The EPLO, having among its aims the promotion of public law and governance worldwide, in cooperation with the United Nations system, established a Global Rule of Law Commission, in the frame of its Global Rule of Law Initiative, which was launched in 2019 at the UN Headquarters.
The objective is to develop a comprehensive Global concept of the Rule of Law with respect to Universal Values and diversity, in a dialogue of civilizations. The Commission shall be available to all the nations to provide, if asked, advice and expertise on issues of Rule of Law.
A side event for the presentation of the commission, sponsored by the Permanent Representations of Greece, Italy, Mozambique and Portugal to the United Nations took place on 14 November 2022, at conference room 7 at the UN Headquarters in New York.
The event was welcomed by Mr Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel and by: Ambassador Maria Theofilie, Permanent Observer of Greece to the United Nations, Ambassador Maurizio Massari, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations, Ambassador Ana Paula Zacarias, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the United Nations and Mr Omar Remane, Sixth Committee delegate for Mozambique.
Keynote Speaker was the President of the Committee, Professor Giuliano Amato, former President at the Constitutional Court of Italy, former Prime Minister of the Italian Republic.
The event was chaired and moderated by Ambassador Barbara Faedda, Permanent Observer of EPLO to the United Nations NYC.
Mr. Ruben Eiras, the EPLO/ISD Blue Platform Coordinator during his visit to the EPLO facilities in Cascais with Ms Christina Deligianni from the Institute of Sustainable Development of the EPLO
The EPLO has formally established the Blue Accelerators Platform for Sustainable Ocean Economy (in brief: the EPLO/ISD Blue Platform), as part of the EPLO Institute for Sustainable Development, its seat being at the facilities of EPLO in Cascais, Portugal and aiming to contribute at the achievement of smart governance of the Ocean based on SDGs. The Institute for Sustainable Development of EPLO has been established with the aim to support all forms of Sustainable Development and the implementation of the SDGs, through policy, best practices, capacity building, training and research. Sustainable Blue Economy falls within its mandate, and this field is a key development sector for the European Union and the rest of the world, with the European Commission supporting Sustainable Blue Economy, and with an updated Action Plan of the Atlantic strategy Group.
Mr. Ruben Eiras, PhD, former Director General for Maritime Policy of the Ministry of the Sea of Portugal, has been appointed the EPLO/ISD Blue Platform Coordinator and visited the EPLO facilities in Cascais on Monday, July 20th, 2020 to officially launch the EPLO/ISD Blue Platform
Professor Spyridon Flogaitis, the Mayor of Cascais Carlos Carreiras, Professor Giuliano Amato and some of the greatest experts in European Law took part in the International Conference of Cascais
The EPLO Director, Professor Spyridon Flogaitis, the Mayor of Cascais, Carlos Carreiras, with Giuliano Amato, former Prime Minister of Italy
H.E. the President of the Portuguese Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa during his video message
The EPLO co-organized with the Municipality of Cascais on May 2 and 3, 2019 at Cascais Portugal an international conference on the broad thematic of “The European Union and its Citizens” in which were discussed “The Relevance and Value of European Integration” and “The Actions of the EU for its Citizens“. Ιn view of BREXIT and the upcoming elections for the European Parliament, this is definitely a crucial year for the European Union.
The EPLO is present in the area with its new premises located in the city of Cascais which have been kindly offered to the International Organization by the Republic of Portugal.