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Julio Faundez

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Emeritus Professor

Legal and Judicial Reform; Governance and Democracy; International Law


Professor of Law, LCJ (Catholic University, Chile), LLM and SJD (Harvard). Co-editor in Chief of the Hague Journal on the Rule of Law (Cambridge University Press) Editor of book series Law, Development and Globalization (Routledge-Cavendish Press) Julio Faundez teaches international economic law and his main research interest is in the area of law and governance. He has written extensively on legal and judicial reform and has evaluated legal reform projects for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. He has advised several national agencies and international institutions, including the DFID (UK), the ILO, UNDP, UNCTAD, IADB and the World Bank. He acted as counsel and advocate for the Republic of Namibia in the Case Concerning Kasikili/Sedudu Island (International Court of Justice, 1999). He has advised the Governments of South Africa and Namibia on affirmative action and the Republic of South Korea on Free Trade Agreements. He recently participated in the World Justice Forum organised by the American Bar Association (Vienna 2008). He has recently completed two major reports: one for the ILO on International Labour Standards, Labour Law and Micro and Small Enterprises and the other for the World Bank on judicial reform in Sudan.