How Do We Bring the Rule of Law to Places That Don't Have It?

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How Do We Bring the Rule of Law to Places That Don't Have It?

Time: March 20, 2012 from 12:30pm to 2pm
Location: University of Southern California
City/Town: Los Angeles
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Phone: (213) 740-5499
Event Type: roundtable
Organized By: Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics
Latest Activity: Feb 15, 2012

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The rule of law is one of the most cherished governmental principles in dozens of countries around the world. Unfortunately, many places in the world lack the rule of law as a governing principle - and these places tend to violate the human rights of their citizens and have blatant corruption in their government. This interdisciplinary panel will consider important questions relating to the rule of law, including: What factors are necessary to help bring the rule of law to places that don't have it? How can accountability be instituted and impunity ended in these states? What powers do judicial officials require in order for their rulings and orders to have the most impact?


Richard Dekmejian, USC Dornsife Department of Political Science

Naama Haviv, Jewish World Watch

David Ritchie, Law and Philosophy, Mercer University, Carnegie Global Ethics Fellow

Edwin Smith, Law, International Relations, and Political Science, USC Gould School of Law

Moderated by: Lyn Boyd-Judson, Director, Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, Carnegie Global Ethics Fellow

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