The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
The rule of law is widely recognised to be the foundation of a society which respects everyone’s equal dignity and an essential element of economic development. The Bingham Centre was launched in 2010 to honour the work and career of Lord Bingham of Cornhill, a great judge and passionate advocate of the rule of law. It is the only international centre of excellence solely dedicated to the study, promotion and enhancement of the rule of law worldwide.
Since its launch four years ago The Bingham Centre has been consulted by governments, companies, NGOs and the judiciary in the UK, Bahrain, Libya, South Africa, Burma/Myanmar, Nepal, the Palestinian authority, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan. The beneficiaries of the Centre’s work range from states to individual citizens.
We have provided core funding to the Bingham Centre since its launch, allowing the appointment of a Director and Deputy Director. These appointments have made a significant difference to the profile, funding capacity and effectiveness of the Centre, allowing it to pursue international opportunities.
- A report on Streamlining Judicial Review in a Manner Consistent with the Rule of Law;
- Work on constitutional reform in Myanmar;
- The launch of a Citizenship Education and the Rule of Law project for schools in the UK;
- Working with the Palestinian Authority to ensure that its justice institutions are consistent with rule of law principles;
- Work with the International Bar Association on access and barriers to justice in 25 countries;
- A project on judicial appointments in South Africa and the Commonwealth;
- The Centre was awarded the prestigious Halsbury Special Rule of Law Award in 2014.