Blog Posts

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...

Commentary: China After the Global Fund

Yanzhong Huang and Jia Ping | 04/24/2014

This post first appeared in a newsletter containing news, analysis and commentary articles produced by Aidspan about The Global Fund and related issues. The commentary appears in ...

Legal Rights on the Books and in Practice

Juan Carlos Botero | 04/21/2014

This post first appeared on the Council on Foreign Relation's Emerging Voices blog, featuring contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to...

Round Table: The Intersection of the Rule of Law and Sustainable Development

WJP Staff | 04/15/2014

“The WJP Rule of Law Index is a key contribution to the knowledge trust within the rule of law and economic fields.” – Scott Fulton, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., DC, Visiting...

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