Beyond Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated longstanding challenges to the rule of law. Building back better will require a committed effort to reinforce the rule of law foundation that underlies just communities. With your help, we can move the world beyond recovery, to a more just future.

The World Justice Project’s independent, survey-based data and insights provide common ground and a credible guide to protecting and advancing the rule of law. Our research and engagement priorities address the world’s most pressing governance challenges: rising authoritarianism, unequal access to justice, corruption, environmental destruction, imperiled human rights, and a public health crisis.

When you support the World Justice Project, you’ll be joining a movement to strengthen the rule of law worldwide. Join us by donating today. 

World Justice Project in Action

Providing Data for Evidence-based Policy-making

The WJP Rule of Law Index will cover 140 countries in 2021, providing practical insight from ordinary citizens and legal experts alike. This data is used by policy makers, activists, governments, the media, and others to understand how the rule of law is perceived and experienced in their country, to see how it compares worldwide, and to identify opportunities for reform. 

In Mexico, WJP’s research, data, and in-depth work with policy makers on issues of policing and criminal justice, anti-torture, and improving the rule of law have led government agencies—at both the local and federal level—to incorporate WJP benchmarks in policy-making. Photo, left: WJP surveys 25,000+ Mexican citizens on how they experience and perceive the rule of law. Right: WJP shares data with Mexico’s Oƒffice of the Minister for Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC) on criminal justice reforms.

Measuring Environmental Protection

A recent report by the World Justice Project brings new attention to the implementation gap in environmental laws. Focused on Latin America, it is the first-ever cross-country assessment of how environmental governance works in practice. Read more about this work and how it can help strengthen environmental regulations

"It is precisely studies like the one you have generated that allow us to promote data to generate better, more comprehensive policies that can help us understand and attend to complex problems [of climate change].” 

Andrea Brusco, Environmental Governance Regional Coordinator - Latin American and Caribbean Office, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


Advancing People-Centered Justice

When the World Justice Project found that 2/3 of the world's population face unmet legal needs—with many confronted by multiple injustices—the news made international headlines. This “justice gap” reinforces inequalities, undermines development, and erodes democracy. Read more about our report and the campaign to provide justice for all

Promoting Media Freedom

Journalists Pavla Holcová, Arpád Soltész, and Eva Kubániová were awarded the 2020 WJP Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism. Their reporting on the murder of their friend and colleague, journalist Ján Kuciak, and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová revealed a system of rampant corruption in Slovakia. As a result of the investigations and mounting public pressure, the former government stepped down in 2018. Read about their investigation and why WJP promotes an independent press

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