World Justice Challenge 2021 Finalists Regional Showcase

Asia and the Pacific

Tuesday, April 6, 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 Asia and the Pacific 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 Asian Development Bank and The Asia Foundation, 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.


  • Gerard Vinluan
    Asia Pacific Regional Director, World Justice Project
  • Kim McQuay 
    Managing Director, Program Specialist Group, The Asia Foundation
  • Maria Cecilia T. Sicangco
    Senior Legal Officer, Law and Policy Reform Program – Office of the General Counsel, Asian Development Bank


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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 Partner:

WJP thanks all of its Challenge sponsors and partners.