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The Rule of Law, according to the World Justice Project, is comprised of 4 universal principles:
These 4 principals help define the Rule of Law, but there are deeper workings to the concept. For a deeper look at the Rule of Law, read these articles and insights:
The relationship between the rule of law, and social and economic development lead to some positive and major advances for every country.
This application allows video footage to be captured and stored in a way that is admissible in court. The application is particularly significant in that it helps shed light on human rights violations and those criminals responsible.
Consumers’ purchasing behavior is increasingly influenced by businesses’ ethical behavior.
TO FURTHER THE GOAL OF ADVANCING the rule of law around the world, LexisNexis Legal & Professional has launched a first-of-its-kind interactive rule of law awareness tool, the LexisNexis Rule of Law Impact Tracker.
According to the United Nations, an estimated 4 billion people live outside the umbrella protection of the rule of law and these people often struggle for basic, human rights.
The UN estimates that the number of slaves in the world today exceeds 20 million, and the U.S. State Department has said that 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders—including our own—every year.
There is a "strong risk" of modern slavery in the global construction sector and its material supply chains, according to a recent LexisNexis report.
“The rule of law provides the foundation for how we live, the freedoms we have, and the degree of security that we enjoy,” so said LexisNexis CEO Mike Walsh in a recent presentation to the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG).
“Slavery is everywhere, touching everyone in very tangible ways whether we see it or not.”
When I lived in Chicago, I had the opportunity to work with survivors of human trafficking. This was in the late 1990s and early 2000s when the State of Illinois did not have an anti-trafficking law, and it was also right before the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act was passed by Congress, creating a policy framework for us to understand what human trafficking is, how it effects people, and how we can help them and prosecute their perpetrators.
The notion of the “rule of law” stems from many traditions and continents and is intertwined with the evolution of the history of law itself.