Event Overview

The universal commitment of the world’s lawyers to the Rule of Law inspired five major associations of international lawyers – AIJA Human Rights Committee, UIA, ABA International Law Section, Law Society of England & Wales and Inter-American Bar Association – to organise the second annual Rule of Law Webathon.

This year’s 24-hour Rule of Law Webathon will focus on how economic and social development interrelates with the Rule of Law. Through this lens, the programmes will address issues such as the current and longstanding effects of COVID; access to justice; rise of authoritarianism; climate change; women’s rights; the plight of refugees; civil liberties and fundamental freedoms; human trafficking; independence of the judiciary and the legal profession; and freedom of the press. The twelve panels will span continents and time zones, with each panel addressing different aspects of the challenges related to the Rule of Law as a key factor of economic and social development. Each panel will be hosted and led by a legal society or bar association.

Our pledge to the Rule of Law inspires us to celebrate and defend it in every corner of the world.

Find your topics, find your time zones, but most importantly, find your passion and join your fellow lawyers across the globe in learning about, promoting and defending the Rule of Law.

How to join

The Webathon is open and free to everyone.

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15:00 - 17:00

Organised by the Inter-American Bar Association (IABA) & Instituto dos Advogados Brasileiros (OAB)

17:00 - 19:00

Organised by The Law  Society of England and Wales
19:00 - 21:00

Organised by the UIA (International Association of Lawyers) & Warsaw Bar Association 
21:00 - 23:00

Organised by the American Bar Association (ABA) International Law Section & Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa (Mexico)
23:00 - 01:00

Organised by the American Bar Association (ABA) International Law Section & and ANDI Colombian Chamber of Legal Services

01:00 - 03:00

Organised by UIA (International Association of Lawyers) & California Lawyers Association
03:00 - 05:00

Organised by UIA (International Association of Lawyers) & Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA)
05:00 - 07:00

Organised by International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) & Emirates Lawyers Association
07:00 - 09:00

Organised by the Inter-America Bar Association
09:00 - 11:00

Organised by International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) & Kenya Bar
11:00 - 13:00

Organised by the International Association of Young Lawyers
13:00 - 15:00

Organised by International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) & Paris Bar

Fees & General Info

There are currently no registration fees available.

General terms and conditions

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It is recommended for each participant to purchase a cancellation and travel insurance.

Please note that in-house counsel registrations are subject to review and confirmation by AIJA. AIJA considers in-house counsel professionals who hold a university degree in law allowing access to a bar association and practicing law as an in-house counsel in private, public, or non-profit companies, institutions or organisations. Please note that in-house counsel who are at the same time active as fee-earning lawyers or consultants are not eligible to the discounted in-house counsel fee.

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If you are a lawyer under 35 years old and meet the requirements, apply to our Scholarship Programme for this event. You can check more details here.

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