The Rule of Law

Our people and core business operations are helping to advance the rule of law around the world.

Here are some of our programs.

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 four billion people struggling for basic, human rights on a daily basis.

Our Purpose

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.

Our Customers

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.

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.

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.

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