The Importance of the Rule of Law in Promoting Development

The Bingham Centre announces the publication of a volume of edited papers from the 2014 Singapore Rule of Law Symposium, a one-day conference organised by the Centre in conjunction with the Singapore Academy of Law and made possible by the generous support of the global law firm Linklaters.

The conference brought together senior judges, scholars and lawyers from the worlds of business and private practice. Specialist papers on topics such as rule of law-oriented technical assistance by development banks, aspects of the proposed UN Sustainable Development Goals, business and human rights norms, and investment treaties were complemented by more general reflections on the links between the rule of law and economic progress, social development and political stability

The published volume includes four thematic sections on development, business and finance, investment law, and judicial reflections and keynotes. Among the authors are past and present Chief Justices from Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom, government ministers and former UN legal counsel.

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