“Law and Lawyers in the context of globalization for peace, development and independence of the judiciary” will be the theme of the 17th Congress of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) to be held in Vietnam for the first time from June 6 to 10.
|Chairman of the Vietnamese Lawyers’ Association, Pham Quoc Anh speaks to the media in Ha Noi on May 27. (Photo: VOV)|
Speaking to the media in Ha Noi on May 27, the chairman of the Vietnamese Lawyers’ Association, Pham Quoc Anh, said more than 200 Vietnamese lawyers and legal experts will be joined by hundreds of delegates from 90 countries at the congress at the My Dinh National Conference Center in Ha Noi.
On the conference agenda will be peace, combating terrorism, global issues, environmental protection, culture, and other issues.
The congress is open to all irrespective of whether they are members of IADL. They can also present papers on various topics, including outlawing nuclear and all other weapons of mass destruction, capital punishment, debt and the role of international financial institutions, alternative trade regimes to the World Trade Organization, combating poverty and hunger, preserving biodiversity, and victims of Agent Orange.
Established in 1946 and headquartered in Belgium, the IADL has members in 90 countries across the world. It holds its congress every four years.
The Vietnamese Lawyers’ Association, set up in 1955, has 40,000 members. Vietnam is an active member of the IADL, joining and supporting the world’s movements for peace.