An initiative of this kind is badly needed. It is trite that 21st century globalisation is characterised by an interpenetration of domestic public law and international law. It is also characterised by shifting boundaries between public and private spheres of activity at both the international and national levels. The concept of 'global constitutionalism' is used by some in an attempt to capture the implications of these developments for one or both spheres but does not do them justice. Terms of this kind draw attention to the reality of some significant change but mask disagreement over its extent, nature and consequences. Generalisation has inhibited a deeper understanding of what really is going on in this complex and diverse terrain. Focussed dialogue between public lawyers and international lawyers is needed to pool knowledge and share perspectives and to examine how, in present conditions, the two bodies of law and practice can and should co-exist. This event is designed to provide the impetus for a more informed debate which connects theory and doctrine with practice, drawing on the insights that case studies provide.
20th Commonwealth Law Conference
The Commonwealth Lawyers Association will host the 20th Commonwealth Law Conference in association with the Law Institute of Victoria. The theme of the 2017 conference, “Thriving in a global world: building on the rule of law” presents a unique canvass...
Yasmin Batliwala, Chief Executive, A4ID
Naomi Barnard, Role UK Programme Manager, A4ID
Adrienne Joy, ROLE UK Programme Technical Expert, A4ID
Mariam Faruqi, South Asia Regional Director, iProbono
Situating legal pro bono...
A4ID’s interactive workshop, ‘Doing Pro Bono the Development Way’ will use practical case studies to introduce participants to tools for the planning, delivery and monitoring of legal technical assistance in a development context. These tools, widely used in the development sector, include...