Rule of Law

China’s Freedom of Information Act Turns Eight

May 1 marks the eighth anniversary of China’s first nationwide government records access statute, the State Council Regulations on Open Government Information (“OGI”). Adopted in 2007 and implemented since May 1, 2008 after a year of preparation, the right to request and obtain government-held information under the OGI Regulations spawned an outburst of civic activism.

Infographic | World Press Freedom Index 2016: Mexico & the OECD

Infographic | World Press Freedom Index 2016: Mexico & the Americas

Mexico’s Battle Against Corruption

In our latest discussion with Mexico Institute Global Fellow Viridiana Rios, we explore a shifting focus in Mexico from a war on drugs to a battle against corruption. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.


Mexican Civil Society's Battle Against Corruption: #Ley3de3

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to our event "Mexican Civil Society's Battle Against Corruption: #Ley3de3." Prominent members of Mexican civil society will discuss the mechanisms being pursued to create a proper legal framework to fight corruption in Mexico. In particular, they will discuss the current status and challenges of a "citizen initiative" known as #Ley3de3, which is currently being discussed in the Mexican Congress.

Miranda: More Than Words

Since 2001, the American Bar Association Division for Public Education has conducted the Leon Jaworski public program series to commemorate Law Day. The Jaworski public programs have examined themes of law, politics, and culture and have operated on the premise that exploring fundamental legal identities and attributes help us better understand who we are as Americans and as global citizens.

Will Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff be Impeached?

Will Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff be impeached? As the process progresses, the likelihood of that outcome seems to increase almost daily. Paulo Sotero, Director of the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute is traveling to the country and will be there when the next vote occurs. Prior to his departure, we spoke to him about the overall situation and what we might expect next as Brazil’s political crisis unfolds. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.