Edition 2016: Law and Development Research: Past, Present and Future

Oostende, Belgium: 22 - 23 September 2016


‘Law and development’, a field that once enjoyed strong momentum in research and policy-making, appears today to have broadened its scope but also to have become increasingly fragmented across various areas of law, e.g. human rights law, law and governance, investment and trade law, environmental law, security law and socio-legal research.

Purpose of the 2016 Law and Development conference

  • document the scope of law and development research in Europe; 
  • facilitate exchanges between scholars on relevant themes;
  • engage in an inquiry into whether  ‘law and development’ should remain as a distinct area of research.


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