Justice Rising Blog Archives: July, 2013

World Justice Forum IV Panel: Disaster Relief- Improving the Legal Framework

WJP Staff | 07/31/2013

The Disaster Relief Panel at the World Justice Forum IV examined challenges and possible solutions, as well as new instruments available for providing disaster victims with access to relief services...

India’s Landmark Right to Information Act Under Threat: Will it Still be World’s Largest Democracy Without Accountability?

Radha Friedman | 07/31/2013

India may be the world’s largest democracy, but it is still governed by a vast and powerful bureaucracy. For much of India’s history, that bureaucracy has been largely opaque and...

World Justice Forum IV Panel: New Technology

WJP Staff | 07/29/2013

The Technology panel at the World Justice Forum IV discussed the benefits and complications that accompany technological advances, and also explored what doors technology might open next....

Interview: Cameroon Healthcare Access Program

WJP Staff | 07/29/2013

At the World Justice Forum IV, Tarh Frambo, Country Director of the Global Citizen's Initiative in Cameroon, is interviewed by Radha Friedman, Director of Programs at the WJP, about the program he...

World Justice Forum IV Panel: Youth Leaders, Civil Society, and Accountability

WJP Staff | 07/26/2013

At the Youth Leaders panel at the World Justice Forum IV, panelists discussed the evolution of youth involvement in global affairs, investigated how large scale unemployment in youth populations...

World Justice Forum IV Panel: Ethical Supply Chains

WJP Staff | 07/25/2013

At the Ethical Supply Chains panel at the World Justice Forum IV, participants discussed the relationship between productive business and labor rights.   While international supply chains help...

World Justice Forum IV Panel: Competitive Advantage

WJP Staff | 07/24/2013

On July 11, the Competitive Advantage panel at the World Justice Forum IV explored rule of law factors that contribute to investor confidence, the impact of weak or non-existent rule of law on...

World Justice Forum IV Panel: Combatting Human Trafficking

WJP Staff | 07/23/2013

The Human Trafficking panel at the World Justice Forum IV explored initiatives from the corporate sector, international law enforcement, and state government to use the tools of the legal market to...

Monitoring the Trials: A Project of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights

Sopheap Chak | 07/17/2013

World Justice Forum IV participant Sopheap Chak introduces us to the Cambodia Center for Human Rights, an initiative working to cultivate the rule of law where it is struggling to take root. ...

Bridging the Gap: Enemies and Friends

Eva Steketee | 07/17/2013

Karen Tse is the CEO and founder of International Bridges to Justice (IBJ), whose mission is to provide legal representation for victims who are abused and tortured by the police. While serving as a...

Human Rights First: Repeal the 2001 Authorization of Military Force

Elisa Massimino | 07/11/2013

On May 23, President Obama gave a speech on counterterrorism in which he called for a winding down of the war that began in the wake of 9-11. To that end, he pledged to close the Guantanamo detention...

Mid-Week Update on World Justice Forum IV

WJP Staff | 07/11/2013

Who defines the rule of law? What can we do to strengthen it? And why should non-lawyers or judges care about it?    This week, 600-odd delegates from 120 countries arrived in The Hague to...

Presumed Guilty – The State of the Mexican Justice System

Layda Negrete and Roberto Hernandez | 07/10/2013

On July 10 2013, panelist Roberto Hernandez will discuss the ways in which specific artistic voices emerge in societies; how art can be used to educate people about their rights; the skills and...

Water and the Rule of Law: Changing Tides

John Oldfield | 07/10/2013

"What was once unavoidable--millions of deaths due to waterborne diseases--is now unacceptable" - John Oldfield, CEO WASH Advocates, Forum IV Speaker: Sustainable Water Solutions Safe...

As the Resolution Clearly States…

Stephen Golub | 07/10/2013

One Office, Two Worldviews  In the mid-1990s I had the opportunity to review the work of selected human rights monitoring missions across the globe, including in post-conflict Cambodia. As part...

It’s Legal, but Is It Ethical?

Jose Duran Guillen | 07/10/2013

What are our ultimate objectives in measuring the application of laws within the countries of the world? Objectives of the Rule of Law  1. For all peoples to live a better quality of life and to...

Access to Reproductive Health Services - Not Just a Women’s Issue

Dorothy Garcia | 07/10/2013

On July 9th 2013, the relationship between the status and rights of women, and the pervasive health issues were discussed on the panel titled "Access to Health: A Better Life for Woman and Girls...

Index Data Spotlight: Labor Rights around the Globe

Rule of Law Index Staff | 07/10/2013

In light of today’s World Justice Forum IV panel on ethical supply chains, this Index Data Spotlight highlights the situation of fundamental labor rights in countries around the globe.

Using Laws to Help Tackle HIV/AIDS Resonates Widely

Helen Clark | 07/10/2013

Laws which safeguard dignity, health, and justice are essential to effective HIV responses. This was one of the main messages of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, an...

Rule of Law Highlights: July

WJP Staff | 07/07/2013

A look around the world the world at the latest rule of law events in July.  1- 3 July: Lebanon to hold parliament session. The 17-month extension of the parliament mandate was mainly...