Monday, 8 July 2013

Day 1: Monday, 8 July 2013

15:00

Registration Opens

  • World Forum Convention Center

Poster Session

  • Presenters feature research and programs on global rule of law issues, in the exhibit hall

Index Office Hours

  • Index staff available for in-depth discussion of research and data
17:00

Opening Reception

  • Worldhotel Bel Air The Hague, Johan de Wittlaan 30
  • Ivo Opstelten, Minister of Security and Justice (Netherlands)
Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Day 2: Tuesday, 9 July 2013

9:00

Welcome & Introduction

9:30

Opening Keynote Panel: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Importance of the Rule of Law to Various Sectors

Features thought leaders from diverse sectors and regions to bring to life the topic of rule of law and why it matters to daily life.
 
Moderator

Panelists

  • Anthony Kennedy, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States (USA)
  • Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town (South Africa)
  • Peter Rees QC, Legal Director, Royal Dutch Shell plc (The Netherlands)
  • Santiago Siri, Founder & Chief Innovator, Grupo 42 (Argentina)
  • Sakena Yacoobi, Founder & Executive Director, Afghan Institute of Learning (Afghanistan)

 

11:15

The Rule of Law around the World & Why It Matters - Findings from the WJP Rule of Law Index

Moderator

  • Zsuzsanna Lonti, Head of Unit Statistics and Indicators, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (Hungary)

Panelists

12:30

Luncheon

  • Open conversational seating organized by issue area
  • Poster Session open during second hour
14:30
16:15

Justice Incubator Working Sessions: Part I

  • Develop innovative, practical, ground-level programs to strengthen the rule of law in collaboration with partners from other disciplines
18:00

Reception hosted by Den Haag Municipality

  • City Hall
  • Remarks by Jozias van Aartsen, Mayor of The Hague (Netherlands)
Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Day 3: Wednesday, 10 July 2013

9:00

Keynote Address

  • Song Sang-Hyun, President, International Criminal Court (South Korea)
9:30

From Inspiration to Action: Strengthening the Rule of Law through Effective Programs

Moderator

  • Sandra Elena, Justice Program Director, CIPPEC (Argentina)

Panelists

11:00

Justice Incubator Working Sessions: Part II

  • Develop innovative, practical, ground-level programs to strengthen the rule of law in collaboration with partners from other disciplines
12:30

Luncheon

  • Programs Highlight Video
  • Poster Session open during second hour
14:30
16:30

Keynote Conversation

This session will feature several prominent women leaders who have faced challenges in regard to the rule of law, particularly during historic moments of transition. The panelists will discuss their efforts to address key rule of law challenges, including promoting equal access to justice, human rights, establishing or reestablishing transparent institutions and systems, and equal access to the health system. The discussion will highlight the unique perspectives and talents that women can lend to these complex issues, and how a gender lens can contribute to these opportunities for progress. 
 
Panelists
 

 

18:00

Evening Events: Salon Sessions

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Day 4: Thursday, 11 July 2013

9:00

The Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General will lead a consultation with Forum participants for the purpose of informing the UN General Assembly on the views of a wide range of stakeholders on this topic.

Moderator

  • Edric Selous, Director, United Nations Rule of Law Unit, Executive Office of the Secretary-General (USA)

Panelists

  • Luis Alfonso de Alba Góngora, Ambassador of Mexico to Austria; Permanent Representative of Mexico, International Organizations in Vienna (Mexico) -- INVITED
  • Irene Khan, Director-General, International Development Law Organization (Bangladesh)
  • Abidoun Williams, President, Hague Institute for Global Justice (Netherlands)
10:30

Justice Incubator Working Sessions: Part III

12:00

Luncheon

  • WJP Rule of Law Award
  • Poster Session open during second hour
14:00
16:30

Final Reports from Justice Incubator Working Sessions

17:30

Closing Keynote

18:00

Adjourn