About the conference

The 2017 Law and Development Research Conference, hosted by the Law and Development Research Group, University of Antwerp, focused on perspectives from the Global South on the field of Law and Development. It was a first attempt to establish a North-South dialogue around three topics: sustainable development, the protection of vulnerable groups, and the need to use innovation and technology transfer for the benefit of vulnerable groups.

The objectives were:

  • to create synergies and assess undetected connections in research on marginalized communities
  • to organize an exchange of expertise (South-North and South-South)
  • to establish a shared research agenda in the longer term

As part of the Human Rights & Development Conference Days, the Law and Development Research Conference was held back-to-back with the Localizing Human Rights Roundtables.


Human Rights & Development Conference Days 2017

Localizing Human Rights Roundtables

  • UAntwerp
  • 19 - 20 September 2017

Law and Development Research Conference: A View from the Global South

  • UAntwerp
  • 20 - 22 September 2017

Supported by

VLIR-UOS logoBelgian Develpoment Cooperation logo Flanders EWI logo