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Monday, 14 November 2022

EPLO announces the GLOBAL RULE OF LAW COMMISSION at the United Nations

The EPLO, having among its aims the promotion of public law and governance worldwide, in cooperation with the United Nations system, established a Global Rule of Law Commission, in the frame of its Global Rule of Law Initiative, which was launched in 2019 at the UN Headquarters. The objective is to develop a comprehensive Global concept of the Rule of Law with respect to Universal Values and diversity, in a dialogue of civilizations. The Commission shall be available to all the nations to provide, if asked, advice and expertise on issues of Rule of Law.

A side event for the presentation of the commission took place on 14 November 2022, at conference room 7 at the UN Headquarters in New York.

The event was welcomed by Mr Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel and by: Ambassador Maria Theofilie, Permanent Observer of Greece to the United Nations,  Ambassador Maurizio Massari, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations, Ambassador Ana Paula Zacarias, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the United Nations and Mr Omar Remane, Sixth Committee delegate for Mozambique.

Keynote Speaker was the President of the Committee, Professor Giuliano Amato, former President at the Constitutional Court of Italy, former Prime Minister of the Italian Republic.

The event was chaired and moderated by Ambassador Barbara Faedda, Permanent Observer of EPLO to the United Nations NYC.

The audience addressed also Ms Teresa Violante, Director of the Institute for the Global Rule of Law that functions as the Commission's secretariat and Professor Spyridon Flogaitis, Director of the EPLO.