Rule of Law Webathon

Online

10 May 15:00 CEST - 11 May 2022 15:00 CEST


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.

To join, subscribe to the YouTube channel and click here.


Programme complet

Tuesday 10 May 2022

15:00 » 17:00

Perspectives on the Rule of Law: Impact on Sustainable Development
Organised by the Inter-American Bar Association (IABA) & Instituto dos Advogados Brasileiros (OAB)

17:00 » 19:00
Closing the Opportunity Gap: Overcoming Economic and Social Inequities Through the Rule of Law 
Organised by The Law  Society of England and Wales
19:00 » 21:00
Independence of the Justice Sector, Media and Civil Society: Institutional and Individual Impacts on Sustainable Development
Organised by the UIA (International Association of Lawyers) & Warsaw Bar Association 
21:00 » 23:00
Defeating Poverty in the Americas: Is Formal Democracy Enough?
Organised by the American Bar Association (ABA) International Law Section & Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa (Mexico)
23:00 » 01:00
Rule of Law Threats from Radicalization and Extremism
Organised by the American Bar Association (ABA) International Law Section & and ANDI Colombian Chamber of Legal Services

Wednesday 11 May 2022

01:00 » 03:00
Promoting a Gendered Approach to Economic Development and the Rule of Law
Organised by UIA (International Association of Lawyers) & California Lawyers Association
03:00 » 05:00
Prevention, Protection and Prosecution: Forced Labor and Current Challenges to Sustainable Development
Organised by UIA (International Association of Lawyers) & Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA)
05:00 » 07:00
A Case for Global Climate Justice: What is the Dream Goal, and What are the Odds of Achieving It?
Organised by International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) & Emirates Lawyers Association
07:00 » 09:00
Business and Human Rights Developments: From the UN Principles to Due Diligence Laws
Organised by the Inter-America Bar Association
09:00 » 11:00
The Role of Law and Lawyers in the Fight for Affordable Healthcare for All
Organised by International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) & Kenya Bar
11:00 » 13:00
Attacks to the Rule of Law in Central and Eastern Europe
Organised by the International Association of Young Lawyers
13:00 » 15:00
Final Thoughts on Advancing Social and Economic Development by Promoting the Rule of Law
Organised by International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) & Paris Bar