12.12 Notes - Day 25 Law and Legal Change: Five lessons...

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Day 25 Law and Legal Change: Five lessons from the Global Situation * Day 25 principles for global practice, reflections on local practice I. Today I’ll talk about human rights and the rule of law- Before going further, let me offer a working definition for the "rule of law" that a term of art that is in frequent use today but was rarely heard just 20 years ago. a. What do I mean by rule of law? -Efficient and just functioning of the rule over society i. The rule of law was missing in small shops around the world - enterprising business people get extorted when they don’t have the government to protect them ii. The rule of law is missing where victims of domestic violence have no recourse; The rule of law is missing in courtrooms, -ex) Victims of war crimes don’t testify out of fear of retaliation iii. The rule of law is missing in villages around the world b. When it works, law is an enabler. -enables by protecting people and creating a framework so people can further their agendas and get ahead c. What do we know about attitudes world wide? -When people are asked about the rule of law, they don’t refer to lack of $
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12.12 Notes - Day 25 Law and Legal Change: Five lessons...

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