Reforming Justice: A Journey to Fairness in Asia

Friday, October 26, 2012
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Nye A Conference Room (Taubman Building, floor 5)


Reforming Justice:
A Journey to Fairness in Asia


a presentation by


Livingston Armytage, Ph.D.

Director, Centre for Judicial Studies, Australia
Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Sydney 

Overview:Livingston Armytage, Reforming Justice

Over the past fifty years, development agencies have spent billions of dollars grappling with the challenge of improving "the rule of law" through improving economic growth and good governance with often dismal results. The unmet challenge is to address mounting concerns about equity and distribution. In his presentation, Dr. Armytage will call for justice to be positioned more centrally in evolving notions of equitable development. Building on new evidence from Asia, he argues that it is time to realign these reforms to promote justice as fairness and equity. 

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.

Co-Sponsored by:

  • Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

  • The Human Rights Program of the Harvard Law School

  • The Law in Development Society