Working Groups are the core of the Compact and Forum and the primary way that we achieve our mission. Our goal is to have dynamic, strong working groups addressing the most pressing issues on rule of law and SDG 16.

We encourage working groups to be innovative and practical in developing their structure, methodology and outputs. Working group deliverables can include, but are not limited to, reports; training and capacity building; toolkits and handbooks; knowledge and information hubs; audio and visual media etc.

We also encourage a collaborative approach which incorporates perspectives from different legal traditions, jurisdictions, cultures, and practice areas.

Presently, the Compact & Forum has 4 active working groups. These working groups cover a diverse range of topics and present an opportunity for our members and partners to participate in the important work that the Compact has set out to do. Members of working groups are invited to collaborate and help shape the mission and vision of their working group to ensure its success and impact.

Our current working groups are:

To express your interest in joining any of our working groups or to propose a new working group, please get in touch with the Secretariat at