The World Justice Project describes itself as “…an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law worldwide. It began as an initiative of the American Bar Association. Its Rule of Law Index analyses the rule of law performance of 126 countries, providing useful benchmarks for measuring the progress of reform initiatives. Now, its Global Insights on […]
At Justice Through Law our mission is to support law, justice and development through our communities of practice. Welcome to the beta version of our blog. Law, Justice and Development is at the Core of Our Justice Mission – Tell Us What You Think We will create an online community of practice to help justice […]
Our friend and colleague Alex Batesmith is a barrister with over 25 years experience in national and international criminal law, human rights, rule of law capacity building and transitional justice. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Liverpool’s School of Law and Social Justice. He has worked for many international development organizations.
Our colleague Lynn Sheehan is Deputy Director of Operations with the EU Advisory Mission in Ukraine. She writes from Kyiv with news of the High Anti-Corruption Court, a permanent body that completes a constellation of specialized anti-corruption bodies in the criminal justice chain.
The World Justice Project has been at the forefront of the effort to advance evidence-based analysis of access to justice issues. An Analytical Tool for Policy Makers Now, they have put some of their most important work on their Global Insights on Access to Justice portal. Would it help in your work to know how […]
Lawyers Needed in Assam Devex reports some staggering numbers in India’s state of Assam where 1.9 million people have been excluded from the final National Register of Citizens. 32.9 million people applied to be included on the list. Within the next four months the excluded will have to apply to a ‘Foreigners Tribunal’ to have […]
Namati will invest $45 million USD to accelerate justice around the world. It will work in close partnership with members of its network to take on three urgent issues – health justice, land and environmental justice, and citizenship justice – in six countries: Kenya, India, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, and the United States. Namati’s Global […]
If the plan you’re working on now is not your 300th or more, this might help a little.
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.
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.