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Wednesday, March 30 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Uploading the Rule of Law: New Platforms for Global Justice

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Respect for the Rule of Law, which anchors the effectiveness of legal regimes at the national and international levels, is a foundation for justice and human rights. It also holds important ramifications within the economic sphere, including in trade, investment, finance and development. The expansion of digital technologies has added a further layer of complexity – along with new opportunities and new risks. This roundtable of experts will highlight some of the platforms and resources related to the rule of law.

The American Bar Association, which has nearly 400,000 members, is committed to advancing the rule of law. The ABA Center for Human Rights has a broad mandate to address human rights challenges throughout the world. It manages a portfolio of projects in areas such as justice defenders, international criminal courts, atrocity prevention, human trafficking, business and human rights, and human rights education. We hope this RightsCon session will help raise the awareness of rule of law and justice platforms, and encourage their use throughout the digital sector. We want to identify new ways to promote human rights and legal empowerment in the global economy. Additionally, we hope to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, including the sharing best practices and the enhancement of technical capacities.  

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Judit Arenas

Director - External Relations, IDLO - International Development Law Organization
Judit Arenas is the Director of External Relations for the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) where she leads IDLO’s external positioning as the only intergovernmental organization focused exclusively on promoting the rule of law. Based in New York, she also serves as Deputy Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York. Her responsibilities include oversight for advocacy, government relations, public affairs and strategic... Read More →

Jeff Aresty

Founder and President, Internet Bar Organization

Wendy Betts

Project Director, eyeWitness to Atrocity
Wendy Betts is the Project Director for eyeWitness to Atrocities. Ms. Betts has twenty years of | experience in international development, rule of law reform, and transitional justice. She has  | managed projects throughout Eastern Europe as well as in Sierra Leone, Indonesia, and Haiti.  | She previously served as a Senior Program Manager in the International Programs Division of  | the National Center for State Courts and as... Read More →

Isabella D. Bunn

Chair of the Advisory Council, ABA Center for Human Rights
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Matthew Harman

Director of Communications, World Justice Project
Matthew leads global communications for the World Justice Project (WJP), where he works to increase awareness for the the rule of law and its foundational importance to peace, equity, and opportunity. Combining original research, storytelling, and data visualization, WJP’s work has recently been featured in The Economist, The Guardian, Forbes, and in hundreds of other media outlets worldwide.

Wednesday March 30, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
The Fishbowl

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