WASHINGTON, DC (2 JUNE, 2015) – The World Justice Project (WJP) today released the WJP Rule of Law Index 2015, an annual report that measures how the rule of law is experienced by the general public in 102 countries worldwide.
On December 4th, an advance, unedited version of the UN Secretary-General’s synthesis report on the post-2015 agenda was released: “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet.” The report will be formally issued in the six official languages of the UN on December 31st.
On January 31st, 2018, the World Justice Project will launch the 9th edition of the WJP Rule of Law Index®. The launch event will take place in cooperation with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace at their headquarters in Washington DC.
On July 14, 2016, the World Justice Project was proud to attend the launch of the SDG16 Data Initiative, taking place in conjunction with the United Nation’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
On October 24 2015, Senegalese NGO CONAF – the National Committee for Literacy and Training – convened civil society representatives, public health practitioners, village chiefs, civil registry officials, and religious leaders at the launch ceremony for its program to improve women and children’s access to civil registry in the region of Diourbel.
Four new pilot programs to address key rule of law issues in Senegal—including corruption, access to information, and women and children’s rights—have been awarded seed grants through the World Justice Challenge.
The World Justice Project has awarded seed grants to five pilot programs led by local organizations in Indonesia. The programs address key challenges in adherence to the rule of law in Indonesia, including judicial corruption, access to government ID, women’s inheritance and property rights, forest-related land conflicts, and paralegal assistance in remote indigenous communities.
The Namati Justice Prize was created to shine a light on the ways people find to secure justice. The World Justice Project is an institutional partner of the Namati Justice Prize.
Bushenyi is a pretty, rural district in the south-west of Uganda known for its plantations of bananas and tea. It has 127 government-run primary schools. Not long ago one of them had a very embarrassed headmistress.
The inaugural conference of the Rule of Law Research Consortium (RLRC) was held on October 31-November 1, 2014, at the University of Chicago Law School. In former professor Barack Obama's favorite lecture hall, over 30 leading researchers from around the world came together to consider the state of the art on the rule of law, integrating theoretical and practical perspectives.
We are pleased to announce that WJP's World Justice Forum V will be held in London, 6-9 July 2015, in collaboration with King's College London. During the Forum, over 500 leaders from business, civil society, government, academia, the media, and more will gather to explore and share strategies for advancing the rule of law worldwide.