PPID SHOWCASE: Independent judges: free people
Committee(s)Bar Issues Commission
Forum for Barristers and Advocates
Professional Ethics Committee
Public and Professional Interest Division (PPID) (Lead)
DescriptionThe Rule of Law requires an independent judiciary, separate from the legislative and executive branches of government. In many countries - even in jurisdictions with democratic traditions - there are on-going rule of law problems because the other branches do not respect the independence of the judiciary. A reliable and independent judiciary is crucial not only for the protection of human rights but also for confidence in the business environment.
Prominent speakers will discuss the independence of the judiciary as a key element of the Rule of Law, and the session will provide a forum for discussion as to why it should continue to be a primary issue for any lawyer in the 21st century. Speakers will include Geoffrey Robertson QC.
|Law Firm||The Law Firm of Dr Khalid Alnowaiser|
|Location||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|Law Firm||UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers|
|Location||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Law Firm||Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation|
|Location||Moscow, Russian Federation|
|Law Firm||Doughty Street Chambers|