Role of Judiciaries to Uphold the Rule of Law
Webinar in collaboration with the World Justice Project (WJP)
Date: To be confirmed
Promoting the rule of law and ensuring equal access to justice for all are some key targets of SDG 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions. Hence, to bring about holistic development, it imperative for countries and relevant institutions to address the prevailing justice gap.
This webinar would be an opportunity to engage with the World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2020, a leading source of independent data on the rule of law. It relies on household surveys and opinions of legal practitioners from 128 countries and jurisdictions to understand how the rule of law is experienced and perceived worldwide. In conducting the analysis, the Index stresses on eight factors including Criminal Justice, Civil Justice and Regulatory Enforcement. Top-performing countries in the region like Malaysia have recorded significant improvement and score above the global average on these justice factors. This highlights the role of judiciaries on this subject. Hence, the webinar will hold a discussion on ways to develop court excellence in the region, as a means to uphold the rule of law and improve access to justice for all.
 “WJP Rule of Law Index 2020: Global Press Release”, World Justice Project, 11 March 2020