Date: September 10, 2020
TAIPEI, TAIWAN, Sep 10, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – In the advent of challenges posed by critical issues such as climate change, global pandemics and social justice, what can civilians in the modern era, those without power and resource, do to help? To look into this question, the Tang Prize Foundation, in collaboration with National Taiwan University, present the 2020 Tang Prize Masters' Forum : The Rule of Law, from 10:30 to 13:00 (GMT+8) Taiwan time on September 21.
Three non-governmental organizations (NGOs), joint winners of the 2020 Tang Prize in Rule of Law, the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association, Dejusticia: the Center for Law, Justice and Society, and The Legal Agenda will speak on the topic, "Exploring the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in Contemporary Civil Society," sharing their experience in mobilizing civil society to facilitate the application of law and to change the world for the better. The awardees are praised for utilizing strategic litigation, education and advocacy to advance legal institutions and protect socially vulnerable populations, in the milieus where the foundations of rule of law are under severe challenge.
The Foundation hopes this Forum will be an opportunity for members of modern society who have long been concerned about public issues, including civil servants, experts and social advocate groups, to get together and form a deeper understanding of how these three organizations tap into the potential of civil society, and combine academic research and social activism to further the rule of law. [FULL STORY]