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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.


Rule of Law Action Group Advisory Council:  Seated from left to right, Homer Moyer, Vice Chair; Robert A. Stein, Co-Chair; Richard J. Goldstone, Co-Chair; Anne Ramberg; Standing from left to right, Essam Al Tamimi; Peter Maynard; Yasushi Higashshizawa. (Advisory Council Members not pictured:  Hans Corell, Hilary Heilbron.)

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The Rule of Law: Perspectives from Around the Globe
General Editor: Francis Neate

The Rule of Law is one of the hot topics of this century. Everyone agrees that it is the cornerstone of a civilised society. But in practice, what does it mean? And does it mean the same thing all over the world? Who better to answer these questions than the lawyers? And who better to marshal the answers from around the world than the International Bar Association (IBA), the global voice of the legal profession?

The IBA has held a number of symposia in different parts of the world devoted to the Rule of Law, which have been addressed by a variety of distinguished speakers. These speeches are reproduced in this book, together with other contributions to broaden the global scope and assist insight into the issues.

Co-publication with LexisNexis, 2009. 270pp, £59.95.
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