Rule of Law Symposium 2024

20 Sep 2024 Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City, Mexico

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Opening remarks: Almudena Arpón de Mendívil Gomez-Acebo & Pombo, Madrid; IBA President

Presentation: ‘IBA Rule of Law Forum Benjamin B Ferencz Rule of Law Lifetime Achievement Award 2024. Posthumous award to Stephen Denyer; immediate past-Chair of the IBA Rule of Law Forum. This award will be accepted by Stephen’s family.

Closing remarks: Adam Goodman Dentons, Toronto, Ontario; Co-Chair IBA Rule of Law Forum

Session Co-Chairs:
Federica D’Alessandra Oxford Institute for Ethics Law and Armed Conflict, Oxford; Senior Vice-Chair IBA Rule of Law Forum
Adam Goodman Dentons, Toronto, Ontario; Co-Chair IBA Rule of Law Forum

The Rule of Law Symposium’s will showcase three sessions:

0900-1100 - Defending and restoring the global rule of law

1130-1300 - The rule of law in the Americas

1400-1600 - When the Rule of Law and democracy clash which prevails?

Important Dates


Online registration deadline

Registration may still be possible after this date via the IBA office, but is subject to availability. Please contact confs@int-bar.org for further information.

* 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

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 18 September 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, Paris and the final day of the conference in Mexico will once again be devoted to the rule of law.


Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. It is recommended that you check your visa requirements with your local embassy or consulate. We are unable to provide visa invitation letters to support your visa application.