Blog Posts

Can a Photo Change the Way You Think About the Rule of Law?

Radha Friedman | 08/21/2014

When you think of “the rule of law,” you probably don’t picture musicians working with lawyers to ensure their intellectual property rights, or health workers in Cameroon tackling...

In Memoriam: John Edwin Mroz

WJP Staff | 08/18/2014

We at the World Justice Project were saddened to learn of the passing of longstanding friend and Honorary Chair, John Edwin Mroz. Through his work as the founder of the EastWest Institute, he had an...

World Justice Forum V: 6-9 July 2015 at King's College London

WJP Staff | 08/06/2014

We are pleased to announce that WJP's World Justice Forum V will be held in London, 6-9 July 2015, hosted by King's College London. During the Forum, over 500 leaders from business, civil...

CHILE: A deeper insight

Maria Díaz | 06/16/2014

Chile has shown economic and political stability during the last twenty years, with high rates of economic growth, controlled inflation, low unemployment and global integration. At the...

Custody and Health Conditions in MENA Prisons: Double Jeopardy

Dr. Scander Soufi | 06/03/2014

Although some Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) regional prisons like “Roumieh” or “Wadi el- Natroun” have become famous after riots in Lebanon and the uprising in Egypt...

Street Law Zambia Facilitates Successful Teacher Training and Launch of Legal Education Curriculum

Street Law Zambia Staff | 05/21/2014

World Justice Challenge grantee Street Law Zambia (SLZ) updates us on a recent visit to Zambia, where they conducted teacher trainings and curriculum development. SLZ believes that...

HIV in the MENA Region: Health Laws and Behaviors

Dr. Scander Soufi | 05/21/2014

The Middle East and North Africa region is never far from the international trends headlines, but when it comes to some health issues, especially HIV and AIDS, it tends to take a back seat. HIV and...

Zimbabwe: Targeting of Human Rights Lawyer Provides Snapshot of More Sinister Trend

Jeffrey Smith | 05/14/2014

Just over two weeks ago, Zimbabwe’s Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana, a close ally of President Robert Mugabe, announced that the government intended to reopen its case against lawyer...

Announcing the WJP Rule of Law Research Consortium

WJP Staff | 05/07/2014

Engaging with rule of law issues invariably means grappling with big ideas from multiple perspectives. Because scholars from around the world approach rule of law from different vantage points and...

Commentary: Drug Trafficking and Abuse in Punjab

Dr. Kiran Bedi | 05/01/2014

I have been hearing and reading with great concern on the prevailing problem of drug trafficking and drug abuse in Punjab. As per ground reports it certainly has assumed very serious proportions to...

Design Thinking for Accountability: A New Community Justice System in Liberia Emerges from a Design-Thinking Approach.

Blair Glencorse | 04/30/2014

This post originally appeared at the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) on 28 April 2014. 

Getting Away with It: Majority Believe Corruption Will Go Unpunished

WJP Staff | 04/29/2014

The world is no stranger to images of private opulence paid for with public money. The sprawling private residences and lavish compounds of deposed national leaders have become a common sight,...

Supporting the Rule of Law in Latin America

Juan Carlos Botero | 04/25/2014

This article first appeared on the World Economic Forum blog on 3 April 2014.  Most economies in Latin America struggle with recurring problems in their institutional frameworks. The repeated...

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