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June 2024 Update

Dear Friends,

The Rule of Law has many moving parts. Like a complex machine, it can be difficult to maintain, repair or upgrade.

Making progress on Rule of Law problems requires more than a desk-based review of legal frameworks and processes. It is vital to understand how people - whether they are legislators, officials, businesses or the general public - view the issues and how they can contribute to resolving them.

At the Bingham Centre, our response to this complexity is to work collaboratively. For example, our Independent Commission on UK Public Health Emergency Powers brought together leading experts from the fields of law, public health and parliamentary procedure, and received evidence from wider groups reflecting on the accelerated law-making processes used during COVID-19 and what should be done to prepare for a future pandemic. We are now working to disseminate the Commission's recommendations and are delighted to share with you our launch event video, a podcast and an op-ed in the Solicitors Journal.

Our collaborations continue to grow. The Bingham Centre has just joined the World Bank's Global Partnership on Justice and Rule of Law, and our Director spoke about justice sector reform and economic development at a conference convened by this Partnership in Washington DC.

We will be announcing several new projects with collaborative partners in our next Update. In this edition, we bring you a round-up of recent activities:

  • UK Public Health Emergency Powers Commission recommendations
  • APPG panel discusses litigation funding agreements and retrospective legislation
  • World Bank presentation on the Rule of Law, investors and justice sector reform
  • Incremental Rule of Law Restoration in Poland?
  • Tom Bingham's The Rule of Law - Ukrainian translation, and audiobook (English)
  • Business, Human Rights and Modern Slavery
  • Upcoming BIICL training courses available for booking

You can read the whole update here . 

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