Community of Democracies

18 August 2011

Wojciech Sadurski, Challis Professor of Jurisprudence, elected Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of Community of Democracies (CoD) - an international coalition of democratic states set up in 2000 in Poland at the initiative of Madeleine Albright and Bronislaw Gieremek, aiming at promotion of democratic rule and strengthening of democratic norms and institutions around the world.

"I like to think that, by chairing this body, I am doing some service to international visibility of Sydney Law School and the University of Sydney, and I will do my best to engage my Sydney colleagues in the activities of the Community," Professor Sadurski said.

"One of our current priority areas is Myanmar (Burma) (another being North Africa), and we have recently established working contact with Aung San Suu Kyi, who has in turn addressed the Community."

Professor Sadurski's term is four years.

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