Online registration open: third annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) | “INTERFACES” | Leiden, The Netherlands, 19 – 21 September 2018

Online registration is now open for the third annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN): “INTERFACES”, which will be hosted by the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, on 19 – 21 September 2018.

See more information and register here (early-bird rates apply until 31 May).

Law and Development: Theory and Practice | Humboldt University, Berlin | 6 – 7 July 2018

The Law and Development Institute, Humboldt University Faculty of Law, and Walter de Gruyter will host the conference “Law and Development: Theory and Practice” at Humboldt University, Berlin, on July 6 and 7, 2018.

Seventeen leading scholars from North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America will present papers over two days on:

– The Current Status of Law and Development scholarship
– General Theory of Law and Development and Its Application
– Enhancement and Protection of Economic and Social Interests
– Development Governance and the Role of Development Agencies in the Development Process

The conference is open to the general public, but registration is required.

For further information, please see the conference schedule and registration page.

Third annual Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) conference: launch of the conference website

The  conference website is now online for “Interfaces”, the third annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN).

The conference will be hosted at Leiden University, the Netherlands, on 19-21 September 2018.

Registrations will be opening soon – visit the conference website to plan your trip to Leiden and stay up to date.

Em. Prof. Upendra Baxi Masterclass & Honorary Degree at University of Antwerp – registrations open

Registration is now open for the masterclass led by Em. Prof. Upendra Baxi at the University of Antwerp on 29 March 2018 at 11h00 – 13h00, titled “Situating Human Rights in the Postpolitical Landscape”.  The masterclass will take place in conversation with Prof. Koen De Feyter (University of Antwerp) and Prof. Sam Adelman (University of Warwick).
The masterclass takes place on the occasion of Em. Prof. Baxi receiving an honorary degree for scientific merit from the University of Antwerp in recognition of his expertise in the theory and practice of human rights, and in the sociology of law in Asia. The degree ceremony will take place after the masterclass at 16h00.

The event is free but registration is obligatory.

More info on the masterclass  / register for the masterclass by 25 March

Info and registration for the honorary degree ceremony

First annual Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) PhD seminar: programme now available

The draft programme for “Resilience and Equality: Questions for the North and South” – the first annual PhD seminar of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) – is now available.

The seminar will take place on 11 – 15 June 2018 at the Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University, Åbo, Finland.

Applications are open until 30 March 2018.

Please see the PhD seminar website for more information.

Call for abstracts: Reassessing Poverty and Inequality: Theories, Representations and Approaches | Global Research Priorities on International Development Postgraduate Conference | University of Warwick, UK | 15 June 2018

The Global Research Priority (GRP) in International Development at Warwick University is organising its second postgraduate conference themed broadly around Inequality and international development. The conference will take place on 15 June 2018.

All postgraduate students are invited to submit their abstracts for oral and poster presentations. The deadline is 15 April 2018.

 See the conference website for the call for papers, submission guidelines, registration and updates.

 A limited number of bursaries are available for postgraduate students travelling from other parts of UK and from abroad. Please contact Miss Nina Slokar Boc (n.slokar-boc[at] for details. The organizers also intend to live stream the conference.

About the GRP in International Development, Warwick University:

International development is one of the University of Warwick’s research priorities. The University is addressing global challenges through our world-class multi-disciplinary research. The GRP in International Development seeks answers to urgent problems of poverty, inequality and social and economic change through multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach. Scholars ranging from engineering to social science focus on themes such as gender, health, human rights and the role of the private sector, technological innovation and grassroots empowerment. It is through critical analysis that the GRP in International  Development extends the theoretical and empirical boundaries that shape our understanding of international development.

Photos available from LDRN 2017 Conference

See photos from the 2nd annual LDRN Conference, hosted by the Law and Development Research Group at the University of Antwerp Faculty of Law – including the Localizing Human Rights Roundtables, the methodology workshop and the launch of the Law and Development Research Network.

LDRN Conference 2017 Antwerp

(All photo credits: University of Antwerp/Lani Fourie)

See here for more on the upcoming 2018 LDRN conference in Leiden