September 2014

World Bar Conference

4 September 2014


Perhaps the most prestigious event on the 2014 legal calendar will be the World Bar Conference in Queenstown 4-6 September, the first time this biennial event will be held in New Zealand. The Foundation is contributing $50,000 towards bringing 10 international speakers to the event, themed around the topic “Advocates as Protectors of the Rule of Law”.

Confirmed speakers at the conference include Lord Dyson, UK Master of the Rolls; Justice Robert Jay, leading counsel in the Levinson phone hacking enquiry; Sir Christopher Greenwood, Judge in the International Court of Justice; Singapore Chief Justice Menon; and Chief United States Court of Appeal Judge Alex Kozinsky.

Other international presenters include leading Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, former Hong Kong Bar Association head Russell Coleman, and former UK Bar Association head Stephen Hockman.

Around 220-240 delegates are expected to attend the conference from bar association member countries. Further information and registration details can be found on this web site.

The Law Foundation is contributing up to $50,000 to bring international speakers to the World Bar Conference