At LexisNexis, we're working to bring the percentage of people living outside the umbrella protection of the rule of law down to zero through our day-to-day business operations, products and services, and actions as a corporate citizen.
Rule of Law
Our people and core business operations are dedicated to advancing the rule of law around the world.
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.
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.
Our people have implemented a program of support that enables local communities and developing nations to gain access to materials and guidelines, essential to the proper administration of justice and advancement of society.
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.
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.
Looking back at the Rule of Law
Until 1955 in NSW most magistrates were not required to be legally qualified, gaining their legal knowledge and experience by working as clerks in courts and court house offices. Now, all magistrates are legally qualified.
Former Judge, District Court of NSW
Lawyers travel to Myanmar to train government legal staff on international contract law
LexisNexis joined with Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation to test a new initiative called The Juris Pilot in Myanmar to connect legal professionals with legal bodies in developing countries for pro bono opportunities that advance the rule of law.
Marketing Communications Manager, LexisNexis Australia
Advancing Together is a free bi-annual publication that brings together views and insights from thought leaders in the legal sphere, delving into current affairs and developments that impact the advancement, and in some cases the erosion, of the rule of law in Asia Pacific.
Advancing The Rule of Law
Advancing the rule of law around the world is a concept that unifies our company across the globe and is passionately supported by the people of LexisNexis®
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