World Justice Challenge 2021 Finalists Regional Showcase
Latin America and the Caribbean
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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The World Justice Challenge 2021: Advancing the Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis is a global competition to identify, recognize, and promote good accountable governance practices and high-impact projects and policies that protect and advance the rule of law in this time of unprecedented crisis.
This year, the World Justice Project received over 425 submissions from 114 countries. From these 425 submissions, 30 finalists have been selected to take part in an online regional showcase event.
This World Justice Challenge 2021 Finalists Regional Showcase event will feature an assessment of the efforts underway in countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to "build back better" from the challenges posed by COVID-19. This portion of the program will be led by WJP's partners for the region, the Due Process of Law Foundation and the Igarapé Institute, and will focus on four areas—access to justice for all, accountable governance, fundamental rights and non-discrimination, and anti-corruption and open government.
The event will also give the Challenge finalists from the region an opportunity to present their projects and share key insights into their objectives and impact as a basis to select the six winners of the World Justice Challenge 2021. After the presentations, participants will be invited to engage in a Q&A session with finalists in different breakout rooms.
- Alejandro Gonzalez
Director - Rule of Law Projects, World Justice Project Mexico
- Melina Risso
Programs Director, Igarapé Institute
- Ursula Indacochea
Program Director - Judicial Independence Program, Due Process of Law Foundation
- COVID-19: Seguras en Casa (COVID-19: Women Safe at Home)
United Nations Development Programme (Mexico)
- Making Justice: Judiciary response for COVID-19 (Recommendation 62)
Conselho Nacional de Justiça – CNJ (Brazil)
- Overcoming Judicial Accessibility in Times of COVID-19 and Beyond
Constitutional Court of Ecuador (Ecuador)
- Constructing Transparency: Promoting Justice in Honduras Through Good Governance and Strong Public Management
Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa (Honduras)
- Purchasing Observatory COVID-19
Poder Ciudadano (Argentina)
- Securing Lands, Lives and Justice in Santa Clara de Uchunya, the Peruvian Amazon
Forest People's Programme, Federation of Native Communities of Ucayali, and Legal Defense Institute (Peru)
Colombia Ministry of Justice (Colombia)
- Improving Maya Women's Access to Justice in Rural Guatemala
Women's Justice Initiative (Guatemala)
Visit our World Justice Challenge 2021 website to register for additional Regional Showcase events in this series.
This Regional Showcase event is produced in partnership with the following World Justice Challenge 2021 Regional Partners:
WJP thanks all of its Challenge sponsors and partners.