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WJF Rule of Law blog – Economic Development
Thank you to Jose Duran for his interesting discussion on the impact of used-product imports from developed countries on Bolivian manufacturers. His blog post is fascinating on many levels. I’d like to call out two in particular that strike me as being directly relevant to our discussions on the rule of law and economic growth. Read more »
I am a documentary filmmaker from Boston, Massachusetts, attending the conference with co-producer, Hopewell Chin'ono, from Harare, Zimbabwe. We are attending the conference to learn and to exchange ideas about our current film project which we are fundraising for. A brief summary of the film, Making the Case, Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law follows. We look forward to meeting you and discussing our project with you. Read more »
Greetings from the land of conflict and injustices: I am sorry if I am starting my greetings this way, but unfortunately this is a reality in my part of the world. I am so honored to be amongst you and can't wait to shake hands with each one of you (especially the ones who are going to be in my group “The Rule of Law and Fair Elections". I am looking forward to our few days together, to learn from you, from your experiences, share ideas and maybe somewhere along the way come up with some solutions.
Have a safe trip coming to Barcelona and when you go back!
Welcome to the beginning of what I hope will be an interesting and fruitful discussion of the role of the Rule of Law in economic growth and development. I come to this discussion very energized as a result of spending the last two days teaching several course modules on Intellectual Property Licensing and Technology Transfer at the International Development Law Organization in Rome. The 25 course participants are private lawyers, professors and government officials focused on intellectual property from 16 emerging markets around the world.
In preparation for WJF III, I reserved some time to ask the participants what their thoughts were about economic development and the rule of law, in particular what are the biggest roadblocks to economic development in their markets. Participants from Uganda, Bangladesh, Jordan and China focused in on labor and human rights issues, including: Read more »
I look forward for an interactive discussion on the role of youth in promoting the Rule of Law in their communities. Youth in many developing countries are the majority and they could play a critical role in stabilizing their countries by educating themselves, their peers, adults and younger youth about the value of implementing the Rule of Law, which will bring a long-term social, economic and political prosperity.
Few questions to launch the discussion: Read more »