DOING JUSTICE TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: INTEGRATING THE RULE OF LAW INTO THE POST-2015 AGENDA
Presentation by experts to explore the contribution of the rule of law to the three pillars of sustainable development as conceived at Rio +20
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Conference Room 5, North Lawn Building United Nations Headquarters, New York
Live webcast: http://webtv.un.org/
The Outcome Document of the Rio +20 Conference is unambiguous: "Democracy, good governance and the rule of law, at the national and international levels, as well as an enabling environment, are essential for sustainable development, including sustained and inclusive economic growth, social development, environmental protection and the eradication of poverty and hunger."
Dialogue Timed to coincide with the June session of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals, during this dialogue experts will present their views as to the contribution of the rule of law to the three pillars of sustainable development as conceived at Rio, followed by an interactive discussion with delegations and civil society representatives. During the Dialogue, IDLO will present its newest publication, supported by the Government of Finland, “Doing Justice to Sustainable Development: Integrating the Rule of Law into the Post-2015 Development Agenda”. The report outlines good practice case studies exemplifying how the rule of law can contribute to making inclusive economic development, equitable social development and robust environmental stewardship a reality.
- Prof Michael Doyle, Professor of Foreign and Security Policy, Columbia University
- Justice Antonio Herman Benjamin, National High Court of Brazil
- Dalee Sambo Dorough, Chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and Professor of Political Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage
- Nury Montiel, Director of Human Rights, Supreme Court of Justice of Paraguay