Rule of Law Symposium 2008
Following the immensely successful Symposia in Chicago in September 2006 and Singapore in October 2007, the final day of the Conference in Buenos Aires will again be devoted to the Rule of Law, with emphasis on social, cultural and economic development in Latin America.
The Symposium is also open to IBA members who do not register for the Conference and, by invitation, to non-members for a registration fee of just £60.00.Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided and registrations must be received before 1700 on 15 October 2008.
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In the morning, a number of distinguished speakers, including Julio Maria Sanguinetti, (President of Uruguay 1985 – 1990 and 1995 – 2000) and Dr. Leandro Despouy, (Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations), will discuss the Rule of Law in the South American context, in each case supported by a panel which will lead and stimulate question, answer and discussion with the audience.
In the afternoon, small, separate working groups will be established to consider the following topics:
1. Combating Corruption
2. Controlling Abuse of Executive Power
3. The Meaning of the Rule of Law
The first two working groups will consider and develop a list of concrete steps which could or should be taken by the legal profession, either individually or collectively, to achieve the relevant objective and thereby to contribute to building the Rule of Law. The third will consider and criticise a Discussion Paper prepared to reflect the Association's views on the Rule of Law and to build on the Council's Resolution passed in Prague in September 2005.