Justice Rising Blog Archives: March, 2014

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...

World Justice Challenge Grantee Spotlight: Young in Prison (Colombia)

WJP Staff | 03/19/2014

Each year, thousands of children living on the streets of Bogotá, Colombia, are arrested and end up in juvenile detention centers. In 2013, with a seed grant from the World Justice Project, the Dutch...

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.

WJP Rule of Law Index: Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

WJP Staff | 03/10/2014

"[The WJP Rule of Law Index] is general; it is specific; it is rigorous but accessible.

WJP Rule of Law Index: Why is it Important to Measure the Rule of Law?

WJP Staff | 03/10/2014

To strengthen the rule of law in any country, we first need clarity about the fundamental features of the rule of law in order to evaluate it.  

On International Women’s Day, the World Justice Project Salutes Women Leaders in the Rule of Law

WJP Staff | 03/07/2014

At the World Justice Forum IV in The Hague on July 2013, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg moderated a Keynote Conversation: Women Leadership in Rule of Law with former Chief Justice of...

WJP Releases New Index and Interactive Data

WJP Staff | 03/06/2014

“Effective rule of law helps reduce corruption, alleviate poverty, improve public health and education, and protect people from injustices and dangers large and small. Wherever we come from,...