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

  • 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.
  • 19
    Vacancy Research Professor
    The Faculty of Law and the Institute for Development policy (IOB) are seeking to fill a full-time vacancy for a Research professor in the area of sustainable development and environmental justice.