Annual Law and Development Research Network Conferences

2020: Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth

The 2020 LDRN conference will be postponed untill September 2021 due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

2019: Humboldt University, Berlin

Find more information and the call for papers here.  The deadline is 15 February 2019.

2018: Third Annual Law and Development Conference: Interfaces - Leiden

From 19 to 21 September, the Third annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network took place at the National Museum of Ethnology (Museum Volkenkunde) Leiden.

This three-day conference started on Wednesday 19 September and was organized and hosted by the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society of Leiden Law School. 128 scholars and practitioners from 29 different countries took part in the conference. The conference comprised a total of 77 paper presentations, six plenary sessions, and three working groups.

Find all information here.

2017: Two Conferences in one - Antwerp

Localizing Human Rights Roundtables

University of Antwerp | 19 - 20 September 2017

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

University of Antwerp | 20 - 22 September 2017

Recent economic and financial crises, the emergence of powerful “developing” economies, as well as massive migration waves, have changed the traditional paradigms of Law and Development. As a result, the traditional, geographically circumscribed focus should be re-formulated to prioritize the study of the needs of vulnerable groups.

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 is 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 of the Conference Days:

1) to create synergies and assess undetected connections in research on marginalized communities

2) to organize an exchange of expertise (South-North and South-South)

3) to establish a shared research agendain the longer term

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

2016: Law and Development: Past, Present, Future - Ostend

The 2017 conference built further on the 2016 Law and Development Conference: Past, Present, Future held in Ostend, Belgium