World Justice Project: World Justice Challenge 2021 – Advancing the Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis

The World Justice Challenge 2021: Advancing the Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis 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 in this time of unprecedented crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic strikes in the midst of a global rule of law crisis in which respect for key principles of good governance has been eroding in many countries for a number of years. Identifying and promoting good practices and promising approaches are essential to addressing the crisis’ underlying governance challenges, supporting an effective recovery process, and building back better rule of law based societies.

The Challenge is to protect the rule of law from urgent threats generated by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and to recover and rebuild the rule of law over the long term. The goal is to support and accelerate the dissemination of high-quality rule of law projects and policies, and encourage their uptake by policymakers and rule of law stakeholders. Applications are accepted under four themes:

  • Access to justice for all
  • Accountable governance
  • Anti-corruption and open governmentFundamental rights and non-discrimination

Amount: Six awards of $20,000 each will be made.

Eligibility: The competition is multidisciplinary and open to all individuals, organizations, and entities, including: civil society, non-profits, social entrepreneurs, national and multilateral government agencies, local government bodies, businesses/private sector enterprises, and law firms from any country in the world. Collaborative, multi-organizational entries are accepted. Applicants may submit up to two entries.

Deadline: December 11, 2020

Resource Information
Funder World Justice Project
Eligibility No Restriction
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Sector Advocacy/Social Justice, COVID-19 Emergency Response
Grant Amount $20,000
Deadline December 11, 2020