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Upcoming Events

Fundamental Rights and Non-Discrimination in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations for Action

World Justice Challenge Webinar Event | January 26, 2021

Co-sponsored by World Justice Challenge thematic partners CIVICUS and International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), this discussion will focus on fundamental rights issues that have been raised and exacerbated by the pandemic. Panelists will also discuss recommendations for action needed to address underlying challenges, support an effective recovery process, and build back toward more just, rule-of-law-based societies. 

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Access to Justice for All and the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar

Access to Justice for All and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations for Action

World Justice Challenge Webinar Event | December 16, 2020

Co-sponsored by World Justice Challenge thematic partners the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, this discussion will focus on problems in achieving access to justice for all that have been raised and exacerbated by the pandemic. Panelists will also discuss recommendations for action needed to address underlying challenges, support an effective recovery process, and build back toward more just, rule-of-law-based societies. 

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Accountable Governance and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations for Action

Accountable Governance and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations for Action

World Justice Challenge Webinar Event | November 18, 2020

Co-sponsored by World Justice Challenge thematic partners International IDEA and the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), this discussion will focus on key accountable governance problems raised and exacerbated by the pandemic and discuss recommendations for actions needed to address the crisis' underlying challenges, support an effective recovery process, and build back better rule-of-law-based societies. 

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Truth-tellers in Crisis: Protecting Independent Journalism

Webinar | June 11, 2020

A WJP Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism Event: This webinar will highlight the winner of the 2020 WJP Anthony Lewis Journalism Prize, whose corruption investigation sparked reform in Slovakia. The panelists will discuss the importance of media freedom, the critical role investigative journalists play in uncovering corruption and promoting open societies, and how to promote an independent press when freedom of expression is under threat.

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When Authoritarians Make International Law

Webinar | May 20, 2020

Dozens of recent books chronicle rising authoritarianism and question whether democracies can survive. What do these trends mean for international law and practice? Professor Tom Ginsburg joins us to discuss implications in contemporary policy contexts, including management of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Democracy and Rule of Law in Latin America

Webinar | May 13, 2020

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the World Justice Project (WJP) invite you to participate in a webinar on "The impact of COVID-19 on democracy and rule of law in Latin America" featuring recognized experts from the region. The event will be held in Spanish.

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About

The World Justice Forum is the premier international event for the rule of law. Join global and community leaders – from an array of sectors and interests – as they share insights, explore strategies, and develop solutions for advancing justice, opportunity, and peace.

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The WJP convenes regional, action-oriented, multidisciplinary meetings to strengthen the rule of law. These meetings include plenary discussions on key topical issues of current importance, and small group working sessions in which participants identify crucial areas where collaborative, cross-disciplinary efforts will advance the rule of law. 

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At these convenings, WJP presents in-depth, country-specifc findings from the WJP Rule of Law Index, then invites participants to develop practical programs that will strengthen adherence to the rule of law in their communities.

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The inagural WJP High Court Justices Symposium convened members of high courts of more than 30 countries for a full day to discuss rule of law issues of greatest interest to the judiciary and to deliberate about the special role of members of high courts as prominent champions for the rule of law. 

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The WJP Rule of Law Summit convenes executive leaders of top organizations and networks from around the globe that share a common goal to advance the rule of law. An initial meeting of 40 representatives was held in July 2013 in The Hague.

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