Rule of Law: As Aristotle said, "Law should govern." Articles & insights into the Rule of Law

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Rule of Law: Every person is subject to the law.


The Rule of Law, according to the World Justice Project, is comprised of 4 universal principles:

  1. Accountability
  2. Just Laws
  3. Open Government
  4. Accessible & Impartial Dispute Resolution

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:

Why is the Rule of Law Important? 4 Factors to Consider [Infographic]

The relationship between the rule of law, and social and economic development lead to some positive and major advances for every country.

eyeWitness to Atrocities App

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.

 3 Christmas presents that could be tainted by modern slavery

Consumers’ purchasing behavior is increasingly influenced by businesses’ ethical behavior.

Rule of Law: Introducing the Rule of Law Impact Tracker

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.

Why You Should Visit the 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.

How to Root Out Human Trafficking Risks in Your Supply Chain

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.

Strong risk of modern slavery in construction industry

There is a "strong risk" of modern slavery in the global construction sector and its material supply chains, according to a recent LexisNexis report.

LexisNexis CEO Mike Walsh on Advancing Rule of Law

“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).

Advancing the Rule of Law: An Attorney's Guide to Fighting Human Trafficking

“Slavery is everywhere, touching everyone in very tangible ways whether we see it or not.” 

Legal Structures Are Not Enough to Ensure a Just Society

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.

Law Day & the Rule of Law: How does one impact the other?

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.

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