfully reduce the average duration of corruption trials from eight years to 3-4 years. Representatives from TransparencIT will share how their efforts have advanced in the past year and what key priorities remain, including efforts to institutionalize special Anti-Corruption Courts in the Nigerian judiciary. 

Questions? Contact [email protected].  

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FCD Ecuador presents on corruption

As Ecuador looks ahead to next month’s runoff election, WJP spoke with Mauricio Alarcón Salvador, executive director of World Justice Challenge finalist Fundación Ciudadanía y Desarrollo (FCD Ecuador), about the impact of current events in Ecuador on their work to improve transparency and accountability and on broader anti-corruption policy in the country.  

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 Jonathan Osei Owusu, the founder and executive director of the POS Foundation, presents during the 2022 World Justice Challenge showcase

When the COVID-19 pandemic threatened efficient and expedient delivery of justice, the POS Foundation was quick to respond and adapt to such unforeseen challenges by suggesting the idea of carrying out virtual proceedings to the then Chief Justice of the Republic under the “Justice for All Amid COVID-19" initiative in 2020. This progressive reform underscored the program’s commitment to a more fair and efficient legal system.  

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