On 26 and 27 April 2022, the Law and Development Research Group hosted a research school on human rights and global justice. The PhD school was a joint initiative of the universities of Antwerp, Lima, New Delhi, Padova and Pretoria. Over the two days, rich discussions were held on research topics and methodologies. Senior members of the partner institutions also delivered a lecture on a topic of their choice: Ashwanee Budoo (Pretoria) wondered ‘Does Africa need a new treaty on Violence Against Women?’; Daniel Mathew (New Delhi) talked about ‘Development, Democracy, and Digital Technology’, Victor Saco (Lima) offered ‘Starting points in researching on investment or international trade and its linkage to development’ and Paolo De Stefani (Padova) spoke to ‘The ‘vulnerability turn’ in human rights rhetoric, and its implications in the law and development field’.