Recap: Roundtable discussion on the Millennium Development Goals

On Thursday, March 21, 2013, the Washington Foreign Law Society in conjunction with the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Interest Group held the event “Post-2015: The MDGs, Legal Reform, and Development Policy” at ASIL Headquarters. Panelists included Wade Channell, Senior Legal Reform Advisor at the U.S. Agency of International Development, Lara Goldmark, Senior Advisor to FSG Gold Fields Project, and Andrew Solomon, Director, Justice Sector Reform Advisor at BlueLaw International. The discussion was centered on the need for a rule of law component in the post-2015 Millennium Development Goal Framework and the role lawyers should play in promoting economic, social, and cultural rights through legal reform. Participants further discussed the state of the field, and provided anecdotes to exemplify both how rule of law development is conducted, and why practitioners should consider approaching development policy with a new perspective.

A video of the event is available here

Posted March 25, 2013 in: General News