Law, Justice, and Development Week 2015

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November 17, 2015 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Event Summary | 活动纪要

LJD Week 2015 explored the role of Governance and the Law in the social and economic advancement of nations, with a focus on the value of law in producing sustainable development outcomes, in expressing justice, and in serving as a catalyst for justice from different perspectives.

On Tuesday November 17th, CGCP Director Dr. Mei Gechlik moderated an interactive LJD Week panel titled The Role of ‘Precedents’/Guiding Cases in the Effective Application, Interpretation, and Implementation of Law: Comparative Experiences from China, Japan, Kenya, and the United States. Drawing on the groundbreaking 2010 decision of the Supreme People’s Court of China to establish a system for the selection and re-issuance of certain Chinese court judgments as “Guiding Cases” with de facto binding effect, this panel shared insights from common and civil law jurisdictions at different stages of development to demonstrate the successes and challenges of the use of “precedents”/guiding cases to ensure that the law is effectively applied, interpreted, and implemented, thus producing sustainable development outcomes.

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Photos from the event:

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All panelists (from left to right): James McManis, Judge Toshiaki Iimura, Dr. Mei Gechlik, Hon. Lady Justice Njoki Ndungu, Judge John M. Walker, Jr.
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Dr. Mei Gechlik, Founder and Director, China Guiding Cases Project, Stanford Law School
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Judge Toshiaki Iimura, Former Chief Judge, Intellectual Property High Court of Japan
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Hon. Lady Justice Njoki Ndungu, Judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya
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Judge John M. Walker, Jr., United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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James McManis, Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL); Co-Chair of the IATL China Program