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Governance & Accountability

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How Do We Measure Access to Justice? A Global Survey of Legal Needs Shows the Way

March 16, 2018 Peter Chapman, Alejandro Ponce

The World Justice Project’s new survey, Global Insights on Access to Justice, is the first of its kind to try to understand global access to civil, rather than criminal, justice.

Q&A: Defending Europeans’ Right to Protest

February 8, 2018

Research in Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans has confirmed what many people in the region know already: too many governments are using bureaucratic tricks—and brute force—to restrict the basic right to free speech.

Why Latin America Is a Hotbed of Political Innovation

February 1, 2018 Caio Tendolini

After years of authoritarian rule in many countries, a wave of political engagement is sweeping across Latin America, transforming the region into a seemingly bottomless reservoir of new ideas for modernizing democracy.