CJ honoured to chair global summit on justice in Dubai
10 November 2014, 12:02
Nairobi – Chief Justice, Willy Mutunga has been honoured by the Global Agenda Council on Justice for 2014-2016 to chair its summit that kicked off on Monday in Dubai.
The summit seeks to improve the delivery of justice in a nation-based justice system, particularly in countries that have weak rule of law and where those in leadership exercise poor governance.
Among the issues to be discussed is the use of technology to facilitate effectiveness in the rule of law in addition to setting up a Global Fund for Access to Justice alongside establishing the Global Fund to fight HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Despite plans to set up these Funds, it has been proposed that such monetary initiative would be drawn on the UN Democracy Fund, which provides a strong framework for insulating budgets from the narrow priorities of member states while offering the legitimacy of a highly respected body.
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The network of Global Agenda Councils convenes 1 500 distinguished leaders from the government, business, international organisations, academia and civil society to challenge conventional thinking, develop new insights and create innovative solutions for key global, regional and industry challenges.
The council is the brain trust to the World Economic Forum. Each Council develops recommendations and integrates its findings into the activities of the World Economic Forum, such as the annual general meeting in Davos, Switzerland, scheduled for January 21 to 24, 2015.
Mutunga who left the country on Saturday for the Dubai summit is meeting other distinguished government officials including the former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
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