Blog Posts

The Business Case for Human Rights

Cherie Blair CBE | 02/11/2014

This year’s Davos rightly created some noise around the idea that businesses have an important role to play in protecting fundamental rights. A particular highlight was the publication of the B...

Beatrice Mtetwa: Victory in Zimbabwe's Courts, Work to be Done

Lorie Conway | 01/13/2014

Director and Producer Lorie Conway gives us an update on the path ahead for Beatrice, Zimbabwe, and for the documentary film Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law.  The film was screened at the...

Revolutions are People-Powered, Not Politically Driven

Irit Rosenblum | 01/13/2014

Legislators react. They don’t enact. A politician who declares a revolution is actually just announcing the phenomenon which he seeks to legislate can no longer be ignored. The real changes are...

15 Favorite Photos from 2013

WJP Staff | 12/31/2013

We tried to make this a "Top 10" list, but there were just toomany great photos. So, without further ado, here are ourfavorite 15 photos from 2013—just click on the photo belowto...

Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013

WJP Staff | 12/24/2013

As the year comes to a close, we look back at Justice Rising's top ten most popular blog posts of 2013. From the regulatory crisis in Bangladeshi factories to whether the rule of law indeed makes...

The WJP Global Conversation

December 18th Edition | 12/18/2013

What do we talk about when we talk about the rule of law? Issues of security, accountability, and justice—to name but a few—affect people from all walks of life and all corners of the...

Madiba: To Swim Against Powerful Tides

Mondli Makhanya | 12/11/2013

The news broke on Saturday evening. FW De Klerk had just announced that Nelson Mandela would be a free man on Sunday. Throughout the country there were spontaneous celebrations as the nation prepared...

In Memoriam: Nelson Mandela

William H. Neukom | 12/09/2013

In July 2013, the World Justice Project dedicated the World Justice Forum IV in The Hague to Nelson Mandela, a man who more than any embodied the values, principles and goals of the WJP.At the time...

Zurich to Dubai: Big Cities and the Rule of Law

Justice Ellen Gracie Northfleet | 12/04/2013

Urbanization is an inexorable trend of humanity. Human beings tend to congregate in always larger clusters and today’s megacities tend to grow in conurbations.

Putting Local Justice First in Liberia

Blair Glencorse and Anne Sophie Lambert | 11/18/2013

For many Liberians living in the low-income, high-density neighborhoods of Monrovia, life is a daily struggle. Land disputes, drug problems, domestic abuse, and a lack of basic services, among other...

Announcing the World Justice Challenge

WJP Staff | 11/05/2013

The World Justice Project (WJP) is pleased to announce the launch of the World Justice Challenge—an open competition designed to strengthen the rule of law. The competition provides an...

World Justice Forum IV Panel | Open Discussion with UN on Role of Rule of Law in Peace & Security, Development, and Human Rights

WJP Staff | 10/21/2013

At World Justice Forum IV, the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General lead a consultation with Forum participants for the purpose of informing the UN General Assembly on the views...

International Day of the Girl: Who's Missing?

Stephanie Ortoleva, esq | 10/15/2013

The United Nations designated October 11 as International Day of the Girl, with a focus on Education during the 2013 observance.  But as I read many well-written and strong feminist posts on...

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