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U.S. Rule of Law Assistance: A Guide for Judges

Shawna Wilson
January 1, 2011
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Federal judges play an important role in many international rule of law projects carried out by the United States government. They provide commentary on constitutional law issues, assist with the drafting of judicial ethics codes, advise foreign judges on court management, and assist judicial councils with strategic planning. This guide, prepared by Shawna Wilson, Supreme Court Fellow at the Federal Judicial Center 2008-2009, provides an overview of how the U.S. government funds, designs, manages, and coordinates its rule of law initiatives, and describes the maze of U.S. agencies and programs in this field.