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Center for Global Justice Hosts International Roundtable Discussion

By April 20, 2015Uncategorized
On April 16, 2015, Regent Law’s Center for Global Justice was honored to host an international roundtable discussion on the rule of law.

The Center partnered with Open World Host Committee of Norfolk Sister Cities Association to bring together judges, professors, and lawyers from the countries of Georgia, Japan, and the United States. Members included the Honorable Judge Morgan from the Eastern District of Virginia; the Honorable Judge Nakayama from Japan; Prof. Zedelashvili of Georgia’s Free University of Tbilisi’s School of Law; Mr. Meskhoradze, an Agent of the Government of Georgia to the European Court of Human Rights; and Regent Law Dean Jeffrey Brauch.  Regent Law professor Craig Stern, who serves as Executive Director for the Center of Global Justice, moderated the discussion.

After a tour of Regent’s courtrooms and library, the group discussed the development of Georgia’s legal system while transitioning from a former Soviet state to being an independent democratic country. After the fall of communism, Georgia faced a unique double challenge. They had to create a new governmental structure to fill in the power vacuum, while at the same time restrain that new government to protect individual liberty.

The Center was excited to facilitate the discussion and looks forward to continuing the international dialogue on the rule of law.

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