On July 1, 2020, the World Justice Project and the United States Institute of Peace gathered for the launch of the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law in Afghanistan report. The live-stream event featured an in-depth conversation discussing the report’s findings, as well as crucial factors for the rule of law in Afghanistan. The report reflects the experiences and perceptions of more than 17,500 Afghans interviewed over five years, the publication presents a comprehensive summary of the rule of law situation in Afghanistan.
The report is especially pertinent in light of current events in Afghanistan: “As governments face the devastating economic and social effects of the coronavirus pandemic, identifying and addressing rule of law issues related to transparency, corruption, human rights, and the delivery of justice will be paramount to the recovery process. The World Justice Project’s new report on the rule of law in Afghanistan presents a unique portrait of the country’s rule of law strengths and weaknesses by using extensive survey data collected from the general public, in-country legal practitioners, and ground-breaking interviews with individuals incarcerated in the Afghan prison system.”
To watch the launch video and access the report, click here.