When the Global Rules Break Down: Insights and Ideas for the Future of International Law and Justice

Series: Speaker Series
April 16, 2019

When the Global Rules Break Down: Insights and Ideas for the Future of International Law and Justice

As a modest actor on the worlds 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.

From September to May each year, the CIGI Speaker Series are presented on important international topics to raise public awareness and understanding on a variety of current global issues. This series features some of the most prominent and acclaimed figures in their respective areas of global governance.
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