WJC Finalists

The World Justice Project Has Selected 30 Outstanding Finalists in the World Justice Challenge 2024

WASHINGTON (May 14, 2024) -- In light of the troubling rise of authoritarianism, misinformation, citizen distrust, and threats to election integrity, the World Justice Project is excited to announce the 30 finalists in the World Justice Challenge 2024: “The Rule of Law: Foundation of Democracy.”

Selected from a pool of 424 submissions from 109 countries, these exemplary projects were chosen for their potential for replication and their demonstrated impact in advancing the rule of law in four categories: electoral processes and transitions of government power; justice institutions; free media and trustworthy information; and youth engagement.

In the final stretch of the competition, finalists will be invited to showcase their projects this summer at the 2024 American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Chicago. Five winning projects will each receive a $20,000 cash prize and opportunities to network and build their global profile throughout the year.

This year’s finalists come from 23 countries on five continents. In addition to prizes for each of the four thematic categories, a special U.S. Building Trust award will go to the strongest U.S. project making an impact in one or more of the categories.

Explore the amazing work of the 2024 finalists in the category menu above.