IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017
8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017
Room C4.6, Convention Centre, Level 4
Constitutions in flux: what is the bar association’s role?
Monday 9 October (1430 - 1730)
Bar Issues Commission
Constitutional law was once a sleepy backwater, but popular movements, globalisation and increasing recognition of national and ethnic identity are finding expression in calls for constitutional change across the globe. As a result, constitutional law is now a very popular topic! Constitutional issues such as the independence of regions or national groupings from larger states, popular movements and referendums and revision of written constitutions to promote democratic values or undermine them, are the topics of debate the world over. This session brings together constitutionalists from around the world, bar leaders and lawyers who have made public law key to their practices, to discuss what bar associations can do to uphold the rule of law, maintain proper constitutional values and contribute to the promotion of freedom and security.
|Professor Megan Davis||UNSW Law, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Deborah Enix-Ross||Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, New York, USA; BIC Vice Chair, Bar Issues Commission|
|Saroj Ghimire||Nepal Bar Association, Kathmandu, Nepal; Bar Executive Officer, Permanent Liaison Officers|
|Lorna Jack||IBA Council MemberLaw Society of Scotland|
|Professor Thandabantu Nhlapo||University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa|
|Isaac Okero||Law Society of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya; President / Chairperson, Member Organisations|