The World Justice Project

The World Justice Project® (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law worldwide. Effective rule of law reduces corruption, combats poverty and disease, and protects people from injustices large and small. It is the foundation for communities of justice, opportunity, and peace—underpinning development, accountable government, and respect for fundamental rights.


Traditionally, the rule of law has been viewed as the domain of lawyers and judges. But everyday issues of safety, rights, justice, and governance affect us all; everyone is a stakeholder in the rule of law.


Based on this, WJP’s mutually reinforcing lines of work employ a multi-disciplinary approach through original research and data, an active and global network, and practical, locally led programs to advance the rule of law worldwide. An independent nonprofit organization since 2009, WJP’s offices are located in Washington DC, Seattle, Singapore, and Mexico City. WJP’s evolving engagement strategy seeks to leverage existing and new partnerships from across multiple sectors to reach new audiences interested in the insights and best practices emerging from our research, convenings, and related activities.