Blog Posts

Legal Rights on the Books and in Practice

Juan Carlos Botero | 04/21/2014

This post first appeared on the Council on Foreign Relation's Emerging Voices blog, featuring contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to...

Round Table: The Intersection of the Rule of Law and Sustainable Development

WJP Staff | 04/15/2014

“The WJP Rule of Law Index is a key contribution to the knowledge trust within the rule of law and economic fields.” – Scott Fulton, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., DC, Visiting...

Who Trusts Local Government?

WJP Staff | 04/14/2014

The New York Times editorial board called out New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday for breaking his promises to investigate corruption in the state’s politics. After shutting down the...

Announcing Our 2014 World Justice Challenge Grant Recipients

WJP Staff | 03/31/2014

Congratulations to our 2014 World Justice Challenge grantees! The World Justice Project has awarded seed grants to 15 startup initiatives including projects focused on advancing labor rights for...

World Justice Challenge Grantee Update: Cameroon Healthcare Access Program

WJP Staff | 03/26/2014

Healthcare may not be thought of as a rule of law issue, but when the right to free healthcare is violated by corruption, counterfeit medicines, or discrimination, innocent people suffer. A seed...

The Global Conversation

WJP Rule of Law Index 2014 | 03/20/2014

Since we released the WJP Rule of Law Index 2014 two weeks ago, on March 5th, our findings have been featured in over 20 languages—in more than 200 media outlets—worldwide. Following are...

Spotlight: WJP Grantees Advancing Women and Girl's Access to Justice

WJP Staff | 03/12/2014

In honor of International Women's Month, we are highlighting three programs incubated by the WJP that address the rights of women and girls. With seed grants and support from the WJP, these...

WJP Rule of Law Index: The Honorable Justice Hassan Bubacar Jallow

WJP Staff | 03/10/2014

"The Rule of Law Index provides guidance in an objective manner, as a universal standard for self-evaluation and assessment, and as a compass for steering our nations forward, in demand for...

WJP Rule of Law Index: Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

WJP Staff | 03/10/2014

"If you want to improve the rule of law, you need a way to measure it.

WJP Rule of Law Index: The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu

WJP Staff | 03/10/2014

"The rule of law matters to all of us, to the entire human family.

WJP Rule of Law Index: The Right Honorable Beverley McLachlin, P.C.

WJP Staff | 03/10/2014

"[The Rule of Law Index] is a tool that can bridge the gap between what we think we need and tell us how we can actually achieve it. And this applies to all countries, be they countries that...

WJP Rule of Law Index: Jenny S. Martinez, Stanford Law School

WJP Staff | 03/10/2014

"The Index is incredibly useful, not just for academic researchers, who might be interested in how to improve rule of law, but also for people who are working on the ground day to day in this...

WJP Rule of Law Index: Beatrice Mtetwa, Human Rights Lawyer

WJP Staff | 03/10/2014

"The universality of the rule of law cannot be overemphasized.

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