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Three Moments That Gave Me Optimism for 2017

Radha Friedman | 01/06/2017

For many, 2016 was a tough year for the rule of law, peace, and equity. We saw war destroy lives in Syria and beyond, a migrant and refugee crisis in Europe, growing concerns about police...

World Justice Forum V: July 2017

WJP Staff | 12/20/2016

Save the Date: 10-13 July 2017, The Hague, Netherlands We are pleased to announce that WJP's World Justice Forum V will be held in The Hague, Netherlands, from 10-13 July 2017. During the...

2016 WJP Rule of Law Index Launch Event

WJP Staff | 10/11/2016

October 20, 2016 3:00 – 4:30 PM (EDT)  |  RSVP Livestream available here: http://worldjusticeproject.org/rule-of-law-index Location: Carnegie Endowment for International...

Legal Education in Afghanistan: A Vehicle for Justice Reform

Mohammad Mujeeb | 09/15/2016

Judicial reform, a critical pillar of Afghanistan’s reconstruction, has made little progress owing to the dysfunctional legal education system among other factors. Legal education institutions...

October 20 Launch Announced for WJP Rule of Law Index 2016

WJP Staff | 09/01/2016

(UPDATE: See launch event details here.) The World Justice Project is pleased to announce the newest edition of the WJP Rule of Law Index® will launch on October 20th, 2016.  An online...

Launch of the SDG16 Data Initiative

WJP Staff | 07/25/2016

On July 14, 2016, the World Justice Project was proud to attend the launch of the SDG16 Data Initiative, taking place in conjunction with the United Nation’s High-Level Political Forum on...

WJP Scholars Conference 2016

WJP Staff | 07/05/2016

On May 6-7, 2016, a distinguished group of leading academics and experts joined the World Justice Project for a two-day conference at Stanford Law School. The themes of the conference were organized...

Lewis Prize Award Winner Announced

WJP Staff | 05/05/2016

World Justice Project Announces Winner of 2016 WJP Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism Washington, DC (5 May 2016) – The World Justice Project (WJP) today announced the...

WJP Joins Governance Data Alliance

WJP Staff | 04/07/2016

Last month, the World Justice Project joined more than 20 organizations—including Results for Development Institute, Millennium Challenge Corporation - MCC, Hewlett Foundation,...

Breaking the Grass Ceiling: Women’s Soccer Team Demands Equal Wages

WJP Staff | 04/07/2016

Last week, several members of the U.S. women’s soccer team, the reigning World Cup and Olympic champions, filed a federal complaint charging the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) with wage...

Participlan: Bringing Back Human Rights as a Foundation for Urban Planning

Co-authored by the implementing partners of the Participlan program | Microenergía | 03/15/2016

2015 set a new record for displaced populations worldwide: 59.5 million people. Compared to the 24 million people displaced by the Second World War, today’s numbers lead governments to revisit...

Justice Reflections After Davos 2016

Sam Muller | 02/11/2016

Davos is casual. No tie or the feminine equivalent. It has the highest density of movers and shakers from all walks of life anywhere. That’s why the casual is so important: when you run into...

Alejandro Ponce Speaking at "The Rule of Law and Mexico's Energy Reform"

WJP Staff | 02/05/2016

On Feb 11, WJP chief research officer Alejandro Ponce will deliver the keynote address at "The Rule of Law and Mexico's Energy Reform," a conference at Rice University’s Baker...

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