Blog Posts

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...

Who Trusts Local Government?

WJP Staff | 04/14/2014

The New York Times editorial board called out New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday for breaking his promises to investigate corruption in the state’s politics. After shutting down the...

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...

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