Law Society vice president attends Qatar Law Forum
The Law Society vice president will this week travel to Doha to participate in the Qatar Law Forum. The forum brings together leaders in law from around the world to provide opportunity to discuss the challenge of achieving global understanding and commitment to the Rule of Law and allied issues of international legal and economic significance.
The event is supported by the Government of Qatar and held under the patronage of His Highness the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani.
The first Forum in 2009 was attended by 12 serving Chief Justices, the Presidents of the ICC and ECHR, as well as leading academics, regulators, central bankers and senior general counsel including from the IEA, IMF and ECB. In all 60 countries from the developed and developing world were represented.
The importance of discussing the Rule of Law is self-evident, but the 2012 Forum comes at a particularly critical time of constitutional change in a number of countries and a backdrop of continuing global financial uncertainty.
The programme focuses on change in the Middle East and on the world’s current financial challenges. Sessions will address the challenge of achieving global understanding of the rule of law; the role of law and ethics in finance; the issues of corruption and development; the role of free communication; and other subjects such as dispute resolution and judicial training. The hosting of the dialogue in Doha will allow these subjects to be addressed both at an international level and in an Islamic context.