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 Rule of Law Index, now covering 128 countries and jurisdictions in the new 2020 edition. The 2020 Index provides citizens, governments, donors, businesses, and civil society organizations around the world with a comprehensive look comparing how these countries adhere to universal rule of law principles based on expert and household surveys.
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. 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.
Take part in the conversation on Twitter with #ROLIndex.
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
Distinguished Scholar, U.S. Institute of Peace
Executive Director, World Justice Project
Director of Nonviolent Action, U.S. Institute of Peace
Professor of Law, Seton Hall University
Philippe Leroux-Martin, moderator
Director for Governance, Justice and Security, U.S. Institute of Peace