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Delaware Docket Newsletter
Summer 2009


Diversity Clerkship Program

     Justice Randy J. Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court was a featured panelist on May 30, 2009 at the Qatar Law Forum in Doha, Qatar. The title of the event was Global Commitment to the Rule of Law. The co-chairs were Lord Harry Woolf, the former Chief Justice of England, and Sir William Blair. The opening session began with a keynote address by Lord Nicholas Phillips, President-Elect of the Supreme Court of England. Lord Phillips’ remarks were followed by a panel discussion with eight Chief Justices from Qatar, Bahrain, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, South Africa and Uganda.

     Justice Holland’s session was entitled From Delaware to Doha: The Legal Environment Necessary for Corporate Centers and Thriving Financial Markets. Other panelists included the General Counsel of the World Bank, the Chief Justice of Dubai’s International Financial Centre Court and General Counsel of the Malaysia Securities Commission. The Qatar Law Forum was attended by 400 invited legal scholars and judges from around the world, including the Presidents of the European Court of Human Rights, the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

While Justice Holland was at the Qatar Law Forum, he appeared with Lord Woolf on a thirty-minute segment of the BBC World News program titled The Doha Debates, which was broadcast to an audience of 383 million people.

BBC World News

Pictured from left to right: Lord Harry Woolf, former Chief Justice of England; BBC World News Anchor; Lubna Qassim of the Dubai Economic Council; and Justice Randy J. Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court
Photography by Adrian Haddad

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