Our people and core business operations are helping to advance the rule of law around the world.
The Rule of Law
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 five billion people struggling for basic, human rights on a daily basis.
LexisNexis® Rule of Law Foundation is the not-for-profit entity established by LexisNexis Legal & Professional to further activate its mission to advance the rule of law around the world. It is committed to solving problems related to transparency, access to legal remedy, equal treatment under the law and independent judiciaries using core skills and partnerships to further the rule of law.
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.
#LN4ROL - Mobile Court Trip to Kg Meligan, Sipitang, Sabah
At LexisNexis, we are committed to supporting the community, and regularly collaborate with local legal luminaries to advance the rule of law.
In Southeast Asia, we are proud to have supported the Mobile Court program since 2018, an initiative by the Courts of Sabah and Sarawak bringing judges, court officers, and lawyers directly to the indigenous communities who need it most, in East Malaysia. This initiative aims to address the prevalence of statelessness in the area, arising from a lack of access to the relevant agencies, including the National Registry Department, and has helped to facilitate the adjudication of over 89,000 statelessness cases since its inception in 2007.
This year, we moved the needle further, with the introduction of a practice guide produced in collaboration with the Sabah Law Society for first-time volunteer lawyers, supporting them in addressing common issues that arise quickly, and in accordance with local laws.
#LN4ROL – Mobile Court Trip to Ranau, Sabah
Most of the rural communities in East Malaysia are unable to access the services provided by the Courts due to the distance between the Court and the rural areas. As a result of this need, the Mobile Court was created. A group of Judges, court officers and lawyers traverse the tough terrain to dispense legal aid and justice to those in need. LexisNexis is honoured to have been a part of this expedition since 2018.
Mobile Court Experience – LexisNexis Employees
LexisNexis employees are committed to supporting the communities where we live and work with the legal heroes to advance the Rule of Law. We travelled more than 100KM for the Mobile Court programme led by Kota Kinabalu Court with a group of Judges, court officers and lawyers to dispense legal aid and justice to the rural communities in Ranau, Sabah. Sharing our experience through this video! If you would like to be part of an organisation that is committed to actively advancing the rule of law, contact us to find out more.
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.
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.
Expanding the umbrella protection
of The Rule of Law
Through our day-to-day business, products and services, we are working to bring the percentage of people living outside the umbrella protection of the law down to zero.
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