New world leaders have joined the World Law Foundation Board of Trustees

Prominent personalities from the legal and business world have joined the leadership of the global campaign to promote the Rule of Law carried out by the World Law Foundation, the executive arm of the World Jurist Association.

Chaired by Javier Cremades, the Board of Trustees of the World Law Foundation (WLF) is made up of highly prestigious jurists from all continents. The Board gathered to appoint new members and to discuss the most recent projects on international governmental advisory and the holding of the next World Law Congress Dominican Republic 2025. Figures of the stature of Viviane Reding, vice president of the WLF and first Commissioner for Justice of the European Union, Hanna Suchocka former Prime Minister of Poland, Kari Kuusiniemi President of the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland, José Igreja Matos President of the International Association of Judges, participated in the meeting.

Appointments to the Board of Trustees include Abdulaziz Othman Sager, international political and security strategist, president of the Gulf Research Center; Aldo Scaringella, president of LC PUBLISHING GROUP, leader in legal publications in Europe and Latin America; Arni Thorsteinson, President of Shelter Canadian Properties, and Chair of the IDEA Committee at the Asper School of Business of the University of Manitoba; Gabriela Rachadell, partner and member of the Executive Committee of InterJuris Abogados, one of the 50 Key Women in Energy – Global Award; Gidon Rotteveel, CEO of Delka Talents, leader in digital marketing and influence; José Ramón Bauzá, member of the European Parliament and former president of the Government of the Balearic Islands; Peter Jupp, CEO of PBJ Holdings;  Ricardo Ríos Ferrer, president of the General Council of Mexican Lawyers; Timothy Danis, President of Risk Consulting Partners; and Toni Fickentscher, legal advisor at the Nuremberg High Court.

The World Law Foundation was created in Madrid in 2019 as the executive arm of the World Jurist Association, an NGO in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), founded in Washington in 1963 as a free and open forum in which Judges, lawyers, academics, and other professionals from around the world work cooperatively to strengthen and expand the Rule of Law and its institutions in nations worldwide.

With these appointments, the structure of both institutions is strengthened, as they begin their campaign to organize the 29th edition of the World Law Congress that will take place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on May 4-6, 2025. This prestigious congress brings together to more than three hundred world-leading panelists and speakers, including heads of State, judges of supranational, supreme and constitutional courts, academics, lawyers, businessmen and students, to discuss topics as varied and current as the regulation of artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies and their impact on the banking system, sustainability, interreligious conflicts and world peace, and freedom of expression, in more than forty varied panels.

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