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INTERFACES: 3rd annual Conference of the Law & Development Research Network


3rd annual Conference of the Law & Development Research Network

The 3rd annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) will take place at the National Museum of Ethnology (Museum Volkenkunde) Leiden. It is organised by the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society (Leiden University), within the partnership of LeidenGlobal. The intention of the conference is bringing together researchers from the Global South and North who are interested in law and development.

The conference aims in particular to look at the role of law in addressing problems of development and governance. The key problems of development with which we are concerned are insecurity, poverty, inequality, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation, social oppression, cultural alienation. In terms of governance, we look at issues such as failing states, authoritarianism, public mismanagement, corruption, and legal uncertainty. Such problems are even more complex in fragile and conflict-affected settings where state institutions are not able to provide justice and security to their citizens and where non-state actors may - take over these functions.

The conference is meant to create synergy between the different partners within the network and beyond. It is open to participants from partner institutions as well as other interested academics and practitioners. It is meant to inspire, to meet, discuss and develop research and solutions.

The 3 day programme can be found here.

An overview of the panels & papers can be found here

For more information and registration please visit the Leiden Law Conferences Website