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The Importance of Judicial Independence to the Rule of Law

Date: 14th June 2018

Time: 17:00 - 19:30

Venue: New York City Bar, 42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036, NEW YORK

Event Details

Venue: 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Justices in Conversation Series

Hosted by the City Bar of New York

Co-Sponsored by American College of Trial Lawyers Foundation


Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice, US Supreme Court

Lord John Dyson, Former UK Supreme Court Justice and Master of the Rolls

Justice Beverley McLachlin, Former Chief Justice of Canada


Murray Hunt, Director of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law

What is judicial independence? Why does it matter to the Rule of Law? How can emerging democracies build an independent judiciary, and what does it take to sustain it at a time when political debates are highly polarized and judges have found themselves in the firing line?

In conversation with Bingham Centre Director, Murray Hunt, a panel of three Justices offered personal reflections from their long and distinguished careers on the highest courts of the US, the UK and Canada.

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A summary of the event is available.

Pricing and Registration

Members of the New York City Bar and BIICL members $60

Non members: $110

Co-Sponsoring Organisations:

Bingham Centre for the rule of law New York City Bar

Sponsoring Association Committees:

United Nations Committee, Michael D. Cooper, Chair

Task Force on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges, William August Wilson, III, Chair

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