As a modest actor on the world’s stage, Canada has long benefited from the rules-based international order. Yet almost daily, we hear of ways in which this system is breaking down, such as in trade, peace and security, human rights and the environment.
In this panel discussion, renowned experts in international law and justice consider key examples of the political and technological challenges facing the international legal order. They also share their thoughts on why this systemic breakdown is occurring, how it is dangerous and destructive, and how it could be beneficial to rebuild a more responsive, inclusive and just international order. Drawing on dramatic examples of contestation around the world, these experts provide insight into how the international order needs to evolve to bring us closer to a global system of justice for all.