Justice Rising Blog Archives: October, 2012

Body Blows to the Rule of Law from the President and the JSC

Paul Hoffman | 10/31/2012

It is a bad week for the rule of law in South Africa when in the space of two days President Zuma and the Judicial Service Commission both reveal that they have scant regard for their respective...

Five Strategies Towards Basic Justice Care for Everyone

Maurits Barendrecht | 10/31/2012

Ensuring the rule of law means people have access to justice. In a recent report, HiiL and its network of rule of law experts and innovators reviewed the state of the art. Legal needs research...

In the Eye of the Storm: Developments in International Disaster Law

Kristen Boon | 10/30/2012

For those of us in the direct line of Hurricane Sandy, it seems appropriate to highlight recent developments in international disaster law.

Task Force on Asean Migrant Workers: Making Advocacy Work

Sinapan Samydorai | 10/29/2012

The rights of migrant workers have become one of the defining human rights issues in Southeast Asia, as the number of workers on the move has risen dramatically in recent decades.

The End is Night: Towards an OHADA Code/Guideline on Corporate Governance

Enga Kameni | 10/28/2012

Corporate governance has become a catchword in many legal systems, the more so today than ever before. Corporate and accounting frauds coupled with general dissatisfaction by shareholders on the ways...

A New Kind of Rule of Law

Sam Muller | 10/28/2012

I would like to explore a new rule of law with you. A funny one. One that could confront you in the future (but you won’t know that until that future is there).

ROL and the Hope of Generations: Personal Reflections on Meaning, Relevance and Importance

Glenford D Howe | 10/27/2012

As a young child growing up in the Caribbean I enjoyed the benefits of the rule of law without any consciousness or awareness of its existence.  I enjoyed all the joys and happiness of a young...

UN Strengthens Right to Legal Aid

Jennifer Smith | 10/27/2012

Recognizing that legal aid “is an essential element of a fair, humane and efficient criminal justice system that is based on the rule of law,” the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and...

Improving Environmental Governance

Scott Fulton with Steve Wolfson | 10/25/2012

Last summer I addressed the World Justice Forum on the importance of effective environmental governance; this was part of a robust conversation about the rule of law and its role in governance....

Interface for Justice

Frank Richardson | 10/24/2012

Disappointed by the paucity of open and free discussion at the World Justice Forum in Barcelona last year, I greatly welcome this WJP blog and its online rule-of-law community. Discourse on the rule...

Sex Trafficking in Japan

Shihoko Fujiwara | 10/22/2012

Polaris Project Japan has been working to help victims of sex trafficking in Japan for the past eight years. The people served are primarily women and children, both foreign and Japanese nationals....

What is the Rule of Law?

Murtaza Jaffer | 10/21/2012

In my corner of the bush, the term ‘rule of law’ is acquiring popular coinage. Like its predecessors, “human rights and democracy”, “corruption and good governance...

Arts, Culture and the Rule of Law

Jeff Aresty | 10/21/2012

Rule of law is, at its core, founded in respect of our fellow human beings.

Constitutional Judgment Reaffirms the Significance of Bolivia’s Indigenous Rights

Carla García Zendejas | 10/21/2012

On June 18 of 2012 the Plurinational Constitutional Tribunal (TCP) in Bolivia issued a ruling[i] which many had hoped would resolve an ongoing situation of violent social conflict which has...

Importance of Cyber Security

Mona Al-achkar Jabbour | 10/21/2012

Cyber space is the domain generated from the interconnection between computers and telecommunication networks in order to store, modify, and exchange data via networked systems and associated...

Change in the Slow Lane: Building Public Interest Law in China

Edwin Rekosh | 10/21/2012

PILnet has been working to build public interest law in China for almost ten years. It’s been a fascinating period of our history, one that has taught us much about the virtues of patience and...

The Constitution of India is a Holy Cow

Jhelum Chowdhury | 10/21/2012

The Constitution of India is the longest written constitution of any sovereign state in the world. In spite of the verbosity of its constitution, that sovereign state is home to the world’s...

World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability

Hans Corell | 10/21/2012

On 17-20 June 2012, the World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability took place in Brazil. The Congress was organized by the Secretariat of the United Nations...

Event Highlight: 2011 Global Report on Refugee Trends

Bethany McGann | 10/20/2012

Event Title: 2011 Global Report on Refugee Trends  Location: National Press Club Date: 20 June 2012 Organization: UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Speakers: Khaled Hosseini, Author, UNHCR...