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.
Advocates for International Development (A4ID) Knowledge Group: Statelessness, Sustainable Development and the Law
This year the A4ID Rule of Law Knowledge Group will explore Goal 16 of the SDGs: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, and how its components can act as a catalyser for social transformation. It will focus on the concept of legal identity and the role of the rule of law in the realisation of human flourishing.
The British Institute for International and Comparative Law
The rule of law has universal relevance for all involved in the law, justice system and legal policy. This innovative course introduces participants to using the rule of law as a practical tool for legal work in a wide range of areas both within the UK and internationally. When you attend this course, you will explore the different elements of the rule of law in concrete terms, thinking about how rule of law principles apply in a wide variety of areas, and discovering how to draw on the rule of law as an invaluable principle and framework. It will be conducted as interactive discussions, with case studies and practical examples, as applied learning.
The Bingham Centre’s leading rule of law experts deliver the sessions that are aimed not only at those in legal practice, but also NGO staff and academics who work on law reform and legal policy. The sessions use rule of law standards, such as the Venice Commission’s Rule of Law Checklist, as a touchstone and resource that translates the rule of law into a detailed set of questions and issues.
British Institute of International and Comparative Law
This event will provide participants with insights on the practical challenges to the application of the rule of law in Burundi. Drawing on his years of experience in government, Dr. Rufyikiri will expand on issues such as corruption, access to justice and development, among others.
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...
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.
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...
The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, secretary-general of the Commonwealth, will be delivering Transparency International's 2016 Anti-Corruption Lecture on Thursday 8 December 2016 at Clifford Chance.
Transparency International hosts an annual Anti-Corruption lecture to champion integrity, increase public awareness on the adverse impact of corruption, and promote appreciation of how important it is that the UK acknowledges the pressing need to tackle corruption within its own...
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 to consider legal issues in our globalised world that both innovate and challenge lawyers practising today.
We are delighted to announce that the Rule of Law Expertise UK (ROLE UK) programme will continue for at least a further three years from April 2019 until March 2021, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and delivered by Advocates for International Development (A4ID). The remit of the ROLE UK programme is to enable developing countries to access expertise from the UK pro bono legal sector to strengthen the rule of law by improving the policies, organisation and...