The lawyers of KIELTYKA GLADKOWSKI had the honour to meet personally the representatives of the World Justice Project at their headquarters in Washington DC.

Publication date: June 05, 202

The World Justice Project® (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to create knowledge, build awareness, and stimulate action to advance the rule of law worldwide.

In April 2024 Jakub Gladkowski took part in in World Justice Project survey as an expert respondent for the European Union Subnational Justice, Governance, and Rule of Law Indicators project. The new research project of the World Justice Project is focused on measuring justice, governance, and the rule of law at the subnational level in every Member State of the European Union (EU). This project, which is supported by the European Commission, aims to collect original and independent survey data based on the experiences and perceptions of the public and legal professionals. Jakub Gladkowski of KIELTYKA GLADKOWSKI KG LEGAL was identified as an expert respondent for Poland, based on qualifications listed by colleagues’ referrals.

As a part of ABA ILS Conference, our lawyers had the possibility to participate in the discussion “Back to Basics of the Rule of Law – A Roundtable with the World Justice Project”, moderated by Elizabeth Andersen, Executive Director of the World Justice Project and having as speakers Mark D. Agrast, Vice President of the World Justice Project, Homer E. Moyer, Jr., Founder and Chair Emeritus of CEELI Institute, Senior Counsel, Miller & Chevalier and William H. Neukom, Co-Founder & CEO of the World Justice Project.

Additionally, in connection with the project, our lawyers had the privilege to hold a personal meeting with the representatives of the World Justice Project and discuss the new programs and initiatives of the organization as well as the role of Poland on the current map of the rule of law.

The meeting was participated by

Leslie Solís, Research Director, EU Subnational,

Giacomo D’Urbano, Program Associate, QRQ

Marta Basystiuk, Senior Program Associate.

The meeting was related to the Annual Conference of the American Bar Association International Law Section where our lawyers also took part in the discussion on How to Approach the Rule of Law. The academics, jurists, former legislators and rule of law activists discussed varying perspectives on the rule of law, judicial independence and maintaining the rule of law politically. The program Co-Chair was Yee Wah Chin, Chair-Elect, ABA International Law Section; The Program Co-Chair and Moderator was Benedict J. Kirchner, Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC. The speakers were:

Martin Flaherty, Visiting Professor, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, and Leitner Family Professor of Law, Fordham Law School, New York;

Denis Kwok, Partner, Elliott Kwok Levine & Jaroslaw, New York

The Hon. Neomi Rao, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Washington, DC

Adam White, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute and Co-Director, C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, George Mason University, Washington DC.