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Prosecutor, Judges from Liberia, Libya, and Nepal at Panel on Strengthening Rule of Law in Crises--June 7

June 4, 2012
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Supreme Court justices from Libya and Nepal and Liberia’s Minister of Justice will discuss strengthening the rule of law in crisis-affected countries during a panel discussion sponsored by New York University’s Center on International Cooperation on Thurs., June 7, 5 to 6:30 p.m., at NYU’s School of Law, Furman Hall, Room 214 (245 Sullivan Street, between W. 3rd Street and Washington Square South).

The event coincides with the release of the United Nations Development Programme’s
2011 Annual Report on Strengthening Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations.

Reporters wishing to attend the event must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public
Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu. The general public must RSVP to cic.rsvp@nyu.edu.

The panel discussion will be preceded by introductory remarks from Jordan Ryan, assistant
secretary-general and director of the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Panelists include: Liberia’s Minister of Justice Christiana Tah; Kamal Bashir Idhan, chief justice
of the Supreme Court of Libya; and Justice Kalyan Shrestha of Nepal’s Supreme Court.

The panelists will share their personal experiences in strengthening rule of law during highly complex political transitions, highlighting the opportunities and challenges of working towards this goal with international agencies such as UNDP. The session will be moderated by Bruce Jones, director of the Center on International Cooperation and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

UNDP’s Global Programme on Strengthening the Rule of Law in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations frames UNDP’s activities on issues of justice, security, and rule of law in crisis contexts. It creates linkages between engagement on protection with rule of law, and on humanitarian action with development principles.

Editor’s Note:
The NYU Center on International Cooperation (CIC) works to enhance multilateral responses to global problems, including: conflict, humanitarian crises, and recovery; international security challenges, including weapons proliferation and the changing balance of power; and resource scarcity and climate change. Through innovative applied research and direct engagement with policy actors, CIC has been at the forefront of policy decision-making in each of its core areas of research. For more, go to: http://www.cic.nyu.edu/.

 

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Prosecutor, Judges from Liberia, Libya, and Nepal at Panel on Strengthening Rule of Law in Crises--June 7

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