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During the Final Day of The World Justice Forum, Participants to Develop Projects for Next Steps in Advancing the Rule of Law

VIENNA, AUSTRIA, July 4, 2008 – On Saturday, the final day of the World Justice Forum, Hilario G. Davide Jr., former chief justice of the Philippines and current Philippine ambassador to the United Nations, and William H. Neukom, president of the _, will summarize progress and developments made during the conference as they make closing remarks.

During the first part of the day, regional breakout sessions will be conducted, with participants developing concrete proposals to build the rule of law.  Several of these projects will be funded by the new Opportunity Fund announced earlier at the Forum.

The World Justice Forum, hosted by the World Justice Project, is being held at the Austria Center in Vienna.

Who:  Hilario G. Davide Jr., former Chief Justice of the Philippines, Manila; William H. Neukom, President, _

What:  Summary and Conclusion: Next Steps for the Rule of Law – Charge and Adjournment

When:  Saturday, July 5 3 p.m.

Where:  Austria Center, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, Vienna, Austria

The World Justice Project sponsors include the World Federation of Public Health Associations, People to People International, Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, the International Trade Union Confederation, the International Chamber of Commerce, Human Rights Watch, the Association of International Educators and the American Society of Civil Engineers.  The _, the world’s largest volunteer professional association, is a founding member of the project.

With more than 413,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

Learn More About:  World Justice Project