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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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.

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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 episode two of Rule of Law Talk, Tom Ginsburg joins WJP executive director Betsy Andersen to talk about what can be done to preserve democracy around the world. His new book, "How to Save a Constitutional Democracy," examines current trends in democratic governance.

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August 4th, 2018: "America's Criminal Justice System: Essential for the Rule of Law." Chuck Rosenberg keynote; event featuring World Justice Project data and an expert panel exploring the intersection of rule of law and America’s criminal justice system.

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Women and girls still lag behind in basic legal protections, land and inheritance rights, access to education, health and reproductive rights, protection from violence and sexual harassment, and safe and fair workplaces.

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