The topics and themes we will be exploring at the World Bar Conference 2018 include the following:

  • Constitutional democracy in South Africa: How has it fared after 25 years?
  • Choosing the Judges: The controversy continues.
  • The separation of powers: Can Judges (and ombuds) overreach? A comparison of experiences.
  • Will Rexit follow Brexit? Is there an African case for leaving the Treaty of Rome?
  • Regulation of the Bars: An international report card.
  • Race and gender transformation of the Bar and Bench: Is an all-black Bar the answer?
  • Race and gender transformation of the Bar and Bench: The gender battle – political correctness, or a necessary assault on male privilege?
  • The corrosion of attorney/client privilege: How real is the threat?
  • ADR: Developments in the past few years.
  • Is IT the last frontier for Bar and Bench?