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World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2020 Global Launch

Livestream Event

March 11, 2020

United States Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037

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The World Justice Project Rule of Law Index® 2020 is the latest report in an annual series measuring how the rule of law is experienced and perceived based on global household and expert surveys. The 2020 edition will expand coverage to 128 countries and jurisdictions worldwide.

The Index is the world's leading source for original, independent data on the rule of law, measuring performance across eight primary factors: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal Justice.
 

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The World Justice Project lost two leading champions for our rule of law cause with the passing last week of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and William H. Gates, Sr., both Honorary Chairs of the Project. We were honored by their longstanding involvement in our work and commit ourselves to making the WJP a worthy part of their legacy. We share here our memories and tributes to their work. 

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This policy brief is part of a multidisciplinary initiative from the World Justice Project to expand knowledge of the relationship between public health and the rule of law, and to identify measures to tackle the twin crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rule of law where they intersect. 

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For the past twenty-six years of its post-Soviet history, Belarus, controlled by Alexander Lukashenko, has seen many affronts to justice and the rule of law – from politically motivated murders to routine falsifications of voting protocols and figures. The Belarusian political crisis capturing the world's attention today is part of a larger story in which key dimensions of the rule of law may help us understand the drivers of change.

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