Mainstreaming is an effort to make rule of law advancement as fundamental to the thinking and work of all professionals as it is to lawyers. The WJP encourages and engages non-legal professionals—from artists and doctors, to scientists and journalists—to view the world through the lens of the rule of law and to take action to strengthen the rule of law in their work and communities.
The WJP’s mainstreaming efforts include the World Justice Forum, action-oriented multidisciplinary regional meetings, and the Opportunity Fund.
The World Justice Forum is the largest international event hosted by the WJP and is a global gathering at which hundreds of prominent leaders froma variety of disciplines develop collaborative projectsto strengthen the rule of law.
The first and second World Justice Forums were held in Vienna, Austria in July 2008 and November 2009. In addition, the WJP has held nineregional multidisciplinary outreach meetings in Africa, AsiaPacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and the United States.
The WJP’s Opportunity Fund was established to provide seed grants to the programs conceived at these events and supportsrule of law initiatives all over the world, including: combatting corruption in engineering in Lebanon; ensuring compliance of environmental law in the Philippines; and using the media to improve women’s access to justice in Sierra Leone. To learn more about the Opportunity Fund, click here.