The Rule of Law
In its simplest form, the rule of law means that “no one is above the law.” It is the foundation for the development of peaceful, equitable and prosperous societies. For the rule of law to be effective, there must be equality under the law, transparency of law, an independent judiciary and access to legal remedy. Yet, about 57% of the world’s population lives outside the shelter of the law. That’s five billion people struggling for basic, human rights on a daily basis.
Our purpose is to advance the rule of law around the world. Publishing laws and enabling access to justice is at our core. Each time we document a case, release a decision tool or support the development of a legal infrastructure, we’re working to expand the umbrella protection of the rule of law.
LexisNexis® Rule of Law Foundation is the not-for-profit entity established by LexisNexis Legal & Professional to further activate its mission to advance the rule of law around the world. It is committed to solving problems related to transparency, access to legal remedy, equal treatment under the law and independent judiciaries using core skills and partnerships to further the rule of law.
Work in the rule of law is in collaboration with customers in legal, corporate, government, accounting, tax and academic institutions in more than 175 countries, which rely on us to deliver improved outcomes by helping them make better decisions, achieve better results and be more productive.
Tech 4 Land Rights
Imagine this: for generations, your family has worked its land. But you have no legal documents to prove that it is yours. Gaythri Raman and Ian Koenig are exploring new ways to bring together technology and the law to establish land rights in developing nations.
ABA’s Pro Bono Publico Award
Kermit F. Lowery explains that his mom instilled community service at a young age, “I don’t care how bad you think you have it, it can always be worse.” In 2014, Kermit was honored with ABA’s Pro Bono Publico Award. Hear his story and inspiring dedication to the rule of law within his community.
Advancing Every Day
We are committed to actively advancing the rule of law through our daily operations, products and services, the efforts of our people, and in collaboration with customers and key stakeholders.
Using Information & Technology
Learn more about how we’re using information, technology and data analytics to support the rule of law.
Find out how we’re empowering a global dialogue about the rule of law and providing education and training.
Engaging in Strategic Partnerships
See more about our collaborating partnerships with customers, governments, nonprofits and intergovernmental organizations.
Countries with stronger rule of law scores perform better in measures of
life expectancy, civil liberty and happiness.
Rule of Law Equation
The rule of law is the foundation for the development of peaceful, equitable and prosperous societies. We believe there are four key areas that form the umbrella protection of the rule of law.