The Rule of Law & Anti-Corruption Center organised an interesting discussion on the Rule of Law and Conflict Resolution at the Middle Temple on the 26th November 2018. The event was organised by Mizan Abdulrouf, a member of Church Court Chambers who is currently serving as Legal Counsel in Qatar to the Rule of Law & Anti Corruption Centre. Mizan was assisted in London by Colin Witcher of Chambers
The principle speaker was Senator George Mitchell (Former Northern Ireland and Middle East Peace Envoy) who was introduced by The Hon Mr Justice Robin Knowles CBE. The speakers were joined by;
Dr Ali bin Fetais Al Marri, (UN Special Advocate, President of the Rule of Law & Anti-Corruption Center Qatar, and Attorney General for the State of Qatar).
Drawing on his unrivalled experience in Ireland and the Middle East, Senator George Mitchell examined conflict resolution through the lens of the Rule of Law giving insightful commentary. The audience, including distinguished guests, were invited to consider how the Rule of Law has helped in the past and how those principles can guide resolution in the future of disputes in the world that lead to or risk conflict.
The conversation continued afterwards at a special dinner to honour and mark this historic occassion.
Chambers were honoured to have our Head of Chambers and Leader of the South Eastern Circuit Kerim Fuad QC and Lewis Power QC of Chambers International Crime Group at the event and dinner. They were accompanied by other Members of Chambers at the lecture including Shaun Esprit, Glenn Harris, Yasin Patel and Michael Polak.