World Justice Challenge 2021 Live Awards Presentation

 World Justice Challenge 2021 Live Awards Presentation

On May 26, 2021 the World Justice Challenge 2021: Advancing the Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis competition recognized six high-impact projects out of 30 finalists with cash awards ($20,000 USD) for their demonstrable results and promising prospects for progress, replication, and scaling. 

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The World Justice Challenge 2021 judging committee selected five winning projects, one of which received WJP’s first-ever Ruth Bader Ginsburg Legacy Prize. Others were selected as best-in-class for their theme category: Access to Justice for All, Accountable Governance, Anti-corruption and Open Government, and Fundamental Rights and Non-discrimination. The sixth winning project was chosen by WJP’s network popular vote for its inspiration and impact.

The World Justice Challenge Live Awards Presentation program included:

High-Level Panel on COVID-19 and Rule of Law

Lisa Tanzi, panel chair
Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Corporate, External & Legal Affairs

Beverley McLachlin
Former Chief Justice of Canada, Non-Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong

Hina Jilani
The Elders, Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan

Danilo Turk
Former President of Slovenia; President, Club de Madrid

Presentation of Awards

Elizabeth Andersen, master of ceremonies
Executive Director, World Justice Project

Presenting the award for Access to Justice for All:
David Steuer
Partner (Litigation), Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Presenting the award for Accountable Governance:
Laura Chinchilla
Former President of Costa Rica; Vice President, Club de Madrid

Presenting the award for Anti-corruption and Open Government:
Leslie Tsai 
Director of Social Impact, Chandler Foundation

Presenting the award for Fundamental Rights and Non-discrimination:
Mandeep Tiwana
Chief Programmes Officer, CIVICUS

Presenting the award for the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Legacy Prize:
Ellen Gracie Northfleet
Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil

Presenting the award for WJP’s network popular vote:
Nancy Ward
Vice President, World Justice Project

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