On June 1, 2017 the Institute of Legal Practice and Development hosted a public lecture under the theme “How digital destroyed democracy.” The Lecture was delivered by Professor Lawrence Lessig, a democratic presidential election candidate who competed with Hilary Clinton during the Democratic Party primaries in the USA elections.
Professor Lessig said “In this challenging situation, government needs to focus on less democracy, more governance.” What matters is the good governance based on the citizens’ choice than focus on foreign interference.
The Acting Rector of ILPD, Aimable Havugiyaremye said that the Institute has invited him as a scholar and expert in the field of law to share with ILPD Students who are legal professionals, some factors to be taken into account while drafting and implementing laws.
Students from different nationalities at ILPD attended the lecture and appreciated the speaker due to his vast knowledge and experience.
“There is much to thank in African democracy, like in Rwanda, People voted for the amendment of the constitution in a peaceful way. This may serve as a model to other nations.” Said, Hon. Muzora Amon, a postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice student from Uganda.
Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has received numerous awards, including the Free Software Foundation’s Freedom Award. During the last presidential election, he was a candidate of Democratic Party in USA.
Jean d’Amour SIBOMANA, Public Relations and Communications Officer/ILPD