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Introductory Remarks By Kimberly Brown

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 March 2021

Kimberly Brown
Associate Director, Rule of Law Program, The Carter Center.
Fatema Sumar
OxFam America.


This session explored the compatibility of some of the world's most prominent international organizations and legal regimes with three Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls); SDG 10 (Reduce inequality within and among countries); and SDG 16 (Promote peaceful and inclusive societies, access to justice, and accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels). Panelists reflected on whether international legal rules and organizations addressed or hindered these goals across three dimensions.

Does International Law Make the World More Equal?
Copyright © The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of The American Society of International Law.

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This panel was convened at 2:15 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2020, by its moderator Kimberly Brown, Associate Director, Rule of Law Program, The Carter Center, who introduced the panelists: Catherine Gibson of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; Fatema Sumar of Oxfam America; and Chantal Thomas of Cornell University Law School.