Brownbag Lunch- Reforming Justice: A Journey to Fairness in Asia

The Justice Reform Practice Group at the World Bank invites you to a discussion on Dr. Livingston Armytage’s new book, ‘Reforming Justice: a Journey to Fairness in Asia.’

DATE: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
TIME: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
VENUE: The World Bank, MC C2-131

Justice is fundamental to human well being and development. Over the past fifty years, development agencies have spent billions of dollars supporting legal and judicial reforms around the world. Official development assistance – foreign aid – has grappled with the challenges of improving ‘the rule of law’ through improving economic growth and good governance. But the results have usually been underwhelming and often dismal. The unmet challenge is to address mounting concerns about equity and distribution. In his new book, ‘Reforming Justice: a Journey to Fairness in Asia’, (Cambridge University Press: June, 2012), Dr. Livingston Armytage calls for justice to be positioned more centrally in evolving notions of equitable development. Building on new evidence from Asia, he argues that there is now an imperative to realign these reforms to promote justice as fairness and equity.


Christina Biebesheimer – Chief Counsel, Justice Reform Practice Group, LEGJR
Deborah Isser – Senior Counsel and Justice for the Poor Global Program Manager, LEGJR

To attend this event, please email Claudia Escobar ( by 5pm on October 22nd. The email should specify the proposed attendee’s full name, organization or street address, email address and a phone number at which the attendee may be contacted in person. Lunch will not be provided during this event.

 About the Speaker

 Dr. Armytage is a specialist in judicial and legal reform, advising governments, courts and international development agencies on improving justice systems around the world. He has worked in senior roles for major development agencies in more than 30 countries from Afghanistan and Azerbaijan to Haiti, Palestine, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea. Livingston is visiting fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre of International Law, University of Cambridge. He is Founding Director of the Centre for Judicial Studies, and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Sydney. His books include: Reforming Justice: a Journey to Fairness in Asia, Cambridge University Press, 2012; Searching for Success in Judicial Reform, Oxford University Press, 2009; Educating Judges: Towards a Model of Judicial Learning, Kluwer Law/Brill, 1996.

October 22, 2012 | Namati