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Global Agenda Council on the Rule of Law 2012-2014

 
Global Agenda Council on the Rule of Law 2012-2014

This year, the rule of law made its appearance on the global agenda as not only a human rights issue but also a business and global governance issue – it is a truly multistakeholder concern. For the first time, 193 state leaders declared during the UN General Assembly opening debate that the rule of law is important and adopted a Declaration on the Rule of Law at national and international levels. In addition, the International Bar Association’s annual meeting programme reached beyond the typical orders of business and billable hours; business lawyers talked about war crimes, ethics, human rights, torture, anti-corruption, legal education, corporate social responsibility and world organizations.