Archive events 2009-2013
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
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.