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Cherie Speaks at The World Justice Forum, Barcelona

"Good laws are not only in the interest of the Governments, but also the Corporates looking to expand into the Continent and build sustainable relationships there."

Earlier this week Cherie attended The World Justice Forum in Barcelona, in her capacity as founding member of the Africa Justice Foundation.

She was the keynote speaker to 500 multi discipline participants from all over the world, from Supreme Court Justices and religious leaders to engineers, school teachers, doctors and community activists.

Cherie spoke about the work of the Africa Justice Foundation, and the crucial role Law plays in the field of aid and international development:

"What I have also learnt from my work with the Africa Justice Foundation is that lawyers cannot effect change without partnership. Good laws are not only in the interest of the Governments, but also the Corporates looking to expand into the Continent and build sustainable relationships there. We work hand in hand with business."

She then briefly met with Hongxia Liu, Executive Director of the World Justice Project and with Lorie Conway and Hopewell Chin'ono, the producers of a documentary entitled Making the Case: Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law.

She was accompanied by Jonathan Kewley, a Board Member of the Africa Justice Foundation, who stayed on after her departure to promote their work.

To view the full speech click here