LOTF2011 | Joris Demmink | Opening Forum


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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


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  • LOTF2011 | Joris Demmink | Opening Forum

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