The Hague | July 10-13, 2017
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 peace, equity, and opportunity.
Registration for the World Justice Forum V is now open. Visit the official event website to learn more.
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(Updated as of 4/3/17)
Monday, 10 July
All sessions will take place at the World Forum Conference Center in The Hague
Forum Registration Opens
The "Expo" is a public space for participants at the Forum for exploring practical local program displays; demonstrating technological applications; meeting Index experts and participating in data collections; learning about our sponsors; exchanging educational materials; and viewing multimedia presentations, among other activities.
The Expo, Registration, Travel & Tourism desks, Café, and other centralized gathering spaces will be located at the main entry to the World Forum Conference Center and open throughout daytime and evening hours Monday-Thursday.
Located at The Hague Marriott Hotel (two blocks from the World Forum Conference Center), the heavy hors d'oeuvres reception will feature remarks from a prominent local VIP Speaker.
Tuesday, 11 July
Welcome & Introduction
Opening Plenary Keynote Panel: "The Rule of Law in a Time of Geopolitical Change"
Practical Programs to Advance the Rule of Law: Inspiration and Introduction to Working Sessions
Hear first-hand from practitioners about practical, locally led programs to advance the rule of law, what these programs have achieved, and what lessons have been learned along the way.
Working Session I - Local Program Ideas
Attendees will break into topical groups to share their proposed ideas for action; help one another to workshop and refine their proposed ideas for improved outcomes and potential collaboration; and select program ideas for "fast pitch" on the final day of the Forum.
Concurrent Topical Panels
Four sessions will run concurrently each day, selected from the following topics:
- Combatting Corruption: New Approaches and Proven Strategies
- Examining the Closing Space for Civil Society Worldwide
- The Rule of Law as a Social Determinant of Health Outcomes
- Data-Driven Criminal Justice Reform
Plenary Keynote Address
Reception & Expo
Wednesday, 12 July
Plenary Keynote Panel: "The Importance of Credible, Independent Reporting in a Polarized Political Climate"
Working Sessions II - Skills Development
Attendees will benefit from expert advice and assistance with their program ideas at small workshop sessions. A variety of experts will focus on challenges including how to work effectively with the media, tips to register a new organization, fundraising strategies, etc. Participants may attend any expert session that will be beneficial.
Brown Bag Luncheon
Participants enjoy lunch together informally or attend small, participant-led presentation or discussion sessions over the lunch hour. Participant-led session ideas may be submitted via application to an advance selection process.
Concurrent Topical Panels II
- Using Investigative Journalism to Promote the Rule of Law
- The Counter-Terrorism Challenge: Competing Narratives on Freedom and Security
- Responding to the Growing Global Refugee Crisis: The Rule of Law for All?
- From Mobile Apps to Big Data: Technology to Promote the Rule of Law
Presentation of the WJP Rule of Law Award and the Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism
Plenary Keynote Conversation
Reception & Expo
The Reception will take place at the World Forum, near the Registration and public gathering space. The "Expo" will be open during this time, for exploring practical local programs displays; demonstrating technological applications; meeting Index experts and participating in data collection efforts; learning about our sponsors; exchanging educational materials; and viewing multimedia presentations, among other activities.
Evening Cultural Events
Thursday, 13 July
Plenary Keynote Panel: "Freedom from Influence: Securing Responsible Independence of Judges, Legislators, and Civil Servants"
Concurrent Topical Panels III
- The Arts as a Vehicle to Advance the Rule of Law
- Harmonizing Formal, Informal, and Customary Justice
- Advancing the Rights of Women and Girls: Milestones and Setbacks
- Enabling Investment and Innovation: The Critical Role of the Rule of Law
- Modern Policing: Ensuring Safety, Trust, and Accountability
Small, participant-led presentation or discussion sessions. Participant-led session ideas may be submitted via application to an advance selection process.
During the final plenary gathering, 12 participants selected by their peers will "fast pitch" their ideas for practical, locally led programs to advance the rule of law in their communities. The audience will vote on one "people's choice" winner to receive a seed grant from the WJP to implement their idea.
Plenary Keynote Address