5th April 2017
Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
Course Lead: Justine Stefanelli, Maurice Wohl Associate Senior Research Fellow in European Law
The rule of law has universal relevance for all involved in the law, justice system and legal policy. This innovative course introduces participants to using the rule of law as a practical tool for legal work in a wide range of areas both within the UK and internationally. When you attend this course, you will explore the different elements of the rule of law in concrete terms, thinking about how rule of law principles apply in a wide variety of areas, and discovering how to draw on the rule of law as an invaluable principle and framework. It will be conducted as interactive discussions, with case studies and practical examples, as applied learning.
The Bingham Centre's leading rule of law experts deliver the sessions that are aimed not only at those in legal practice, but also NGO staff and academics who work on law reform and legal policy. The sessions use rule of law standards, such as the Venice Commission's Rule of Law Checklist, as a touchstone and resource that translates the rule of law into a detailed set of questions and issues.
Topics for this year's course will address the ways that the rule of law can inform work around issues such as:
- Enemies or Champions? Judges, the Lord Chancellor and the Rule of Law;
- Executive Orders in the US: What are they exactly?;
- Reforming judicial appointments in the UK and the Commonwealth: Promises and Pitfalls;
- China and the rule of law; and
- Of weights and measures: Efficiency and quality justice measures in Europe.
Why take this course?
Do you engage with and seek to influence law reform and policy in the UK or internationally?
Have you confronted issues of governance gaps and globalisation, development, or corruption in your work?
Do you work in private legal practice, for government, with corporations, with civil society or in any other role where issues of the rule of law arise?
How can something as important and also as abstract as the rule of law be measured?
The Bingham Centre's Rule of Law Course will help you with these challenges and more.
Join the conversation for this event @BIICL #ruleoflaw2017
The course is worth the equivalent of 6 CPD hours.
Fees and applying
The course fee is £235 (incl. VAT) and covers:
- Tuition and course materials
- Refreshments (tea/coffee/water) during sessions plus sandwiches during the lunch breaks
- Certificate of completion (hardcopy and electronic version).
Booking deadline: 17th March 2017 (Places are limited. Early booking is advised).
Group Booking Discount
- A 15% discount applies if four or more people from the same company register.
- A 10% discount applies to those learners booking places for both of our April short courses.
- A 30% discount will apply to third sector organisations booking two or more places.
- A 30% discount is available to those who attended the course Introduction to the Rule of Law in Oct 2016
To book using the group booking discounts please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching will be seminar style with an emphasis on class discussion and applied learning.
All sessions will be taught in English. If you are not a native English speaker, you will need to have experience of studying in English at university level or to have achieved an appropriate score in the International Language Testing System (IELTS) or an equivalent programme.
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