On 19-21 September 2018, the third annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) was hosted by the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society of Leiden Law School at the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden, The Netherlands.
The theme of this edition of the conference, ‘Interfaces’, highlighted the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of the field of law and development. Over 120 researchers and practitioners from almost 30 countries participated in a combination of panels, plenary sessions and working groups, which were brought together by a focus on the role of law in addressing problems of development and governance, especially regarding access to justice.
Keynote lectures were delivered by Waheeda Amien (University of Cape Town), Stephen Golub (independent), Christian Lund (University of Copenhagen) and Jan Michiel Otto (Leiden University).
Once again, the conference was a valuable opportunity for researchers working on issues related to law and development worldwide to connect with each other and with the Law and Development Research Network. A set of recommendations was also produced, which will be relevant to both researchers and practitioners.
See Leiden University’s website for more conference news and documents
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(All photo credits: Bernardo Almeida)