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.

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Congratulations to Arturo Ángel, Paris Martínez, Daniela Rea, Yosune Chamizo Alberro, Rodrigo Crespo, and Jesús Santamaría, winners of the 2018 Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism!

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On October 9, 2018, at 10 a.m. local time (Central Daylight Time) in Mexico City, the World Justice Project will present the Mexican States Rule of Law Index 2018. Stream the launch online on our website, via Facebook Live, or on our YouTube.

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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?

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