Research in Law and Development: Common Features, Challenges and Lessons Learned?

The side event “Research in Law and Development: Common Features, Challenges and Lessons Learned?” will take place on Wednesday 20 September (14h00 - 17h30) at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Objective

The envisaged session on L&D research methodologies is embedded into the conference. The activity will take place on the final day of the LHR roundtables and will mark the start of the Law and Development Research Conference: Voices from the South.

The session will have two parts. In part I we will discuss whether or not we can identify a particular Law and Development research methodology. Do we need a common research methodology that then consequently denominates L&D research? Are there common features in every research project in the area of Law and Development? Is such research for example necessarily interdisciplinary and/or empirical? If Law and Development research has some common features do we then also have common challenges?

In the second part the session will focus on the actual implementation of different methodologies and the challenges that arise in their implementation.

Programme & Speakers

14:00 - 15:30             IS THERE A LAW AND DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGY?

                                    Gaby Oré Aguilar, Centre for Economic and Social Rights, USA                        

                                    Liliana Lizarazo-Rodríguez (University of Antwerp)

                                    Ellen Desmet (University of Ghent)

                                    Respondent: George Ulrich (European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation)

                                    Moderator: Stephan Parmentier (Catholic University of Leuven)

15:30 – 15:45           BREAK

15:45 – 17:15           EXPERIENCES FROM THE FIELD: CHALLENGES & LESSONS LEARNED

                                    Pascal Sundi (Université de Kongo, DRC)

                                    Devanshi Saxena, (University of Antwerp)

                                    Hoko Horii & Mies Grijns, (Leiden University)

                                    Nicolas Mabillard & Edward Van Daalen (University of Geneva)

                                    Respondent: Tine Destrooper, (New York University)

 

Attendance is free but registration is required. If you are interested in attending this event, please send an e-mail to hrdevdays@uantwerpen.be for more information. 

 

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