Partner Institutions


Partner institutions should have at least three staff members who are involved in research on law and development, and commit ‘to organizing activities under the auspices of the Law and Development Research Network’. A partner institution could be a center, an institute, a research group, a department or perhaps even a faculty with the relevant expertise in law and development.

Individual researchers are welcome to apply for individual membership , even if their institution is not an LDRN partner.


Universiteit Antwerpen

Universiteit Antwerpen

Founding Partner

The University of Antwerp is a young, dynamic and forward-thinking university. It integrates the assets of its historic roots with its ambition to contribute positively to society. The University of Antwerp develops, provides access to and disseminates scientific knowledge through research, teaching and service to society. It carries out these tasks in a spirit of academic freedom and responsibility. [More]

University of Warwick Law School

University of Warwick Law School

Founding Partner

Established in 1968, now with over 1000 students and 70 full-time staff, we have evolved into one of the leading Law Schools in the UK. Our teaching standards and research quality consistently receive high ratings, and we maintain a strong research culture with all staff actively researching in their preferred areas. [More]

Law and Global Justice Group, University of Cardiff

Law and Global Justice Group, University of Cardiff

Founding Partner

Cardiff Law and Global Justice was established in 2016 within Cardiff University. It supports a lively research programme, including an international doctoral studies cohort, and delivers teaching on law and development and global justice at postgraduate and masters levels. [More]

Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Leiden University

Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Leiden University

Founding Partner

The VVI seeks to advance knowledge of the formation and functioning of legal systems in their social contexts, the impact of these systems on society and vice versa, their effectiveness in governance, and their contribution to development. [More]

Institute of Human Rights, Åbo Akademi

Institute of Human Rights, Åbo Akademi

Founding Partner

The Institute for Human Rights is a research institute founded in 1985, and is situated in the Faculty of social sciences, business and economics at Åbo Akademi University.Its principal aim is to promote research, provide education and disseminate information relating to the protection of human rights. [More]

Faculty of Law, Humboldt University

Faculty of Law, Humboldt University

Founding Partner

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International Institute of Social Studies

International Institute of Social Studies

Founding Partner

Based in The Hague, the Netherlands, the ISS was founded in 1952 as a Graduate School of Development Studies. ISS has well-established interdisciplinary research and graduate-level teaching programmes that mainly target international students. Issues in the realms of law and development, including human rights, are currently researched within the Globalization, Law and Social Justice Research Group. [More]

Escuela de Política, Gobierno y Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Austral

Escuela de Política, Gobierno y Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Austral

Founding Partner

The School of Politics, Government and International Relations was setup in 2015 with the mission of contributing to the improvement of institutional quality and public and social management of Argentina, and the region, by carrying out research activities, teaching and training linked with public policies. [More]

School of Law, Tilburg University

School of Law, Tilburg University

Founding Partner

The research conducted within Tilburg Law School is aimed at social relevance and provides students with the tools and skills to study and deal with current issues at an academic level. [More]