Roundtable: How Do We Bring the Rule of Law to Places That Don't Have It?
The rule of law is one of the most cherished governmental principles in dozens of countries around the world. Unfortunately, many nations lack this rule of law as a governing principle and thus tend to violate human rights and allow corruption to flourish.
In the first joint Levan Institute/Carnegie Council Global Ethics Network event, a diverse panel of experts considered important questions relating to the rule of law including: What factors are necessary to help bring the rule of law to places that don't have it? How can accountability be instituted and impunity ended in these states? What powers do judicial officials require in order for their rulings and orders to have the most impact?
Roundtable moderated by:
- Lyn Boyd-Judson, Director, Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics and Carnegie Global Ethics Fellow
Featuring guest panelists:
- Richard Dekmejian, Professor and Director, Political Science, USC Dornsife
- Naama Haviv, Assistant Director, Jewish World Watch
- David Ritchie, Associate Professor of Law and Philosophy at Mercer University, and Carnegie Global Ethics Fellow
- Edwin Smith, Leon Benwell Professor of Law, International Relations and Political Science, USC Gould School of Law
Co-sponsored by Jewish World Watch, Blackstonians Pre-Law Honor Society, Dornsife Political Science Department, USC Center for Law and Philosophy, Unruh Institute of Politics, USC STAND: An Anti-Genocide Coalition, USC Journal of Law and Society, Armenian Students' Association