To support the rule of law, we're collaborating with customers, governmental organizations like the United Nations, and other groups to join strengths and leverage core competencies.
Rule of Law
Our people and core business operations are dedicated to advancing the rule of law around the world.
Engaging in Strategic Partnerships
Business for the Rule of Law (B4ROL)
The United Nations Global Compact, with support from LexisNexis, has launched a new effort, Business for the Rule of Law, to engage the business community and legal profession in advancing the rule of law, good governance and corporate sustainability. In 2013, LexisNexis presented the Global Rule of Law Business Principles to the Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, to join forces and develop the B4ROL effort. Watch Video.
Australian Human Rights Commission Partnership
LexisNexis has partnered with the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to develop RightsApp, a mobile application that searches international human rights conventions and declarations. In addition LexisNexis staff worked with the AHRC to update its free, online publication Federal Discrimination Law to help enable individuals to enforce their rights.
National Association of Community Legal Centres Partnership
LexisNexis and the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) have entered into a partnership to promote the rule of law in Australia by providing high quality online legal resources to over 180 Community Legal Centres operating across Australia and support better access to justice for the 200,000+ disadvantaged clients they assist every year.
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.
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