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ADVANCING THE RULE OF LAW
MIKE WALSH, CEO, LEXISNEXIS LEGAL & PROFESSIONAL
CONFERENCE OF WESTERN ATTORNEYS GENERAL
JULY 20...
AGENDA
• RULE OF LAW DEFINITION
• HOW RULE OF LAW IS MEASURED
• WHY IT’S IMPORTANT
• ACTIONS TO ADVANCE RULE OF LAW
2
RULE OF LAW
DEFINITION
3
RULE OF LAW: UNITED NATIONS DEFINITION
The rule of law is a principle of governance
in which all persons, institutions and...
COMPONENTS OF THE RULE OF LAW
5
TRANSPARENCY OF LAW
INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY
ACCESSIBLE LEGAL REMEDY
+
= THE RULE OF LAW
+
AL...
HONORABLE MARY ROBINSON
6
HOW RULE OF LAW
IS MEASURED
&
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT
7
WORLD JUSTICE PROJECT RULE OF LAW INDEX
8
WORLD JUSTICE PROJECT RULE OF LAW INDEX
DOCUMENTS ADHERENCE TO THE RULE OF LAW:
• 44 INDICATORS
• 8 CATEGORIES
• 100,000 C...
WORLD JUSTICE PROJECT RULE OF LAW INDEX
10
Denmark
Venezuela
11
Sources: Rule of Law Index (World Justice Project), GDP Per Capita (World Bank)
RULE OF LAW INDEX
GDP per
Capita
($1000s)
...
Sources: Rule of Law Index (World Justice Project), GDP Per Capita (World Bank)
RULE OF LAW INDEX
GDP per
Capita
($1000s)
...
Sources: Rule of Law Index (World Justice Project), GDP Per Capita (World Bank)
RULE OF LAW INDEX
GDP per
Capita
($1000s)
...
Sources: Rule of Law Index (World Justice Project), GDP Per Capita (World Bank)
RULE OF LAW INDEX
GDP per
Capita
($1000s)
...
LOWER CHILD MORTALITY
16
USA
300
1
3
10
30
100
Child Mortality
Deaths under age of 5
per 1,000 live births
(logarithmic sc...
LOWER HOMICIDE
17
USA
300
1
0.1
0.3
3
10
30
100
Number of
Homicides
Sources: Rule of Law Index (World Justice Project), Nu...
LOWER CORRUPTION
18
Corruption
Index Factors
USA
Sources: Rule of Law Index (World Justice Project), Corruption Index (Wor...
HIGHER LIFE EXPECTANCY
19
Life
Expectancy
(Age in Years)
USA
Sources: Rule of Law Index (World Justice Project), Life Expe...
WORLD JUSTICE PROJECT RULE OF LAW
COUNTRY RANKINGS
20
Sources: Rule of Law Index (World Justice Project)
HOW RULE OF LAW
IS MEASURED
&
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT
21
RULE OF LAW IS VITAL FOR BUSINESS
• PROTECTION OF PROPERTY RIGHTS & CONTRACTS
• RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES
• LOWERS LEVELS OF ...
23
WHAT ACTIONS CAN
BUSINESS TAKE?
BUSINESS FOR THE RULE OF LAW (B4ROL)
24
5 WAYS BUSINESS CAN SUPPORT THE RULE OF LAW
ENSURING ACCOUNTABILITY
PROVIDING CERTAINTY
PROMOTING EQUALITY
PROTECTING HUMA...
26
B4ROL
EXAMPLES
AUTOMATED BIRTH REGISTRATION IN UGANDA
27
OUR RULE OF LAW JOURNEY
28
ACCESS TO JUSTICE WITH TECHNOLOGY
29
STATE ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING LAWS
30
Polaris Project : Annual State Human Trafficking Law Ratings 2011, 2015
Polaris Proje...
TECH 4 LAND RIGHTS
Aung San Suu Kyi
Chairperson and General Secretary of the
National League for Democracy, Myanmar
Gaythr...
CWAG ALLIANCE PARTNERSHIP
32
ADVANCING RULE OF LAW IN HAWAII
33
COMBATTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN FLORIDA
34
35
36
NATIONS WILL PROSPER
37
NEIGHBORHOODS WILL BE SAFER
NATIONS WILL PROSPER
38
NATIONS WILL PROSPER
CHILDREN WILL BE SAVED
NEIGHBORHOODS WILL BE SAFER
NATIONS WILL PROSPER
CHILDREN WILL BE SAVED
NEIGHBORHOODS WILL BE SAFER
39
PEOPLE WILL LIVE LONGER
NEXT STEPS
• BUILD AWARENESS
• CONTINUE STRONG LEADERSHIP
• SUPPORT UN GLOBAL COMPACT & B4ROL
• REVIEW B4ROL FRAMEWORK
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Mike Walsh, LexisNexis CEO, on Advancing the Rule of Law: Conference of Western Attorneys General Annual Meeting

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Mike Walsh, LexisNexis CEO, spoke about advancing the rule of law at the annual Conference of Western Attorneys General in Maui. You can view a transcript of the presentation at http://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/about-us/media/press-release.page?id=1437403241345916&y=2015

AGENDA
•RULE OF LAW DEFINITION
•HOW RULE OF LAW IS MEASURED
•WHY IT’S IMPORTANT
•ACTIONS TO ADVANCE RULE OF LAW

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Mike Walsh, LexisNexis CEO, on Advancing the Rule of Law: Conference of Western Attorneys General Annual Meeting

  1. 1. ADVANCING THE RULE OF LAW MIKE WALSH, CEO, LEXISNEXIS LEGAL & PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE OF WESTERN ATTORNEYS GENERAL JULY 20, 2015
  2. 2. AGENDA • RULE OF LAW DEFINITION • HOW RULE OF LAW IS MEASURED • WHY IT’S IMPORTANT • ACTIONS TO ADVANCE RULE OF LAW 2
  3. 3. RULE OF LAW DEFINITION 3
  4. 4. RULE OF LAW: UNITED NATIONS DEFINITION The rule of law is a principle of governance in which all persons, institutions and entities, public and private, including the State itself, are accountable to laws that are publicly promulgated, equally enforced and independently adjudicated, and which are consistent with international human rights norms and standards. “ ” 4
  5. 5. COMPONENTS OF THE RULE OF LAW 5 TRANSPARENCY OF LAW INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY ACCESSIBLE LEGAL REMEDY + = THE RULE OF LAW + ALL ARE EQUAL UNDER THE LAW +
  6. 6. HONORABLE MARY ROBINSON 6
  7. 7. HOW RULE OF LAW IS MEASURED & WHY IT’S IMPORTANT 7
  8. 8. WORLD JUSTICE PROJECT RULE OF LAW INDEX 8
  9. 9. WORLD JUSTICE PROJECT RULE OF LAW INDEX DOCUMENTS ADHERENCE TO THE RULE OF LAW: • 44 INDICATORS • 8 CATEGORIES • 100,000 CITIZEN & EXPERT INTERVIEWS 9
  10. 10. WORLD JUSTICE PROJECT RULE OF LAW INDEX 10 Denmark Venezuela
  11. 11. 11
  12. 12. Sources: Rule of Law Index (World Justice Project), GDP Per Capita (World Bank) RULE OF LAW INDEX GDP per Capita ($1000s) GDP PER CAPITA & RULE OF LAW 12
  13. 13. Sources: Rule of Law Index (World Justice Project), GDP Per Capita (World Bank) RULE OF LAW INDEX GDP per Capita ($1000s) GDP PER CAPITA & RULE OF LAW 13 Afghanistan Cambodia Pakistan Zimbabwe
  14. 14. Sources: Rule of Law Index (World Justice Project), GDP Per Capita (World Bank) RULE OF LAW INDEX GDP per Capita ($1000s) GDP PER CAPITA & RULE OF LAW 14 Spain UK France Germany Sweden Japan Australia Singapore Denmark Norway
  15. 15. Sources: Rule of Law Index (World Justice Project), GDP Per Capita (World Bank) RULE OF LAW INDEX GDP per Capita ($1000s) GDP PER CAPITA & RULE OF LAW 15 USA CHINA
  16. 16. LOWER CHILD MORTALITY 16 USA 300 1 3 10 30 100 Child Mortality Deaths under age of 5 per 1,000 live births (logarithmic scale) Sources: Rule of Law Index (World Justice Project), Child Mortality (World Bank) RULE OF LAW INDEX
  17. 17. LOWER HOMICIDE 17 USA 300 1 0.1 0.3 3 10 30 100 Number of Homicides Sources: Rule of Law Index (World Justice Project), Number of Homicides per 100,000 people (World Bank) per 100,000 (logarithmic scale) RULE OF LAW INDEX
  18. 18. LOWER CORRUPTION 18 Corruption Index Factors USA Sources: Rule of Law Index (World Justice Project), Corruption Index (World Transparency International) 0 (highly corrupt) 100 (very clean) RULE OF LAW INDEX
  19. 19. HIGHER LIFE EXPECTANCY 19 Life Expectancy (Age in Years) USA Sources: Rule of Law Index (World Justice Project), Life Expectancy at Birth (World Bank) RULE OF LAW INDEX
  20. 20. WORLD JUSTICE PROJECT RULE OF LAW COUNTRY RANKINGS 20 Sources: Rule of Law Index (World Justice Project)
  21. 21. HOW RULE OF LAW IS MEASURED & WHY IT’S IMPORTANT 21
  22. 22. RULE OF LAW IS VITAL FOR BUSINESS • PROTECTION OF PROPERTY RIGHTS & CONTRACTS • RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES • LOWERS LEVELS OF CORRUPTION & BRIBERY • FOSTERS INSTITUTIONS THAT SUPPORT GOOD GOVERNANCE • ENSURES LEGAL IDENTITY & EMPOWERMENT 22
  23. 23. 23 WHAT ACTIONS CAN BUSINESS TAKE?
  24. 24. BUSINESS FOR THE RULE OF LAW (B4ROL) 24
  25. 25. 5 WAYS BUSINESS CAN SUPPORT THE RULE OF LAW ENSURING ACCOUNTABILITY PROVIDING CERTAINTY PROMOTING EQUALITY PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS SUPPORTING ACCESS TO JUSTICE 1 2 3 4 5 25
  26. 26. 26 B4ROL EXAMPLES
  27. 27. AUTOMATED BIRTH REGISTRATION IN UGANDA 27
  28. 28. OUR RULE OF LAW JOURNEY 28
  29. 29. ACCESS TO JUSTICE WITH TECHNOLOGY 29
  30. 30. STATE ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING LAWS 30 Polaris Project : Annual State Human Trafficking Law Ratings 2011, 2015 Polaris Project: Breakdown of 50 State Ratings 2011 2015 Excellent 41 Fair 1 Good 8 Poor 9 Excellent 11 Good 16 Fair 14
  31. 31. TECH 4 LAND RIGHTS Aung San Suu Kyi Chairperson and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy, Myanmar Gaythri Raman Rule of Law in Emerging Markets, LexisNexis Legal & Professional 31
  32. 32. CWAG ALLIANCE PARTNERSHIP 32
  33. 33. ADVANCING RULE OF LAW IN HAWAII 33
  34. 34. COMBATTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN FLORIDA 34
  35. 35. 35
  36. 36. 36 NATIONS WILL PROSPER
  37. 37. 37 NEIGHBORHOODS WILL BE SAFER NATIONS WILL PROSPER
  38. 38. 38 NATIONS WILL PROSPER CHILDREN WILL BE SAVED NEIGHBORHOODS WILL BE SAFER
  39. 39. NATIONS WILL PROSPER CHILDREN WILL BE SAVED NEIGHBORHOODS WILL BE SAFER 39 PEOPLE WILL LIVE LONGER
  40. 40. NEXT STEPS • BUILD AWARENESS • CONTINUE STRONG LEADERSHIP • SUPPORT UN GLOBAL COMPACT & B4ROL • REVIEW B4ROL FRAMEWORK 40
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