This week on Rule of Law Talk, WJP Chief Engagement Officer Ted Piccone is joined by Gerald Staberock, Secretary General of the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT). The OMCT is a coalition of nearly 300 organizations working against torture, summary executions, enforced disappearances and other forms of degrading treatment or punishment.
Rachel Kleinfeld is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the founding CEO of the Truman National Security Project. Her new book, A Savage Order, explores extreme violence in democracies: why it comes about, why it persists, and successful case studies for change.
This week on Rule of Law Talk, we discuss the state of the rule of law in Mexico, as well as the challenges and opportunities facing the new Mexican president: Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Robert Muggah joins us this week on Rule of Law Talk to discuss the state of the rule of law in Brazil and the impact of the recent election of Jair Bolsonaro.
Professor Rebecca Sandefur joins Rule of Law Talk to discuss access to civil justice: what that term means, what the research says about it, and how it can be improved.
In recent years, the world has witnessed a worrying pattern of many democracies shifting toward authoritarianism. In 2017, WJP’s Rule of Law Index saw a majority of countries decline in rule of law, particularly with respect to constraints on executive power and protection of fundamental rights. What can be done to protect constitutional democracies from countervailing authoritarian forces?