Simple presentation on the rule of law. We’re always on the lookout for clear presentations on the fundamentals. Here’s one from ABA ROLI on the rule of law. It’s simple and clear and useful. Critically, it makes clear that the rule of law is not the same as ‘law and order”, a mistake routinely made by development professionals. If you have a good presentation on a fundamental, please send it in. Watch
Bratislava March 2019: The European Parliament condemns the “continuous efforts of a growing number of EU member state governments to weaken the rule of law, the separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary”.
Canada’s Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner has found that the Prime Minister of Canada contravened Canada’s Conflict of Interest Act by interfering in a criminal prosecution. The story begins with allegations of fraud and corruption.
Legal empowerment thinking emphasizes the importance of building public awareness about law and what it can do. It suggests that rule of law projects should focus on providing justice services to people. Tangible benefits to communities help to prove that law works.