Finalists Map

 

Meet 30 Rule of Law Changemakers, Finalists for the World Justice Challenge 2021

This year, WJP and its thematic partners have selected 30 finalists from a pool of 425 submissions from 114 countries. These projects were chosen for their demonstrated impact in advancing the rule of law in four thematic areas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: access to justice for all, accountable governance, fundamental rights and non-discrimination, and anti-corruption and open government. An additional ten projects were chosen as Honorable Mentions. Congratulations to all of them!

A panel of expert judges will select five winning organizations from the pool of 30 finalists, including one for each theme. One winner will receive WJP's first-ever Ruth Bader Ginsburg Legacy Prize, and a sixth winner will be selected from the finalists through a popular vote by WJP's global rule of law network. 
 

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Winners will be announced the week of May 24. Each winning organization will receive a $20,000 cash prize and opportunities for networking support from the World Justice Project throughout the year. Explore all 30 World Justice Challenge 2021 finalists below, or browse finalists by theme here.

Global Justice Solutions | United States

Access to Justice for All
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Ability to Pay is an online platform that allows indigent defendants with a legal financial obligation to request alternative sanctions instead of facing incarceration because they are unable to pay their fines and fees.

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Terre des Hommes Foundation | Switzerland/Global

Fundamental Rights and Non-Discrimination
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Immediately following the outbreak of COVID-19 worldwide, Terre des Hommes launched a project dedicated to building rapid knowledge and mobilizing interdisciplinary partnership to foster a global advocacy campaign with a swift, targeted, and effective impact for children deprived of liberty.

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Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel | Israel

Fundamental Rights and Non-Discrimination
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Adalah's Emergency COVID-19 project uses legal action before Israeli courts and state authorities, together with media outreach, to obtain remedies for discrimination faced by the Arab minority, around 20% of the population of Israel.

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OnData.it | Italy

Anti-Corruption and Open Government
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AppaltiPOP is a new open data platform that aims to increase transparency and competitiveness in public procurement in Italy.

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Transparency International Hungary Foundation | Hungary

Anti-Corruption and Open Government
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Transparency International Hungary is determined to challenge the abuse of special powers afforded to the government with the excuse of containing the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Public Verdict Foundation | Russia

Accountable Governance
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This project includes an interactive map and legal assistance attached to it. A digital map reflecting each COVID case reported by either convicts or their relatives is used by lawyers and human rights defenders to file inquiries demanding action on the part of the administration.

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Women's Justice Initiative | Guatemala

Access to Justice for All
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The Women's Justice Initiative (WJI) works to prevent gender-based violence and improve the lives of indigenous Guatemalan women and girls through education, access to legal services, and by strengthening public institutions.

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Dhobi Women Network | Kenya

Fundamental Rights and Non-Discrimination
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This project protects the rights of women domestic workers working within the suburbs of Nairobi and who are currently unable to fend for themselves due to the ongoing pandemic that saw their employers send them home.

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Colombia Ministry of Justice | Colombia

Access to Justice for All
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LegalApp is a free consultation web tool that uses simple language that is easy for citizens to understand, offering information on how to carry out formalities, procedures, or "justice routes" for conflict resolution.

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Constitutional Court of Ecuador | Ecuador

Accountable Governance
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The Constitutional Court developed and implemented the SACC (Automatized System of the Constitutional Court) whose main objective is to address judicial accessibility, enhance transparency, and improve efficiency when delivering constitutional justice.

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Federal Court of Australia | Pacific Region

Accountable Governance
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When COVID-19 locked-down the world in early 2020, PJSI immediately redesigned its program to support the new and urgent needs of Pacific courts.

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Poder Ciudadano | Argentina

Anti-Corruption and Open Government
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Poder Ciudadano created the Public Procurement Observatory COVID-19 with the aim of improving the integrity of public procurement based on parameters of open information, transparency, and accountability.

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The Lotus Flower | Iraq

Access to Justice for All
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Our project is designed to increase capacity for remote and online support for female ISIS survivors who have been most severely impacted by COVID-19.

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Horizontal | United States/Global

Accountable Governance
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Tella is a documentation app for mobile devices. In challenging environments, with limited or no internet connectivity or in the face of repression, Tella makes it easier and safer to document events, whether that's violence, human rights violations, corruption, or electoral fraud.

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