World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2020 Global Launch
March 11, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Please note that in light of recent developments regarding COVID-19, the format of this event has been changed to webcast-only. We will take questions from the online audience during the Q&A on the YouTube livestream page.
As we enter a new decade, troubling developments around the rule of law continue to raise concerns for the future of fair and functioning societies. Since 2009, the World Justice Project (WJP) has documented these trends in its annual WJP Rule of Law Index, now covering 128 countries and jurisdictions in the new 2020 edition. Based on more than 130,000 household surveys and 4,000 legal practitioner and expert surveys worldwide, the 2020 Index provides citizens, governments, donors, businesses, and civil society organizations around the world with a comprehensive comparative analysis of countries’ adherence to universal rule of law principles.
Join USIP and the World Justice Project as we delve into the findings from the WJP Rule of Law Index 2020. WJP's chief research officer will review important insights and data trends from the report following keynote remarks from Sanjay Pradhan, chief executive officer of the Open Government Partnership. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the underlying factors behind the results, as well as the policy implications for those invested in strengthening the rule of law.
David Yang, introduction
Vice President, Applied Conflict Transformation, U.S. Institute of Peace
William Hubbard, introduction
Chairman of the Board of Directors, World Justice Project
Sanjay Pradhan, keynote
Chief Executive Officer, Open Government Partnership
Alejandro Ponce, report presentation
Chief Research Officer, World Justice Project
Elizabeth Andersen, panelist
Executive Director, World Justice Project
Maria Stephan, panelist
Director of Nonviolent Action, U.S. Institute of Peace
Margaret Lewis, panelist
Professor of Law, Seton Hall University
Philippe Leroux-Martin, moderator
Director for Governance, Justice and Security, U.S. Institute of Peace
Thanks to the following for their support of the 2020 WJP Rule of Law Index launch