US embassy cable - 02ROME981

IDLI ASSEMBLY OF MEMBER STATES: CHANGES TO CONSTITUTION

Identifier: 02ROME981
Wikileaks: View 02ROME981 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Rome
Created: 2002-02-26 14:52:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: AORC EAID KDEM IDLI
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
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UNCLAS ROME 000981 
 
SIPDIS 
 
FROM FODAG 
 
STATE FOR IO/EDA ROSE BERSTEIN AND L/UNA 
USAID FOR MIKE MIKLAUCIC 
 
E.O. 12958:  N/A 
TAGS: AORC, EAID, KDEM, IDLI 
SUBJECT:  IDLI ASSEMBLY OF MEMBER STATES: CHANGES TO 
CONSTITUTION 
 
 
1.  SUMMARY.  THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW INSTITUTE 
(IDLI) ASSEMBLY OF MEMBER STATES WILL MEET MARCH 20, 
2002.  THE MEMBER STATES WILL BE ASKED TO APPROVED TWO 
CHANGES TO IDLI'S BASIC STATUTES.  MISSION RECOMMENDS 
                       UNCLASSIFIED 
 
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SUPPORT FOR THESE CHANGES.  END SUMMARY. 
 
2.  THE IDLI ASSEMBLY OF MEMBER STATES WILL MEET MARCH 
20, 2002 IN ROME. MEMBERS WILL BE ASKED TO APPROVE TWO 
CHANGES TO IDLI'S "ESTABLISHMENT AGREEMENT" (FULL TEXT 
AND MEETING AGENDA FAXED TO IO/EDA ROSE BERSTEIN 
2/25/02): 
 
1) CHANGE NAME TO INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW 
ORGANIZATION (VICE INSTITUTE) IN ORDER TO CORRECT COMMON 
MISPERCEPTION THAT IDLI IS CONNECTED TO AN ACADEMIC 
INSTITUTE. 
 
2) PROVIDE A SPECIFIC MANDATE FOR RULE OF LAW AND GOOD 
GOVERNANCE: WHEN IDLI WAS FOUNDED 18 YEARS AGO, ASSISTING 
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES TO NEGOTIATE INTERNATIONAL 
COMMERCIAL AGREEMENTS WAS ITS PRIMARY FUNCTION.  WHILE 
THIS REMAINS AN IMPORTANT PART OF IDLI'S WORK, THE LEGAL 
AND JUDICIAL REFORM AGENDA HAS PROVIDED NEW OPPORTUNITIES 
TO WORK ON RULE OF LAW AND GOOD GOVERNANCE IN PURSUIT OF 
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.  IDLI'S CURRENT WORK PROGRAM IS 
VERY MUCH ENGAGED IN RULE OF LAW ISSUES.  THE PRESENT 
ESTABLISHMENT AGREEMENT IS BROAD ENOUGH TO ENCOMPASS WORK 
ON SUCH MATTERS, BUT THE IDLI BOARD OF DIRECTORS FELT 
THAT IDLI SHOULD HAVE A MORE SPECIFIC MANDATE IN ORDER TO 
PROVIDE LEADERSHIP IN ITS FIELD. THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO 
ARTICLE II (PURPOSES AND ACTIVITIES) MAKE THIS MANDATE 
CLEAR. 
 
3.  THE CHANGE WILL COME INTO EFFECT UPON RECEIPT BY THE 
DEPOSITARY OF NOTIFICATIONS BY A THREE-FOURTHS MAJORITY 
                       UNCLASSIFIED 
 
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OF STATE PARTIES TO THE ORIGINAL AGREEMENT THAT THE 
FORMALITIES REQUIRED BY THE NATIONAL LEGISLATION OF SUCH 
PARTIES WITH RESPECT TO THIS AMENDMENT HAVE BEEN 
ACCOMPLISHED. 
 
4.  UNLESS ADVISED OTHERWISE, MISOFF WILL REPRESENT USG 
AT THE ASSEMBLY OF MEMBER STATES AND WILL SUPPORT 
PROPOSED CHANGES TO IDLI ESTABLISHMENT AGREEMENT. 
HEILEMAN 
 
                       UNCLASSIFIED 
 
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 2002ROME00981 - Classification: UNCLASSIFIED 


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