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Public Lecture: Democracies and International Law
December 2, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm +04
About the Event:
Democracies and authoritarian regimes have different approaches to international law, grounded in their different forms of government. As the balance of power between democracies and non-democracies shifts, it will have consequences for international legal order. Human rights may face severe challenges in years ahead, but citizens of democratic countries may still benefit from international legal cooperation in other areas. Ranging across several continents, this volume surveys the state of democracy-enhancing international law, and provides ideas for a way forward in the face of rising authoritarianism.
About the Speakers:
Tom Ginsburg is Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, University of Chicago Law School, and a Research Associate at the American Bar Foundation. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Before entering law teaching, he served as a legal advisor at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, The Hague, Netherlands. Tom Ginsburg has consulted with numerous international development agencies and governments on legal and constitutional reform. He currently is a senior advisor on Constitution Building to International IDEA.
He is the author or five books, including the prize-winning volumes Judicial Review in New Democracies (2003), The Endurance of National Constitutions (2009, with Zachary Elkins and James Melton) and How to Save a Constitutional Democracy (2018, with Aziz Huq).
NOTE: The event participants should present a proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results valid for 14 days or proof of being tested positive within the past 90 days.