In the aftermath of the cold war, large sums of public money from donor states have been spent across the “developing world”. The underlying theory was that it is the obligation of the international community to vigorously support reasonable efforts by post-conflict, emerging democracies, and fragile states to build their capacity to promote both universal human rights and their own unique cultural values through a rule of law culture. With so much at stake, the results since the end of the cold war are not encouraging when we look to the Balkans, South Asia, Central America, the Asia Pacific and elsewhere.
Together with our former Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow Michael Th. Johnson and his guests we would like to look at what is reasonable to expect in the future from rule of law development in donor nations, and how public policy can be advanced to achieve greater success in bringing peace, justice and prosperity to the rest of the world in the twenty-first century. Experienced rule of law experts will be invited to speak about their experiences both as national professionals and as international actors in donor-supported initiatives, and to explore potential improvements to the way in which that support is designed, delivered, monitored, and evaluated.
The event will be held in English.
Registration for this event is closed.