Peter Chapman is a senior policy officer working on legal empowerment with the Open Society Justice Initiative. The Justice Initiative uses law to protect and empower people around the world, supporting the values and work of the Open Society Foundations. Prior to joining the Justice Initiative, Peter worked on governance and access to justice in Africa and East Asia with the World Bank’s Justice for the Poor program. He previously worked on legal empowerment and access to justice with the Carter Center in Liberia and the Public International Law & Policy Group in Uganda and Washington, D.C. Peter holds a Juris Doctor from the Washington College of Law, American University; a Master of Arts in international affairs from the School of International Service, American University; and a Bachelor of Arts in peace studies and political science from Colgate University. 

Peter Chapman will participate in the World Justice Forum working sessions Frontline Justice Services Providers and Community Paralegals: Elevating the Voice of the Field and Measuring Civil Justice to Improve Outcomes: Evolving Global and National Strategies.