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The Law Society and Transparency International join forces to highlight the role of judges and lawyers in tackling corruption and building peaceful societies

Date: 7 November 2018

Time: 16:15-17:30

Venue: UN Palais des Nations, Geneva

Contact person: Lizzette Robleto de Howarth, Law Society’s International Programmes Manager (lizzette.robletodehowarth@lawsociety.org.uk).

About the Event:

The Law Society of England and Wales has joined forces with Transparency International and are organising an event to take place during Geneva Peace Week to discuss how the judicial system and legal profession can tackle corruption and in turn become strong catalysts for building peaceful societies.

The event will endeavour to explore what impact the establishment of a robust and independent judiciary and independent legal profession can have on peacebuilding, which will include comparing and sharing international best practices to prevent violent conflicts.

We will seek to focus on case studies in selected jurisdictions, which may include Azerbaijan, Guatemala, and Nigeria.

Speakers will be announced soon.

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