Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Informed Citizens Can Increase Rule of Law

Although this article refers to African countries, the message is very relevant to Haiti as well: From land disputes to wrongful imprisonment, improving the rule of law in a country can be done not only from the top-down but also from the grassroots-up. Making sure that citizens know their rights goes a long way in enforcing those rights. Africa’s Search for Law Mo Ibrahim, Project Syndicate February 12, 2014 LONDON – My career as a businessman in Africa has turned me into an activist for better, cleaner government and for the rule of law. But promoting good governance is not just a matter of encouraging good leadership at the top (although I believe that definitely helps); it also requires all of us to be able to fulfill our responsibilities as citizens, and realize our rights. In several African countries, there […]

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