Rule of Law Symposium: leadership and the powers of the executive

Friday 4 November 2022

In 2015, the world observed the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, a key milestone in the development of the rule of law that acknowledged, among other things, the subordination of the executive to law. While great strides have been made across the globe to deepen and solidify the rule of law in 800 years, new challenges have emerged since 2015 to threaten progress made in countries where the rule of law previously seemed stable and uncontroversial.

Our diverse and prominent panel of speakers, including speakers who have served at the highest levels in government, will explore the role of the executive in ensuring domestic rule of law, and how executive overreach can and has result in rule of law failures. Our speakers will also consider how leaders' commitment to the rule of law results in success versus failure.