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Justice and the Rule of Law Global Forum: Fostering Inclusive and Sustainable Development

June 25-26, 2024
Washington, D.C.
The World Bank

Justice institutions and the rule of law are vital to the achievement of the World Bank Group’s (WBG) mission to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity on a livable planet. Effective justice institutions underpin accountability and citizen confidence, safeguard investments and property rights, and stimulate economic growth, thereby laying the foundations for good governance and prosperous societies. Aware of this critical role, the WBG is calling for collective action to strengthen justice systems and the rule of law around the globe.

Based on this premise, the WBG will host the “Justice and the Rule of Law Global Forum: Fostering Inclusive and Sustainable Development” on June 25 and 26, 2024, at the WBG’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Forum aims to foster dialogue and collaboration within a broad ecosystem of stakeholders to reaffirm the role of justice and the rule of law as an essential element of development. The event will bring together over 200 participants from across the world, including senior government and judicial officials, WBG leadership, international and civil society organizations, private sector representatives, and academia.

The Forum will be hosted by the World Bank’s Governance Global Practice, and its Global Program on Justice and the Rule of Law. The Forum is co-hosted by the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ)International Development Law Organization (IDLO)Justice Action Coalition, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)Spanish Ministry of the Presidency, Justice, and Relations with ParliamentStanford Law School Legal Design LabUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP)United States Agency for International Development (USAID); and the World Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency.

An image with the logos of co-hosts for the Justice and Rule of Law 2024 event


  • DATES: June 25-26, 2024
  • LOCATION: World Bank Headquarters