The World Justice Forum 2022 took place Monday, May 30 – Friday, June 3, 2022, in The Hague, Netherlands and online.

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The global pandemic has underscored and exacerbated the lack of just, open, and accountable governance for all. As rule of law continues to deteriorate around the world, communities are falling further behind the ambitious goal to “leave no one behind,” as promised by the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by all governments in 2015. In particular, the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted long standing structural inequalities and governance weaknesses that threaten progress. If communities are to withstand the next shock and fulfill the promise of sustainable development for all, they must strengthen the foundational elements of the rule of law.

As we build fairer and healthier communities, we also need a comprehensive rule of law agenda that tackles the root causes of the failure to achieve equal rights and human dignity for all. Such a multi-faceted agenda would encompass: 1) guaranteeing fair and effective access to justice for all; 2) ensuring open and accountable government and combating the corruption that cheats people of basic necessities; and 3) protecting equal rights and eliminating systemic discrimination.

The 2022 World Justice Forum will convene hundreds of rule of law actors from around the world in The Hague and online for three days of agenda-setting, learning, and action on these pressing issues. Join us as we work to ensure the path of recovery from COVID-19 is just and that progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals remains on track. 


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World Justice Challenge

The World Justice Challenge 2022  is a global prize competition to identify, recognize, and promote good practices and high-impact projects and policies that protect and advance the rule of law.

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The World Justice Forum is the premier international event for the rule of law, convening hundreds of government, nongovernmental, and business leaders and experts from a broad spectrum of disciplines and geographies.


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