Archive events 2009-2013

18-20/03/2013 Doctoral Seminar on Global Multilevel Governance: Constitutionalisation or Plurality?

The UA research groups on 'Government and Law' and 'Law and Development' jointly organized a doctoral seminar which brought together PhD students, postdocs and senior experts for the discussion of propositions and methodology of research within the domain of either globalization, multilevel governance or constitutionalism. The purpose of the event was to sharpen presentation skills and a critical attitude, to reflect about methodology and to encourage intra-disciplinary collaboration in the fields of constitutional, European and international law. 

International and external experts were: Michal Bobek (College of Europe, Bruges), Kathleen Cavenaugh (National University of Ireland, Galway), Rob van Gestel (Tilburg University and European University Institute) and Koen Lemmens (Catholic University Leuven)

UA experts were: Koen De Feyter, Patricia Popelier, Wouter Vandenhole, Ellen Desmet and Marta Simoncini

Date: 18-20 March 2013
Venue: Mondo Hotel Ostend, Leon Spillaertstraat 1, Ostend, Belgium

14/03/2013 Human Rights Integration International Expert Seminar

On 14 March 2013, experts from different disciplines will share their experiences on empirical human rights research. The seminar will function as a kick off for various case studies on how rights holders navigate through the complex architecture of human rights law. 
The seminar is the first annual international expert seminar of the IAP "The Global Challenge of Human Rights Integration: Towards a Users' Perspective" (HRI), and is organised by the Law and Development Research Group of the University of Antwerp. 

30/07-24/08/2012 Human Rights for Development (HR4DEV)

What are the potential and limits of human rights for development? What is the added value of children’s rights’ approaches to global problems such as poverty, environmental challenges, armed conflict and migration? These are some of the questions that were be addressed in the HR4DEV course, from a critical and interdisciplinary perspective. 

The training programme consisted of a general part (two weeks on human rights and development), and a thematic part (two weeks on children's rights and globalization). It targeted 'leaders of the future' in practice, policy and academia, from South and North. 

HR4DEV is a joint initiative of two Flemish interuniversity partnerships: the Flemish Interuniversity Research Network on Law and Development (LAW&DEV) and the Children's Rights Knowledge Centre (KeKi), in cooperation with the Institute of Development Policy and Management (University of Antwerp)

4/06/2012 LAW&DEV Expert Seminar

On 4 June 2012, the Interuniversity Network on Law and Development (LAW&DEV) organized its second yearly research day in Antwerp.

The programme includes a roundtable discussion on ecocide, led by Ms. Louise Kulbicki (Legal Coordinator Eradicating Ecocide). 

10-11/05/2012 International Expert seminar on Law, Power-sharing and Human Rights

An expert seminar at which authors presented their papers took place on 10 & 11 May 2012 at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. The seminar aimed to bring together a range of academics, researchers and practitioners to investigate and discuss the human rights dimension of contemporary power sharing practices in sub-Saharan Africa. Selected papers from the seminar were published in a special issue of the Internation Journal of Human Rights.

19-21/05/2011 International Stock-Taking Conference Beyond Territoriality: Globalisation and Transnational Human Rights Obligations

From 19-21 May , GLOTHRO held  a conference in Antwerp, Belgium. The conference was be an inter-disciplinary conference on globalisation and the disempowerment of the state (from government to governance), and how these developments affect legal regimes, in particular that of human rights. This conference seeked to take stock of the current state-of-the-art of scholarship on the impact of globalisation on the division of power among States and other powerful actors, including but not limited to transnational corporations and international organisations. It also provided an overview of a variety of regimes in international law that aim at accommodating shared responsibilities of different powerful players.

26-27/11/2010 Children and Armed Conflict: the Interplay between Human Rights Law and International Law

On 26 and 27 November 2010, the UNICEF Chair in Children's Rights and the Law and Development Research Group organized an international expert seminar on 'Children and Armed Conflict: the Interplay between Human Rights Law and International Law' in preparation of a theme issue of the international peer-reviewed journal Human Rights & International Legal Discourse.

22-23/10/2009 Rehabilitation and Reintegration of War-Affected Children

On the 22nd and 23rd of October 2009 the international interdisciplinary conference "Rehabilitation and Reintegration of War-Affected Children", co-organized by Prof. Wouter Vandenhole, took place in Brussels. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the international interdisciplinary conference zoomed in on the rehabilitation and reintegration of war-affected children.