Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law

8 December 2021  15:00 - 17:00

Virtual Event | Organised by ABA Center for Global Programs | Held in United States of America in English
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In this side event to the Summit for Democracy, the ABA Center for Global Programs assembles legal experts and heroes from the front lines around the world to discuss the importance of judicial independence to the rule of law, which is indispensable to democracy. The panelists will identify threats to independent judiciaries and highlight advocacy efforts to strengthen these crucial institutions.

This event is divided into two parts. In part one, panelists describe current threats to judicial independence and courts serving as impartial tribunals to hold governments accountable for the transparent enforcement of rights. In part two, rule of law heroes will share their insights into protecting and preserving judicial independence and identify how the international community can support their efforts.

No CLE Credit.

Additional Panelists and Heroes to be announced and may be subject to change.

Registrations are first come, first serve.




  • Justice Conchita Carpio Morales, Retired Supreme Court Justice and Ombudsman of the Republic of the Philippines (Asia – Philippines)
  • Judge Elvira María Álvarez Olazábal (Latin America and the Caribbean – Peru)
  • Kamel Ayadi (Middle East and North Africa – Tunisia)