IBA Rule of Law Symposium

3 Nov 2023 Palais des Congrès de Paris, Paris, France

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Opening remarks Homer Moyer Miller & Chevalier Chardered, Washington DC; Founder, CEELI Institute
Closing remarks Almudena Arpón de Mendívil Aldama Gomez-Acebo & Pombo, Madrid; IBA President 
Session Co-Chairs Stephen Denyer Law Society of England & Wales, London; Co-Chair IBA Rule of Law Forum, Sarah Hutchinson Barbri Global, London; Co-Chair IBA Rule of Law Forum

The Rule of Law Symposium’s overarching theme continues to be 'Law not war' in celebration of the life of the IBA Rule of Law Lifetime Achievement award winner 2022 Benjamin Ferencz. The Symposium will consider 'Accountability and Justice'; 'Does the rule of law apply to sanctions', and 'Assessing the impact of the judicial appointments process in undermining the rule of law'. 

Please join this fascinating discussion and hear from leading global specialists in the rule of law including Dr. Anton Korynevych, Ambassador-at-large in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine; Baroness Helena Kennedy (Director of the IBA Human Rights Institute); Dr Willy Mutunga (immediate past Chief Justice of Kenya); and Lord Neuberger (former President of the Supreme Court of England).

Please note that even if you are unable to join the Annual Conference, you can still register for the Rule of Law Symposium for free.

If you are NOT already registered for the Annual Conference and would like to attend the Rule of Law Symposium, you must pre-register by Wednesday 1 November by completing the online registration form. There is no registration fee to attend the Symposium.

The Rule of Law Forum has been given the responsibility to provoke, urge and assist the membership of the IBA in supporting and promoting the rule of law. As part of that, the final day of the IBA Annual Conference has always been dedicated to rule of law issues, with high-profile speakers from around the world participating. Following successful rule of law symposia in Chicago, Singapore, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Vancouver, Dubai, Dublin, Boston, Tokyo, Vienna, Washington, DC, Sydney, Rome, Seoul, Miami and the final day of the conference in Paris will once again be devoted to the rule of law.

* By paying the non-member fee, we welcome you as a delegate member of the IBA for the year in which this conference is held, which entitles you to the following benefits:

  • Password access to certain parts of the IBA website.
  • Receipt of IBA E-news and access to online versions of IBA Global Insight.
  • Pay the member rate

** A reduced rate is offered to IBA Corporate Group Members. Please register online to obtain a 25 per cent discount on the IBA Member fee