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?
In light of the U.S. Senate’s deliberations on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, Professor Jack Knight of Duke University and World Justice Project executive director Betsy Andersen discuss the United States’ process of judicial selection, the role it plays in ensuring accountability and independence, and compare the U.S. approach with other methods around the world.