Agenda-2022

Please see below for the developing agenda

Registration Opens

14:00 (CET)
In-Person

Welcoming Reception

17:00 (CET)
In-Person

In-person participants are invited to join an opening reception at the historic Kunstmuseum, including guided tours of special exhibits.

Location: Kunstmuseum, The Hague

Director for International Affairs at the City of The Hague (international city of peace and justice)

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Justice Expo

All Day
In-Person

The Justice Expo is an open space in the World Forum venue where practitioners and thought leaders from around the world share innovative and original content on justice and the rule of law.

Opening Plenary - The Global State of Rule of Law

09:00 - 10:00 (CET)
In-Person and Online

Rule of law around the world is declining. As seen in the most recent WJP Rule of Law Index, in 2021 more countries declined than improved in overall rule of law performance for the fourth consecutive year. This downward trend includes factors related to access to justice, government transparency, anti-discrimination protections, and civic participation. To address these critical challenges, rule of law leaders will share their insights on current justice and governance trends, setting the stage for the Forum’s action-oriented agenda.

Languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish
 

Coffee Break and Networking

10:00 - 10:30 (CET)
In-Person

Working Sessions 1: Data, Diagnosis, Scoping the Challenge

10:30 - 12:00 (CET)
In-Person and Online

These opening working sessions will explore effective techniques and timely debates related to data collection, monitoring, measurement, and analysis on the three main themes of the Forum - anti-corruption, equal rights and access to justice.

Lunch

12:00 - 13:00 (CET)
In-Person
12:00 - 13:00 (CET)
in-Person

In-person participants under 30 are invited to get to know each other over lunch. Come to the World Forum cafeteria, where there will be a dedicated space to eat and network with other young participants.

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Plenary - Realizing Tech for Good: Political, Legal, and Ethical Challenges

13:00 - 14:00 (CET)
In-Person and Online

Innovations in technology can help increase access to justice, promote transparency, and uphold equal rights protections. However, adopting new technologies also poses new and unanticipated dilemmas. This plenary conversation will feature perspectives on the cutting edge of reconciling the diffusion of digital technologies with ethics and the law.

Languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish

Director, Information Society - Action against Crime, Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe

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Executive Director of the Tech for Good Institute and Senior Fellow, Centre for Governance and Sustainability at the National University of Singapore

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Human Rights and Responsible Supply Chain Manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Plenary - Defining Challenges and Setting Priorities

14:00 - 15:00 (CET)
In-Person and Online

Charting the path forward to advance the rule of law requires utilizing data and evidence to understand the most promising and strategic avenues to devote our collective efforts. This plenary will feature a discussion between leading practitioners who are setting the agenda for accountable governance, people-centered justice, and more inclusive rights protections.

Languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish

Head of the Economic Analysis Sector of the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy in the European Commission

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Coffee Break and Networking

15:00 - 15:30 (CET)
In-Person

Working Sessions 2: Evidence-based Approaches: What Works

15:30 - 17:00 (CET)
In-Person and Online

The Power of Expression: Presentation of the WJP Rule of Law Award and a Celebration of Justice through the Arts

17:30 - 19:00 (CET)
In-Person and Online

Rule of Law Award

The World Justice Project Rule of Law Award recognizes extraordinary achievements by individuals and organizations to strengthen the rule of law in exemplary ways. This year’s award will go to a recipient working to counter disinformation to build trust and safeguard the rule of law.

Music and Dance Performance

This evening program will feature musicians from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, who have fled their homeland to protect their cultural heritage, and a performance by the Codarts Rotterdam dance troupe.

Languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish

 

Justice Expo

All Day
In-Person

The Justice Expo is an open space in the World Forum venue where practitioners and thought leaders from around the world share innovative and original content on justice and the rule of law.

Plenary - Identifying What Works

09:00 - 10:00 (CET)
In-Person and Online

What approaches are working to influence systemic change on access to justice, anti-corruption and equal rights? This plenary conversation will feature leaders from civil society, business, and the justice sector sharing success stories from their work and lessons learned for the rule of law movement.

Languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish

Coffee Break and Networking

10:00 - 10:30 (CET)
In-Person

World Justice Challenge Finalists Showcase

10:30 - 12:00 (CET)
In-Person and Online

The World Justice Challenge is a global competition to identify, recognize and promote good practices and high-impact projects and policies that protect and advance the rule of law. During this showcase, the 30 finalists from 26 countries will present their initiatives and field questions from Forum participants.

Languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish

Lunch

12:00 - 13:00 (CET)
In-Person
13:00 - 14:00 (CET)
in-Person

In-Person attendees traveling from or with special interest in Asia Pacific are invited to join a special networking session to discuss trends, challenges and opportunities in the region.

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Plenary - People-Centered Justice: How to Make it Happen Systematically?

13:00 - 14:00 (CET)
In-Person and Online

A concrete people-centered approach to justice programming is emerging. It brings sustainable solutions along with impressive social and economic benefits. Organized by The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL), the session will bring together important changemakers from several countries to discuss how national people-centered justice programs can work on the ground. Speakers to be announced.

Languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish

HagueTalks: Resilience: Stories of Women Standing Up for Justice

15:00 - 16:30 (CET)
In-Person and Online, Public

Women and girls are at the forefront of transformative action for justice, building a world that works better for everyone. Societies with higher levels of gender equality are also characterized by less deforestation and air pollution, lower levels of conflict, and improved health of communities. Despite this, women remain underrepresented in decision-making, and are often portrayed as passive victims of conflict and climate change rather than holders of diverse knowledge and skills. In this HagueTalks, three women on the frontlines for justice will tell their personal stories of defending freedom of speech, fighting climate injustice, and tackling gender-based violence.

Language: English

Working Sessions 3: Identifying What Works

15:00 - 16:30 (CET)
In-Person (hosted off-site by local partners in The Hague)

These sessions will be hosted on the premises of various Hague-based institutions to highlight solutions-oriented work to advance the rule of law by local organizations and global collaborators.

Municipality of The Hague Evening Reception

17:30+ (CET)
In-Person

Film and Music Program

19:30 (CET)
In-Person

Film and Music Program


Documentary Film Screening: Reasonable Doubt: A Tale of Two Kidnappings

A fender bender that turned into a kidnapping case leads documentary filmmaker Roberto Hernández to expose the truth behind Mexico's flawed justice system. Featuring Roberto Hernández, Director

Language: Film in Spanish with English subtitles; post-screening program in English


Musical Performance: Dear Erich: Justice Becomes Opera 

The discovery of nearly 200 letters written to the composer Ted Rosenthal’s father, a German refugee in Chicago, by Rosenthal’s grandmother, trapped by the Nazis, inspired a musical work that probes what happens when the Rule of Law fails.

Language: English


 

Justice Expo

All Day
In-Person

The Justice Expo is an open space in the World Forum venue where practitioners and thought leaders from around the world share innovative and original content on justice and the rule of law.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Legacy Keynote Conversation with Sherrilyn Ifill

09:00 - 10:00 (CET)
In-Person and Online

Sherrilyn Ifill is widely regarded as a visionary leader on racial justice and equality in the United States and has powerfully influenced national issues as a prolific scholar, advocate, and advisor. In this keynote interview, Ifill will be recognized in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg’s lifelong service to the causes of equality and rule of law and her many contributions to the World Justice Project’s mission and work. 

Languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish

Coffee Break and Networking

10:00 - 10:30 (CET)
In-Person

Working Sessions 4: Recommendations and Commitments

10:30 - 12:00 (CET)
In-Person and Online

Lunch

12:00 - 13:00 (CET)
In-Person

Plenary - Recommendations, Commitments, and Investments to Advance Justice and Rule of Law

13:00 - 14:00 (CET)
In-Person and Online

This conversation will highlight coordinated, strategic, and accountable commitments and investments needed to make progress on access to justice, anti-corruption and anti-discrimination. Speakers will discuss leading initiatives making a key difference and actions needed to move forward.

Languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

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Coffee Break and Networking

14:00 - 14:30 (CET)
In-Person

Working Sessions 5: Building Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for Change

14:30 - 16:00 (CET)
In-Person and Online

These final working sessions will feature forward-looking discussions on how governments, civil society, the justice sector, business, donors, and other diverse partners can collaborate to successfully address rule of law challenges.

World Justice Challenge Award Ceremony and Closing Plenary

16:15 - 17:30 (CET)
In-Person and Online

Five winning World Justice Challenge projects will be announced and awarded a $20,000 cash prize, followed by closing statements highlighting key priorities and actions for change.

Languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish

Farewell Reception

17:30+ (CET)
In-Person

Launch of the UNDP Justice Futures CoLab

10:00 - 11:30 (CET)
In-Person and Online

Organizer: United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

The Justice Futures CoLab launch will be the first initiative of UNDP’s 2022 Annual Meeting on Rule of Law and Human Rights. UNDP's Justice Futures CoLab explores new and future-oriented themes emerging within the evolving landscape of global justice. Guided by UNDP's commitment to people-centered justice, the CoLab aims to offer new guidance for practitioners, policy makers, thought leaders and present an innovative platform to exchange experiences on what works (and what doesn't) in the CoLab's areas of focus.

Language: English

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CET)
In-Person

World Justice Forum participants are invited to the office of the National Ombudsman in The Hague to learn about best practices and effective methods for dealing with citizen’s concerns. The National Ombudsman provides advice, conducts research, and provides referrals for disputes between citizens and government to ensure the interests of the citizen are always respected. On this visit the Children's Ombudsman and the Veteran’s Ombudsman will speak about their work and what they mean for these communities in the Netherlands. The National Ombudsman will deliver remarks about what access to justice means to their office and to citizens in practice.

Language: English

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Scaling Game-changers for People-Centered Justice

11:00 - 12:30 (CET)
Online

Organizer: The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL)

Bridging the access to justice gap requires a multi-stakeholder approach. To explore factors that contribute to scaling justice innovation, HiiL has identified seven categories of game-changing services that reimagine the way justice is delivered. They prioritize people’s needs and experiences and provide justice that is affordable, accessible, and easy to understand. To harness the operational understanding and measured impact of Game-changers, this side event will bring together international experts across sectors and geographies. It will build upon the critical success factors developed by HiiL in its recent set of Policy-Briefs and further the ongoing conversation on strengthening the enablers for making people-centered justice happen.

Language: English