7-10 , 2000
Democracy and the Rule of Law in a Changing World Order,
March 7-10, 2000, examined the relationship between the rule of
law and the spread of democracy in many parts of the world and looked
at how countries with differing legal traditions confront major
common problems under a constitutionally provided rule of law. Democracy
and the Rule of Law focused on seven significant areas of the
law where changing needs and evolving legislation create a dynamic
legal context, including transnational justice and national sovereignty;
corporate power, national sovereignty, and the rule of law in a
global economy; natural resources and the environment: individual
versus community interests; political status and democracy in multi-ethnic
and multi-racial states; the state and human rights; roles of women:
norms and cultures; religion, culture, and governance. The Law
Library of the Library of Congress and the New
York University School of Law were the symposium's cosponsors.
book, Democracy and the Rule of Law in a Changing World
Order, based on this symposium, will be published by
CQ Press, a division of Congressional Quarterly Inc., in early 2001.
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addition to support from the Library of Congress and the New York
University School of Law, the symposium was funded in part through
the generosity of Anthony and Beatrice Welters; The
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; William
S. Hein & Co.; Court
Record Services, Inc.; and, the Friends
of the Law Library (in association with gifts from the Fannie
Mae Foundation; O'Melveny & Myers LLP; the West Group; and LEXIS-NEXIS).