J20: Supreme court presidents and judges from G20 countries to discuss judicial system challenges

The meeting will bring together supreme court heads and international judges from over 20 countries on Tuesday and Wednesday in Buenos Aires. Human rights and justice, sustainable development and the global democracy are high on the agenda.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, presidents and leading judges from international and supreme courts will take part in the first meeting of the J20 in Buenos Aires.

Within the framework of the G20, the meeting will bring together judges from Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, as well as representatives from Inter-American, Caribbean, African, European and UN courts, to share experiences and discuss key challenges in judicial systems today.

“As this is the first meeting of its kind, it will help us compare and share the experiences of supreme courts with very differing judicial systems,” said Carlos Rosenkrantz, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Argentina, before the meeting.  “In spite of these differences, we face similar challenges when it comes to the pursuit of justice and improving the services we provide,” he added.

Rosenkrantz will inaugurate the event at the Alvear Icon Hotel. This opening session is open to the press. The rest of the agenda will be held behind closed doors at the CCK and will include a series of international panels and workshops led by federal and national judges.

The panels will focus on rights and justice, sustainable development, the strengthening of the rule of law, judicial reforms, global democracy and global markets, justice and gender, and the role of justice in the fight against drug-trafficking.

Ricardo Lorenzetti, former Chief Justice and present Justice of the Supreme Court of Argentina, will chair the meeting’s closing session.