Upcoming Events

Save the Date for The Impacts of SDG16 – 13 February 2023

Latin American Event – February 2023

The Compact & Forum, in conjunction with the Brazilian Bar Association, are planning a day dedicated to the initiative in February 2023. The event in Brazil intends to bring together members from the Compact & Forum, bar associations from BRICS countries, Latin American law firms, and legal practitioners from around the world. The purpose is to discuss ways of strengthening the rule of law and access to justice related to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 through the Compact & Forum’s work.

You can find the Brazilian Bar Association’s comment on the event here. Stay tuned for more information in the following newsletter.

Past Events

4th Annual Board Meeting of the Compact & Forum

The Compact & Forum aims to host its 4th annual board meeting before the end of the year.

58th IABA Annual Conference (Virtual format) – 2 August – 5 August 2022

The World Justice Forum 2022 – The Role of Lawyers and Law Societies in Promoting Gender Justice

The Law Societies’ Compact & Forum for SDG 16 hosted a successful online session in the World Justice Forum 2022, on Thursday, June 2nd from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm (CET). The session, as the name describes, focused on the role of lawyers and law societies in achieving access to justice, particularly for women.

Our renowned speakers were:

  • Paul Prettitore – Senior Specialist at the World Bank (Moderator)
  • Stephanie Boyce – President of the Law Society of England and Wales
  • Julie Couturier – President of the Paris Bar Association
  • Francisca Pretorius – Adviser and Head of the Commonwealth Office of Civil and Criminal Justice Reform
  • Dr. J. Jarpa Dawuni – Executive Director of Institute for African Women in Law
  • Ian McDougall – Executive Vice President & General Counsel of LexisNexis

A first section of the session allowed the speakers to introduce themselves and to provide their perspectives on gender justice and equality. Thereafter, our moderator, Paul Prettitore, posed questions to the speakers on the following themes: closing gender gaps in the legal profession, addressing discriminatory legislation, the role of research and data in promoting gender equality, and current trends (people centered justice, working with non-lawyers). The speakers addressed such questions and likewise answered those from the audience which actively participated in the session. The session concluded with Paul Prettitore’ s conclusory remarks and appreciation to speakers and audience alike for their contributions and attendance.

More information on the session will be included in the following newsletter. To subscribe to our newsletter, please visit https://www.compactandforum.org/2022/05/26/compact-and-forum-newsletter-spring-2022/ or alternatively https://mailchi.mp/3ce18d44a0eb/compact-and-forum-newsletter-spring-2022.