Lessons to be learned from and for law and development doctrine in the context of global law
Presented by Professor Kimmo Nuotio, this seminar explores how the strengthening of the rule of law links with a variety of goals including the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The UN SDGs create a common reference to all legal orders with their distinctive concepts of rule of law, be they of common law type or civil law, French 'droit d'état' or German 'Rechtsstaat', or rule of law with Chinese characteristics. It is worth noting that a 'comparative approach' seems to be on the rise. Rule of law index has been introduced, and the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe has introduced a rule of law checklist.