Citizenship

The Chubb Rule of Law Fund

Chubb is committed to advancing the rule of law by supporting organizations focused on building and strengthening legal institutions. The Rule of Law Fund was founded and is operated by Chubb lawyers.

Fund Scope and Objectives

The Fund is global in scope and focuses on projects which:

  • Support the judiciary in emerging markets
  • Help develop and draft laws where not yet existent (e.g. to deal with emerging problems)
  • Ensure fair and proper access within governmental bodies, for dispute resolution and/or truth and reconciliation commissions
  • Systemically combat corruption
  • Systemically combat cybercrime, terrorism financing, money laundering, human trafficking and other cross-border crimes
  • Provide systematic access to legal advice

Chubb is proud to have had its unique Rule of Law Fund showcased as a model for other global companies by the UN Global Compact’s Business for the Rule of Law Framework.

Recent Fund-supported projects in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and the U.S. have focused on helping incarcerated youths, the poor, victims of violent political conflicts and refugees, and combating transnational organized crime and corruption within the legal profession.

Juvenile Law Center

A key area of focus for the Chubb Rule of Law Fund is ensuring that young people facing extended incarceration have adequate access to justice; we’re especially proud to support the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia, whose mission is to advocate for rights, dignity, equity and opportunity for youth in the child welfare and justice systems. Last year alone, the JLC handled more than 100 legal cases and led 30 legislative initiatives.

The Center is particularly concerned on combatting the practice of placing incarcerated children in solitary confinement. Although the U.S. Justice Department has banned the practice in federal prisons, it continues in many American states and localities.

Working for Juvenile Justice
Youth Solitary Confinement

Learn first-hand about the impact of juvenile solitary confinement as Alyssa and Vidal tell their stories.

Chubb Rule of Law Fund Annual Report

The Chubb Rule of Law Fund has supported projects in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and the U.S. focused on helping incarcerated youths, the poor, victims of violent political conflicts and refugees, and combating transnational organized crime and corruption within the legal profession.

Read more about the impact of the fund in The Chubb Rule of Law Fund Annual Report

“I continue to be impressed with the passion and dedication of our legal group around the world. Their devotion to combating global corruption and advocating for human rights is truly inspiring. Nothing exemplifies our understanding of the practice of law as a vocation with society-wide responsibilities as much as the Chubb Rule of Law Fund.”

– Joseph Wayland, General Counsel Chubb Limited; Executive Vice President Chubb Group