Podcast – The Business Case for Civil Society
Edwin Rekosh joined World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Talk to break down the roles that businesses and civil society organizations play in building a broad-based rule of law culture in society.
Rule of law is often considered the province of governments, judges, and lawyers. But doctors, engineers, teachers, artists, businesspeople, and ordinary citizens are all stakeholders and critical players in upholding human rights. In working to uphold human rights, businesses often collaborate with community groups, non-profit organizations, think tanks, trade and professional associations, and unions—broadly referred to as Civil Society Organizations, or CSOs. These organizations advocate for better government, clearer and more effective laws and regulations and their enforcement, protection for civil liberties, checks on corruption, and accountable government.
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