Thursday, February 28, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EST)
United States Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
Join us in person or stream online at usip.org.
Last year, the World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index® showed that human rights and checks on government powers had weakened across the globe. Join us to learn what the latest data tells us about state of the rule of law worldwide in 2019.
The WJP Rule of Law Index 2019 is the latest report in an annual series measuring the rule on law based on the experiences and perceptions of the general public and in-country experts worldwide. The scores and rankings for the Index are derived from more than 120,000 household surveys and 3,800 expert surveys in 126 countries and jurisdictions. The Index is the most comprehensive data set of its kind and is the world’s leading source for original data on the rule of law.
At the event—in collaboration with the United States Institute of Peace—WJP’s chief research officer will review key insights and data trends from the 2019 report across the Index’s eight factors: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal Justice. Following presentation of the key findings, a panel will discuss the drivers behind the key trends and their policy implications.
Join us for this dynamic discussion of the WJP Rule of Law Index 2019 and to learn how the rule of law matters for the future of fair and functioning societies worldwide.