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The Elders debate ethical leadership (part 2)

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"There is good reason for young people in our world today to protest" – Mary Robinson In part two of their ethical leadership debate, the Elders discuss accountability and governance in Africa, egalitarianism, and the role of protest movements worldwide.


Are people more powerful than governments? Is egalitarianism a key characteristic of an ethical leader? Does the International Criminal Court still have credibility? And who are the exemplary African leaders today?

In Cape Town on 30 October, The Elders partnered with Al Jazeera for a debate on ethical leadership. In the second panel Martti Ahtisaari, Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson discuss leadership in Africa, the credibility of the International Criminal Court, and the potential for protest movements to bring about a more equitable world.

Moderated by South African journalist Redi Tlhabi, part two of the debate was broadcast on Al Jazeera's South2North programme. 

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