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.


Åbo Akademi University, Institute for Human Rights

Åbo Akademi University, Institute for Human Rights

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]

Azim Premji University

Azim Premji University

Partner

Azim Premji University, India, conducts academic programmes dedicated to achieving meaningful interventions at the intersection of the domains of Law and Development. It emphasizes multi-disciplinary, empirically focused and ethically grounded research. The master’s programme in law and development aims to refocus law and legal education to the ethical resolution of critical public policy and governance problems. [More]

Fundação Getulio Vargas - São Paulo Law School (FGV Direito SP)

Fundação Getulio Vargas - São Paulo Law School (FGV Direito SP)

Partner

The São Paulo Law School of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil, was established in 2002 and is a leading institution in Brazil promoting Law and Development as an academic field. It maintains an innovative research program and high-quality teaching. Its main aim is to contribute to social and economic development by promoting critical knowledge at the graduate and postgraduate levels. [More]

Humboldt University - Faculty of Law

Humboldt University - Faculty of Law

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]

Leiden University - Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society

Leiden University - Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society

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]

National Law University, Delhi - Centre for Law, Justice and Development

National Law University, Delhi - Centre for Law, Justice and Development

Partner

Centre for Law, Justice and Development is a research centre functioning under the aegis of the National Law University, Delhi, India. Focussing on the interface of development discourse and legal discourse the centre seeks to analyse, revisit and engage with the varied notions prevailing within the two discourses with the aim to mould the discourses and their operationalisation in ways geared towards securing justice. [More]

Nelson Mandela University – Department of Public Law

Nelson Mandela University – Department of Public Law

Partner

The Department of Public Law at Nelson Mandela University, South Africa, contributes to the university’s status as a dynamic African university, recognised for its leadership in generating cutting-edge knowledge for a sustainable future. The Department is actively involved in teaching and engagement activities and focuses on research in issues linked to Law and Development, Social Justice, and International Humanitarian Law. It has close ties to the Research Chair in the Law of the Sea and Development in Africa. [More]

Tilburg University - School of Law

Tilburg University - School of Law

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]

Universidad Austral - School of Politics, Government and International Relations

Universidad Austral - School of Politics, Government and International Relations

Founding Partner

The School of Politics, Government and International Relations was set up 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]

University Centre of Brasilia

University Centre of Brasilia

Partner

The University Centre of Brasilia, Brazil, aims to create opportunities for the development of citizens capable of transforming society. Its research brings investment, commercial, constitutional and human rights law together with social justice, equality and development issues. The legal education programs stand out for their interdisciplinary perspectives and consideration of contemporary Brazilian social conundrums. [More]

University of Antwerp - Law and Development Research Group

University of Antwerp - Law and Development Research Group

Founding Partner

The Law and Development Research Group unites researchers who study the role of law in enhancing human dignity and global justice, between and within States in North and South. The group takes a critical approach to law.It was founded in 2006, as one of the research groups of the Faculty of Law at the University of Antwerp. [More]

University of Cardiff - Law and Global Justice Group

University of Cardiff - Law and Global Justice Group

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]

University of Pretoria - Centre for Human Rights

University of Pretoria - Centre for Human Rights

Partner

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa, is an internationally recognised university-based institution combining academic excellence and effective activism to advance human rights, particularly in Africa. It aims to contribute to advancing human rights, through education, research and advocacy. [More]

University of São Paulo – Faculty of Law

University of São Paulo – Faculty of Law

Partner

The University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, is one of the most important institutions of higher education and learning in Latin America. When it comes to law and development studies, USP Law Faculty (1827) is a key player - faculty is deeply involved, both in academic research and teaching, with Law and Development approaches and their variety of methods. [More]

University of the Witwatersrand – School of Law

University of the Witwatersrand – School of Law

Partner

The Wits School of Law has produced and continues to train Africa’s most prominent legal professionals. Based at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa, the School of Law houses three centres: the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS), the Mandela Institute (MI) and the Wits Law Clinic. CALS is focused on social justice and political transformation. MI on policy research, public policy and capacity building. The Wits Law Clinic offers free legal advice and serves as practical legal training for the School’s final year students. [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]