Blog Posts

Open Government and Freedom of Information: Advancing the Global Conversation

Juan Carlos Botero & Alejandro Ponce | 05/08/2015

Our latest paper, Open Government and Freedom of Information: Advancing the Global Conversation, provides new contextual information for our recently-released WJP Open Government Index. The piece is...

Women’s Civic Participation Defies Expectations of Unequal Politics, but Still Requires Attention

WJP Staff | 04/01/2015

In early March, at the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN representatives, politicians, and civil society practitioners gathered to take stock of the progress made towards...

WJP Open Government Index 2015 Launches

WJP Staff | 03/25/2015

Today we are pleased to introduce the World Justice Project (WJP) Open Government Index™ 2015, the first effort to measure government openness based on the general public’s...

A New Way to Measure Open Government

Alejandro Ponce, WJP Chief Research Officer & Stephen Lurie, WJP Research and Scholarship Alumnus | 03/25/2015

At one time, rigorous measurement and data collection were largely unfamiliar concepts to the governance, development, and rule of law communities. It’s increasingly accepted, however, that...

Announcing the WJP Open Government Index

WJP Staff | 03/18/2015

On March 26th, the World Justice Project (WJP) will launch the WJP Open Government Index™ 2015, the first effort to measure government openness based on the general public’s perspective....

Upcoming: “The Rule of Law in Senegal”

WJP Staff | 03/06/2015

Update: For the most recent news and materials from our convening in Senegal, please visit: The World Justice Project will be in Dakar to convene...

Collaborative Solutions to Combat Trafficking in India

Radha Friedman | 03/04/2015

As we mark International Women’s Day on March 8th, we have the occasion to review the progress and setbacks for women’s rights around the world. The World Justice Project is honored to...

Advancing the Rule of Law in Indonesia

WJP Staff | 01/16/2015

The World Justice Project is pleased to be in Jarkata, Indonesia on 19-21 January, 2015, for a country workshop bringing together a wide range of invited stakeholders—including leaders from...

“Where’s My School Roof?”

Paul McCann | 01/15/2015

The Namati Justice Prize was createed to shine a light on the ways people find to secure justice. The World Justice Project is an institutional partner of the Namati Justice Prize. Bushenyi is a...

Post-2015 Development Agenda: UN Secretary-General Synthesis Report

WJP Staff | 12/12/2014

On December 4th, an advance, unedited version of the UN Secretary-General’s synthesis report on the post-2015 agenda was released: “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty,...

Spotlight on WJP Rule of Law Index Factor 2: Absence of Corruption

WJP Staff | 12/09/2014

Today, on International Anti-Corruption Day, we take a look back at our 2014 WJP Rule of Law Index corruption data.

RLRC Conference: What We Know and Don't Know About the Rule of Law

WJP Staff | 11/24/2014

The inaugural conference of the Rule of Law Research Consortium (RLRC) was held on October 31-November 1, 2014, at the University of Chicago Law School. In former professor Barack Obama's...

William C. Hubbard on the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

WJP Staff | 11/07/2014

William C. Hubbard, WJP board chair and current ABA president, authored an opinion piece in the Winnipeg Free Press yesterday marking the 25-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the...

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