An interesting article in The Economist puts the global trend that respect for the rule of law is in decline. This is not only the impression of anyone following current affairs, the trend is also backed by data of the annually compiled Rule of Law index of the World Justice Project (WJP).

Every year an estimated 1bn people encounter cases of injustice of which 70% will never see the problem resolved; some 30% will not feel sufficiently empowered even to seek a resolution.

In the article the Innovating Justice Fund, recently launched by Hiil and FOUNT, is featured as one of the initiatives to enlarge people’s access to justice.

Read the article

The pandemic has accelerated a global decline in the rule of law. But it has also brought some needed change to the way justice is administered.

(available for subscribers of The Economist)