Launch Announcement for the 2016 WJP Rule of Law IndexJoin us for the launch of the 2016 WJP Rule of Law Index® on October 20th in Washington DC at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 
 
Strengthening the rule of law is essential for anyone interested in advancing peace, equity, and opportunity. Measuring how well countries adhere to the rule of law in practice can be a first step in setting benchmarks, stimulating and guiding reforms, and deepening understanding and appreciation for its fundamental features.
 
The WJP Rule of Law Index is the world’s leading source for original data on the rule of law, relying on over 100,000 household and expert surveys to measure how the rule of law is experienced by ordinary people worldwide. The 2016 edition expands coverage to 113 countries and offers scores and rankings reflecting government openness and accountability, access to justice, corruption, human rights, security, and more.
 
Following an introduction of the latest Index findings, a panel will discuss the state of the rule of law worldwide—and why it matters to us all.
 
 
Welcome 
Daniel L. Foote
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement
 
Introduction to WJP 
William H. Neukom
Founder and CEO, World Justice Project
 
2016 WJP Rule of Law Index – Key Findings 
Alejandro Ponce
Chief Research Officer, World Justice Project
 

Panel Discussion 
 
Juan Carlos Botero
Executive Director, World Justice Project
 
Mondli Makhanya
Editor at Large, City Press & Former Chairman, South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF)
 
Marwan Muasher
Vice President for Studies and Director of the Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
 
Rachel Kleinfeld (Moderator)
Senior Associate, Democracy and Rule of Law Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
 
 
Livestream: The launch will be publicly livestreamed with opportunities for online viewers to participate. Visit www.worldjusticeproject.org/rule-of-law-index for details and instructions on launch day.

WJP Staff
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