Laura Neuman is the Senior Advisor to the Rule of Law Program at The Carter Center. She advises the implementation of the Center’s programming regarding transparency, good governance, and access to justice, including projects in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Neuman developed the innovative access to information legislation Implementation Assessment Tool and the Women and the Right of Access to Information programming. In 2018, she convened the “Inform Women, Transform Lives Conference,” which culminated with the Atlanta Declaration for the Advancement of Women’s Right of Access to Information and the development of the Inform Women, Transform Lives campaign, for which she leads the implementation in 24 global cities. Neuman has written articles, book chapters and guidebooks on the right of access to information, fostering transparency, and preventing corruption, and has presented at numerous international seminars and conferences. She has served as a consultant to the U.S. State Department, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank, among others. Prior to joining The Carter Center in August 1999, she was staff attorney for Senior Law at Legal Action of Wisconsin and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Laura Neuman will participate in the World Justice Forum working session Inform Women, Transform Lives: Cities Increasing Equitable Access to Municipal Services