Upcoming: World Justice Challenge 2021 Awards Ceremony

World Justice Challenge 2021

Details for the World Justice Challenge 2021: Advancing the Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis awards ceremony on May 26 are coming soon! 

 

Subscribe to WJP's e-newsletter for further updates and invitations. Explore event recordings for thematic webinars and Finalists Regional Showcases below, and be sure to vote for your favorite project by April 30 in the Network Popular Vote.


 

Finalists Regional Showcase Recordings

This year, the World Justice Project received over 425 submissions from 114 countries. From these 425 submissions, 30 finalists were selected to take part in an online regional showcase event. The events featured an assessment by WJP's regional partners of the efforts underway in countries of the region to "build back better" from the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in four areas—access to justice for all, accountable governance, fundamental rights and non-discrimination, and anti-corruption and open government.

These events also gave our 30 finalists 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 were invited to engage in a Q&A session with finalists in different breakout rooms.

Regional Showcase Event | March 24, 2021
World Justice Challenge 2021 Finalists Regional Showcase: Latin America and the Caribbean

This virtual event featured 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. Led by WJP's partners for the region, the Due Process of Law Foundation and the Igarapé Institute, the event focused on the four thematic areas of the Challenge and gave finalists from the region an opportunity to present their projects and share key insights into their objectives and impact.
 

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Download the Spanish-language event summary (PDF)
 

Regional Showcase Event | March 31, 2021
World Justice Challenge 2021 Finalists Regional Showcase: Africa and the Middle East

This virtual event featured an assessment of the efforts underway in countries in Africa and the Middle East to "build back better" from the challenges posed by COVID-19. Led by WJP's partner for the region, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the event focused on the four thematic areas of the Challenge and gave finalists from the region an opportunity to present their projects and share key insights into their objectives and impact.
 

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Regional Showcase Event | April 6, 2021
World Justice Challenge 2021 Finalists Regional Showcase: Asia and the Pacific

This virtual event featured an assessment of the efforts underway in countries in Asia and the Pacific to "build back better" from the challenges posed by COVID-19. Led by WJP's partners for the region, The Asia Foundation and the Asian Development Bank, the event focused on the four thematic areas of the Challenge and gave finalists from the region an opportunity to present their projects and share key insights into their objectives and impact.

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Regional Showcase Event | April 14, 2021
World Justice Challenge 2021 Finalists Regional Showcase: Europe, North America, and Central Asia

This virtual event featured an assessment of the efforts underway in countries in Africa and the Middle East to "build back better" from the challenges posed by COVID-19. Led by WJP's partner for the region, the Municipality of The Hague and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, the event focused on the four thematic areas of the Challenge and gave finalists from the region an opportunity to present their projects and share key insights into their objectives and impact.
 

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Thematic Webinar Recordings

In the course of the World Justice Challenge 2021: Advancing the Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis competition, the World Justice Project convened thematic webinars focused on COVID-19 and its effects on access to justice for all, accountable governance, anti-corruption and open government, and fundamental rights and non-discrimination.

Webinar Event | October 28, 2020
Anti-Corruption and Open Government in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations for Action

Co-sponsored by World Justice Challenge thematic partners the Open Government Partnership and the OECD, this discussion focused on key anti-corruption and open government problems raised and exacerbated by the pandemic and discuss recommendations for actions needed to address the crisis' underlying challenges, support an effective recovery process, and build back better rule-of-law-based societies. 
 

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Webinar Event | November 18, 2020
Accountable Governance and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations for Action

Co-sponsored by World Justice Challenge thematic partners International IDEA and the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), this discussion focused on key accountable governance problems raised and exacerbated by the pandemic. Panelists also discussed recommendations for actions needed to address the crisis' underlying challenges, support an effective recovery process, and build back better rule-of-law-based societies. 
 

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Webinar Event | December 16, 2020
Access to Justice for All and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations for Action

Co-sponsored by World Justice Challenge thematic partners the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, this discussion focused on problems in achieving access to justice for all that have been raised and exacerbated by the pandemic. Panelists also discussed recommendations for action needed to address underlying challenges, support an effective recovery process, and build back toward more just, rule-of-law-based societies. Download the webinar summary (PDF).
 

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Webinar Event | January 26, 2021
Fundamental Rights and Non-Discrimination in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations for Action

Co-sponsored by World Justice Challenge 2021 thematic partners CIVICUS and International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), this webinar event focused on fundamental rights issues that have been raised and exacerbated by the pandemic. Panelists also discussed recommendations for action needed to address underlying challenges, support an effective recovery process, and build back toward more just, rule-of-law-based societies. Download the webinar summary (PDF).
 

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