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Law of the Future 2011
23 & 24 June 2011, Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands

Title: Opening Law of the FUture Forum 2011
By: Joris Demmink

www.lawofthefuture.org

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LOTF2011 | Joris Demmink | Opening Forum LOTF2011 | Joris Demmink | Opening Forum Presentation Transcript

  • Joris Demmink Acting Chair of the HiiL Supervisory Board, Secretary-General Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice
  • Law of the Future Conferences
    • 2007: Further Conceptualisation and Practical Progress on Building Coherent and Effective Rule of Law Programmes and Strategies
    • 2008: The Changing Role of Highest Courts in an Internationalising World
    • 2009: Globalisation, the Nation-State and Private Actors: Rethinking public-private cooperation in shaping law and governance
    • 2011: How will law evolve over the next 20 years?
  • Law of the Future Signposting the legal space of the future
  •  
    • Rule of law is now shaped in a complex relationship between the national
    • and the international levels, which can both hold each other hostage and reinforce each other.
    HiiL Research | Internationalisation of rule of law
    • By creating standards to measure what we are actually trying to achieve with rule of law we might
    • be able to more effectively shape rule of law in a global environment .
    HiiL Research | Internationalisation of rule of law
    • Private regulation should be considered more as a complement, or a pre-stage, of public regulation than an alternative thereto.
    HiiL Research | Internationalisation and the role of private actors
    • Highest Courts
    • Highest national courts should
    • have more room to apply and interpret international law.
    HiiL Research | Internationalisation and the role of courts
    • Based on the EU experience we can say that it takes quite some effort to get national judges to truly work with international law.
    HiiL Research | Internationalisation and the role of courts
    • International law should not
    • take precedence over national
    • law and its constitutional
    • limitations of power.
    HiiL Research | Internationalisation and constitutionality
    • Norm-setting by public actors outside formal institutions and frameworks is increasing.
    • What does that mean for rule of law?
    HiiL Research | Internationalisation and constitutionality
    • Diverging rules, which allow people to make choices between various regimes, may satisfy a greater number of law users
    HiiL Research | Internationalisation and constitutionality
    • The biggest contribution to enhancing the international criminal justice system lies in better aligning procedural rules at the national and international level.
    HiiL Research | Internationalisation and international crime
  • Government, Business, Civil Society and Academia Exploring and exchanging views on the challenges of the law of the future Law of the Future Forum
  • Law of the Future Joint Action Programme 2030