Events: Nov 2016

Arbitration and the Rule of Law: Challenges, Changes and Contradictions

Date: 
2 Nov 2016 - 6:00pm
Host: 
White & Case

This event will examine to what extent and in what ways arbitration raises challenges for building the rule of law. Speakers will look at the benefits that arise from arbitration, e.g., as it affects investment (including in emerging economies and developing countries), or as it enhances the rule of law by using good procedural practice and achieving substantive outcomes resulting in commitments that will be honoured.

At the same time, they will address the way arbitration poses a...

International pro bono: what works?

Date: 
9 Nov 2016 - 8:30am
Host: 
ROLE UK & The Law Society
Building the rule of law overseas through international pro bono: Findings and evidence to date around the relevance, impact and value of a technical assistance approach

The skills, expertise and resources within the UK legal and judicial sector represent an important opportunity for supporting effective and accountable rule of law policies and practices in developing countries. How can this opportunity be maximised, taking account of the considerable challenges and complexities involved?

A panel of experts will consider this question, building on learning to date from the ROLE UK programme, other international pro bono approaches and experiences, and the wider body of evidence from decades of legal and development programming.

A Building Block Approach to Law & Development: Experimentalism and the Messy Middle of Public Law

Date: 
22 Nov 2016 - 11:30am
Host: 
British Institute of International and Comparative Law

This presentation will describe efforts since June 2011, to spearhead a new law and development initiative at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) (a part of Canada’s official development assistance). In a period marked by a decline in Canada’s historically strong voice on international rule of law issues, those efforts have supported over a dozen multi-year research projects on public law and accountability, led by local university and civil society researchers in fifteen...

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