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Brazil 2016 Annual Conference - Rule of Law challenges in Latin America: Corruption and Judicial Independence

Date: 18th April 2016 - 19th April 2016

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Venue: Not available

Event Details

The Global Rule of Law Exchange annual conference will be held in São Paulo, Brazil, on 18 and 19 April 2016 . This conference is jointly organised with Getulio Vargas Foundation and supported by the Exchange's global partner, Jones Day.

The conference will consider a number of urgent and current issues relating to the rule of law in Latin America, including corruption, the conduct of trials and ways to ensure judicial independence.

Distinguished speakers from Brazil will include the former President of Brazil Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Supreme Court Justice Minister Gilmar Mendes and a senior member of the government. There will be similar high-level speakers from elsewhere in the region and beyond.


See the programme for the conference.



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