World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2020 Global Launch

Livestream Event

March 11, 2020

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Now Webcast-Only

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.


Watch the Livestream Here


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 Andersenpanelist
Executive Director, World Justice Project

Maria Stephanpanelist
Director of Nonviolent Action, U.S. Institute of Peace

Margaret Lewispanelist
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