International Development Law Organization


May 30 - June 3, 2022  | The Hague, Netherlands & Online

The premier international event for the rule of law

As the only global intergovernmental organization exclusively devoted to promoting the rule of law to advance peace and sustainable development, IDLO is pleased to be a co-producing partner of the World Justice Forum 2022, alongside the World Justice Project, CIVICUS, HiiL, Pathfinders, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands.

The World Justice Forum 2022: Building More Just Communities will explore the root causes of our global rule of law crisis through three days of agenda setting, learning, and action focused on three intersecting themes:

  • Access to justice
  • Anti-corruption and open government
  • Equal rights and non-discrimination

This year, the Forum will return to The Hague, the international city of peace and justice, where IDLO has longstanding engagement with the rule of law community.

Join us 30 May–3 June, in person and online, to build a global movement for justice and the rule of law.



How to find IDLO at the Forum

If you are attending the World Justice Forum 2022, please look for our table at the Justice Expo, keep in touch via Twitter or follow any of the events where IDLO is a contributor or co-host:

World Justice Challenge

IDLO Director-General Jan Beagle is pleased to be a judge of the World Justice Challenge 2022. For more information on the World Justice Challenge finalists, please see here. The World Justice Challenge Award Ceremony will take place on 2 June; for more information, please see the Forum agenda here.

Plenary Session on Recommendations, Commitments, and Investments to Advance Justice and the Rule of Law

On 2 June, IDLO Director-General Jan Beagle will moderate a plenary panel discussion exploring recommendations, commitments, and investments to accelerate action on achieving justice for all in line with Sustainable Development Goal 16. For more information on the panel, please see the Forum agenda here.

Working Session on People-Centred Innovations in Community Justice

On 31 May, IDLO will host a working session that will bring together leaders at the centre of community-based justice innovations to showcase innovations, exchange experiences and build new partnerships. The innovations featured will draw on IDLO’s global work on access to justice in Honduras, the Sahel, Somalia, and Uganda. More information is available here.

Working Session on Customary and Informal Pathways to People-Centred Justice: What Works

On 2 June, IDLO is co-hosting (with other members of the Working Group on Customary and Informal Justice and SDG16+) a working session intended to foster dialogue between diverse stakeholders on practical ways to engage customary and informal justice actors in building people-centred justice systems. More information is available here.