Justice Leader Willy Mutunga starring in VPRO documentary 'Justice for all'
A VPRO Tegenlicht documentary was made about building rule of law, in which Willy Mutunga features in his capacity as Chief Justice of Kenya and as member of the Justice Leadership Group. How to make justice more affordable and accessible for the people in Kenya, by creating a network of apps and juridicial volunteers. (Click here for the Dutch version and access in the Netherlands)
Blog at OpenDemocracy, 'From the politics of division to the politics of humanity' by Willy Mutunga
On 22 March 2017, the blog entitled: ‘From the Politics of Division to the Politics of Humanity’ by Willy Mutunga, was published on OpenDemocracy. “We must not give up on revolutionary optimism. It may get us some important concessions from neo-liberalism—and possibly much, much more.”
World Development Report 2017
Ineffective policies can persist, while potentially effective policies are often not adopted. The World Bank Group published ‘The World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law’ which explores why some policies fail to achieve desired outcomes and what makes other policies work.
Rule of Law Index 2016 - World Justice Project
The World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index is the world’s leading source for original, independent data on the rule of law. The 2016 edition expands coverage to 113 countries and jurisdictions (from 102 in 2015), relying on more than 110,000 household and expert surveys to measure how the rule of law is experienced and perceived in practical, everyday situations by the general public worldwide.
Rule of Law Guide for Politicians
HiiL and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Lund University, Sweden have produced a guide to the basic elements of the rule of law, geared towards politicians. Available in 15 different languages on the HiiL website.
Sustainable Development Goal 16
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Read more about SDG 16 on the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform.
Responsive and Responsible: Politically Smart Rule of Law Reform in Conflict and Fragile States
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) joined forces to put the role of politics at front and centre and examine how it can be included in rule of law practice. As a result, the report entitled: ‘Responsive and Responsible: Politically Smart Rule of Law Reform in Conflict and Fragile States’ by Richard Sannerholm, Shane Quinn and Andrea Rabus was published in 2016.
How to Scale ‘Justice Entrepreneurship’ and Improve Global Leadership
“It’s time for a new deal on justice. Responsible leadership involving government, business, and civil society can make it happen.” Read the article by Sam Muller published in the Huffington Post on 17 January 2017.
Judges who do their job are Africa's hope
“What is at stake in another continent? Correspondent Koert Lindijer looks at courageous judges who can get the corrupt political class into line.” Read the translated version of “Rechters die hun werk doen zijn Afrika’s beste hoop”, published in Dutch news paper NRC on 5 January 2017.
Courageous leadership is essential to protect the Rule of Law in Africa
Cheryl Frank, Programme Manager, Transnational Threats and International Crime Division, ISS Pretoria and Anton du Plessis, Deputy Executive Director, ISS, emphasize the importance of courageous leadership to protect the rule of law in Africa. “For the rule of law to work, much more is required than good legislation and functioning institutions of justice and accountability.”