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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...

SASANE Receives UNWTO Global Tourism Award

WJP Staff | 02/01/2016

On January 20, 2015, Samrakshak Samuha Nepal (SASANE) was awarded first place in the non-governmental category at the 12th annual UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism in Madrid,...

The Rule of Law Dimensions of the Refugee Crisis

Elizabeth Andersen and Sebastián Albuja | 12/23/2015

As the world marked International Migrants Day on December 18 with a worldwide candlelight vigil to commemorate migrants and refugees who perished this year, the United Nations High Commissioner for...

WJP 2016 Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism

WJP Staff | 12/22/2015

The World Justice Project is pleased to announce the inaugural WJP Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism. This annual competition has been created to acknowledge journalists from...

Human Rights Day 2015

WJP Staff | 12/09/2015

In honor of Human Rights Day on December 10, we take a look at Factor 4 of the WJP Rule of Law Index 2015: Fundamental Rights.  

Ministry and Local Mayor Affirm Commitment to Eradicating Unregistered Births in Senegal

WJP Staff | 11/25/2015

On October 24 2015, Senegalese NGO CONAF – the National Committee for Literacy and Training – convened civil society representatives, public health practitioners, village chiefs, civil...

WJP Annual Report

WJP Staff | 11/13/2015

Our annual report covering the World Justice Project’s efforts to advance the rule of law in 2014 is now available in the WJP publications library. Read up on our key progress for the year,...

The Rule of Law and Healthy Societies: New Research Shows a Correlation

WJP Staff | 11/09/2015

A new paper published by BMJ Open explores whether “the rule of law is a foundational determinant of health that underlies other socioeconomic, political and cultural factors that have been...

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