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World Bank Event on the International Rule of Law Movement

Namati’s CEO Vivek Maru will speak at a World Bank event in Washington D.C. entitled: The International Rule of Law Movement: A Crisis of Legitimacy and the Way Forward, on June 23 at 10am.

Event Description:

Over the past decade, unprecedented international attention has been placed on state-building in postconflict and fragile states, with a primary focus on rule of law reform. Enormous amounts of money and effort have gone into rebuilding and often changing entire justice systems, with modest success. This attention raises profound questions about the expectations, objectives, approaches, methodologies, and consequences of the international rule of law movement.

The International Rule of Law Movement: A Crisis of Legitimacy and the Way Forward (Harvard Human Rights Program/distributed by Harvard University Press, 2014) critically evaluates rule of law initiatives from a contemporary global perspective. It seeks to fill gaps in knowledge among actors and to explain what has and has not been effective and why. It also proposes better models for promoting justice and the rule of law in fragile states. During this event, contributors to the volume will explore the diversity of interpretations of the international rule of law movement.

The World Bank welcomes participants from outside the World Bank to attend this event. For reasons of building security, attendees who are not World Bank Group staff will need to register their interest in attending by emailing Kate Lonergan, [email protected], by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 20.  The email should specify the proposed attendee’s full name and contact information.


June 16, 2014 | Namati


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