Human Rights Inside and Outside | International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague | 31 May – 1 June 2018

The Integrating Normative and Functional Approaches to the Rule of Law and Human Rights (INFAR) Research program at Erasmus School of Law and the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam are hosting a conference on human rights at ISS.

Human rights are a core normative idea for law, but need to be instrumentalized/mobilized by various actors in order to function. The conference brings together an international mix of scholars to address related questions in a socio-legal context, and focuses on four thematic areas: the law and politics of citizenship, constitutional crises and contestation, rethinking corporate social responsibility, and realizing rights in extractive industries. A keynote address will be delivered by Professor Jonathan Klaaren of the University of the Witwatersrand on 1 June.

See the programme and register here.

Tilburg University PhD Workshop on Citizenship and Statelessness | 29 October – 1 November 2018 | Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Tilburg University offers a 4-day intensive workshop for early career researchers working on statelessness, citizenship, and related issues. The workshop includes in-depth discussions with leading experts in the field, peer learning through a 2-day conference, skills development, and network and community building activities. This includes research-oriented workshops, a publishing opportunity, and media and valorization training.

Register here by 4 June 2018.

More information about the workshop will also be shared on the Statelessness and Citizenship PhD Network on Facebook.

Any further questions can also  be sent to phdworkshopstatelessness[at]gmail[dot]com.


Cardiff-Warwick PhD Workshop on Law and Development | 11 – 12 May 2018 | Warwick University, UK

The law schools at Warwick and Cardiff universities will hold a PhD workshop on the theme “Law and Development.”

The workshop is organised by doctoral students from the two schools and is the first in a series of annual gatherings. This year’s workshop will take place at Warwick University on 11-12 May 2018

Fifteen PhD candidates from both universities will participate in the workshop though the submission and presentation of 4,000 word articles, sharing their experiences of being PhD researchers. The workshop proceedings are expected to be published through an issue-specific newsletter or blog after the workshop.

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.