The World Justice Project® (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary
organization working to advance the rule of law around the world. 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
peace, opportunity, and equity—underpinning development, accountable
government, and respect for fundamental rights.
The World Justice Project engages citizens and leaders from across the globe
and from multiple work disciplines to advance the rule of law. Through Research and Scholarship,
the WJP Rule of Law
Index, and Engagement,
WJP seeks to increase public awareness about the foundational importance of the
rule of law,
stimulate policy reforms, and develop practical, on-the-ground programs that
enhance and extend the rule of law.
Founded by William H. Neukom in 2006 as a presidential initiative of the
American Bar Association (ABA), and with the initial support of 21 other
strategic partners, the World Justice Project transitioned into an independent
501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2009. Its offices are located in
Washington, DC, and Seattle, WA, USA.