Welcome to Law and Development

The Law and Development research group unites researchers who study the role of law in enhancing human dignity and global justice, between and within States in North and South.

The  group takes a critical approach to law, and seeks to investigate what law actually ‘does’ in society, amongst others through interdisciplinary and empirical research.

It was founded in 2006, as one of the research groups of the faculty of law at the University of Antwerp. The Group runs annually a teaching programme on Sustainable Development and Global Justice.


Prof Koen De Feyter Stadscampus - Gebouw V
Venusstraat 23
2000 Antwerp
Tel. +32 3 265 58 82

  • 11
    Kick-off SUSTLAW 2019
    The fourth edition of the Sustainable Development and Global Justice International Training Programme (SUSTLAW) runs from 11 February to 3rd May and kicked-off with the introduction session and lunch by WOW Food.
  • 14
    Call for Papers
    LDRN 4th Annual Conference: "The Plurality of Law and Development" at Humboldt University, Berlin, 25 – 27 September 2019.
  • 10
    Launch Toolbox Business and Human Rights
    Experts from the Law and Development Research Group collaborated on the toolbox on business and human rights launched on 10 December 2018 by the Federal Institute for Sustainable Development (FIDO).
  • 27
    Cities, territories and the struggles for human rights: a 2030 perspective
    The international conference took place on the 26th-27th November at the university of Padua in collaboration with the Research Group on Law and Development.