The Rule of Law Action Group (RoLAG) was formed in early 2007, following the very successful Rule of Law Symposium in Chicago, organised jointly by the IBA and the American Bar Association, immediately before the IBA Annual Conference in September 2006. Initially called the 'President's Rule of Law Task Force', it has changed its name and is now firmly established as an entity within the Section on Public and Professional Interest (SPPI).
RoLAG's purpose is to encourage and assist the membership of the IBA, both member organisations and individual members, to respond on a continuous basis to the call of the IBA Council, at the end of its Resolution passed in Prague in September 2005, 'to speak out in support of the Rule of Law within their respective communities'.
The full text of that Resolution can be found in the introduction to the commentary thereon prepared by RoLAG. This was adopted by the IBA Council at its meeting during the Annual Conference in Madrid. Access other accompanying documents.