NORDEM hosts seminar: Implementing Rule of Law in Development Co-operation: Does it work?

Time and place: 11 June 2013 09:00 – 15:00, Stratos 11th floor, Youngstorget, Oslo

Building on the experience of key international partners, NORDEM and the International Country Programmes; China, Vietnam, Indonesia at at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights will host a seminar aimed at identifying and exploring success factors as well as the failures of rule of law projects and approaches in international development co-operation.

The seminar will bring together practitioners, scholars, government and civil society representatives working in the field of rule of law and inquire into the practical manifestations of the rule of law concept in international development co-operation. The objective is to yet again shed light on the meaning of the Rule of Law concept, also theoretically, but even more with the aim of informing ongoing work within this field. The seminar will not shy away from the critique of RoL programming and activities, but it also seeks to contribute to the debate by identifying examples of activities and approaches to rule of law work that have had positive outcomes. During the seminar, invited rule of law experts and practitioners will present their views and experiences through lectures, interactive sessions as well as a panel discussion;

  • What are the key elements of best practices and successful implementation of rule of law?
  • What are the challenges and failures of rule of law projects in development co-operation

Jo Faafeng, NORDEM secondee and Senior Judicial Officer in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Presence in Albania, will be among the guest speakers and panel discussants. He will give a presentation on the role of the OSCE in promoting Rule of Law.

For more information and registration: http://www.jus.uio.no/smr/om/aktuelt/arrangementer/2013/rule-of-law.html

Published May 28, 2013 11:53 AM