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Aware Girls: Interview with Gulalai Ismail

WJP Staff | 10/15/2013

Gulalai Ismail set up Aware Girls at the mere age of 16 when she realized that women and girls needed a platform to voice their rights. It has been 10 years since the establishment of Aware Girls,...

International Day of the Girl Child Highlight: The GUERREIRASPROJECT

Caitlin D. Fisher | 10/11/2013

Team Leader of The GUERREIRASPROJECT (GP), Ms. Caitlin D. Fisher was a speaker on the “Sport and the Rule of Law” panel during World Justice Forum IV. Focusing on gender education and rights training...

An Interview with Dr. Isidore Starr, Father of Law-Related Education

Nathan Nanfelt | 10/08/2013

At the age of 101, Dr. Starr is a living legend. He has been a life-long advocate for law-related education, first integrating law into his high school civics class in 1934. Dr. Starr is a well-...

Land Rights and the Rule of Law: Making the Connection (Part 2 of 2)

Robert M. Buergenthal | 09/26/2013

(This concludes a two-part series on land rights and the rule of law, as shared with us by WJP Strategic Partner Landesa.) During my two decades of work as a promoter of good governance and the Rule...

Land Rights and the Rule of Law: Helping the Invisible (Part 1 of 2)

Robert M. Buergenthal | 09/25/2013

(Following is the first post in a two-part series on land rights and the rule of law, as shared with us by WJP Strategic Partner Landesa.) More than 17 million rural families—children, women...

World Justice Forum IV Keynote Conversation: Women Leadership in Rule of Law

WJP Staff | 09/19/2013

At World Justice Forum IV, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg moderated a discussion with esteemed panelists Former Chief Justice of Brazil, Ellen Gracie Northfleet, and Iranian human...

World Justice Forum IV Panel | Sustainable Water Solutions

WJP Staff | 09/18/2013

At World Justice Forum IV, moderator John Oldfield, CEO of WASH Advocates, led paneslists Gidon Bromberg (Director, Friends of the Earth Middle East, Israel); Anders Jagerskog (Director of KNowledge...

Does the Rule of Law Make You Happy?

WJP Staff | 09/17/2013

Last Monday, the UN released its second annual World Happiness Report. Encouragingly, the report showed that the world has overall become a slightly happier and more generous place over the past...

World Justice Forum IV | Opening Keynote Panel: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Importance of the Rule of Law

WJP Staff | 09/09/2013

On July 9, 2013, the World Justice Forum IV opened to a dynamic multidisciplinary panel featuring leaders from across disciplines, regions, and generations. Discussants spoke about how the rule of...

World Justice Forum IV: WJP Founder & CEO William H. Neukom Welcomes Participants to Forum IV

WJP Staff | 09/06/2013

"We've got a lot of work to do. It's good work. Let's get to it." - William H. Neukom, Founder & CEO, The World Justice Project

Rule of Law Highlights: September

WJP Staff | 09/05/2013

A look around the world at the latest rule of law events taking place in September: New round of Kosovo Dialogue A new round of  talks between the Republic of Serbia and the partially recognised...

An Overview on Legal Information Building and Sharing in the Arab World

Joyce Hakmeh | 08/29/2013

The excerpt below comes from our Innovations in Rule of Law - A Compilation of Concise Essays report produced by WJP and Hiil.

Tradition and the Rule of Law: Female Genital Cutting in Africa and the Middle East

Aisha Davis | 08/28/2013

The practice of female genital cutting, or female genital mutilation (FGC/M), has been in existence for centuries. Although oftentimes associated with Islam, the practice does not fall under Sharia...

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