Global Forum on Law Justice and Development
Generating Innovative Legal Solutions to Development Challenges

Highlights

October 21, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Events
The Law and Development Institute (LDI), currently affiliated with Emory University School of Law, and University Austral, a leading Argentine university, co-host the 2016 Law and Development Conference. The conference encourages the participation of scholars and experts from the Global South, as well as from the Global North. We welcome contributions from scholars and practitioners in all relevant fields, including law, economics, development studies, international studies and human rights, which would address, broadly, any of the aforementioned topics. Papers will be selected by blinded peer-review. We ask all interested speakers to submit one-page paper abstracts by December 1, 2015. Abstract Submission: December 31, 2015. Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2016. Final Selection of Speakers: February 1, 2016. Full Paper Submission: June 30, 2016
May 16, 2016 to May 20, 2016

The Law and Development Institute, in collaboration with Emory University School of Law, offers the Certificate in Law and Development (CLD) Program, a short-term training course in law and development for government officials from both developing and developed countries, professionals from international organizations and NGOs, lawyers, consultants, and students interested in learning the role of law, legal frameworks, and institutions (LFIs) for economic development.

February 10, 2016
Events
Agribusiness concerns industries, particularly large-scale producers of agricultural and animal products, and the processing and distribution of those products to feed the world. The Symposium will consider common legal issues pertaining to agribusiness in the U.S., Brazil and China. Topics will include legal considerations affecting production (e.g. health controls, environmental controls), incentives to investment in production (e.g. subsidies, tax breaks) and distribution (e.g. exports, controls, tariffs); not only as established between countries, but also as affected by international treaties and organizations (e.g. the World Trade Organization). Prominent speakers conversant with both the public and private sectors in the U.S., Brazil and China will participate. Among the speakers from Brazil will be Roberto Rodrigues, former Minister of Agriculture; Marcos Montes, Federal Congressman and leader of the Frente Rural, an association of landowners,; and several members of the Superior Tribunal of Justice, Brazil's highest non-constitutional court.
February 3, 2016
Publications
The Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development's Community of Practice (CoP) on "Health Law" has developed a pilot project to address falsified and substandard (FS) medicines. The project aims to reduce the negative impact of falsified and substandard medicines in developing countries where the tools and guides developed in the project are utilized. Beginning with the pilot project, the tool and guide will be developed and refined so as to build a wealth of knowledge on content and process for use by anyone. At the invitation of the Uganda National Drug Authority the project was piloted in Uganda, between April and October 2015 and concluded with a country specific report on Uganda and a draft national strategy for the benefit of Uganda.
February 3, 2016
Publications
Falsified and substandard medicines (FS) are a known public health problem. FS medicines represent various threats to patients: they may contain an insufficient amount or no active ingredient, or dangerous ingredients. Drug resistance, treatment failure and death have been associated with these products. While the prevalence in developed markets is likely below 1%, it is estimated that up to and more than 15% of all drugs sold in developing countries constitute a threat to patients. Many factors facilitate the spread of FS medicines. One of the most important, in developing countries, is the need for strong national drug regulation. Added to the complexity in finding effective solutions is that falsified medicines are manufactured and sold by criminal individuals and organizations, exploiting weak national legislation and enforcement, and an unsuspecting and uninformed public.
January 22, 2016
Other
Check out the billingual French-German newsletter on the 34th Franco-German day at the Universität des Saarlandes, which was held on September 26, 2015, in partnership with the Franco-German Judicial Center (CJFA).
January 22, 2016
Publications
After the COP21 that took place in Paris in December 2015, the Civil Law Initiative looks into the increase of the effectiveness of international environmental law (report published 23 November 2015).
December 28, 2015
Publications

The current growth in the use of offsets requirements, especially on the “developing” and “emerging ” markets strategically important to businesses, points out the limitations of economic representations of financialised world trade, where trade is supposed to give the market its balance and reason. Instead  of the market financialising everything, as was expected, bartering is making a come back.

December 16, 2015
Events

Cover Supension Colloquium FlyerThe Third Colloquium on Suspension and Debarment will showcase the broad range of first principles underlying suspension and debarment systems, covering developing trends and potential harmonization of systems worldwide. Panelists will compare and contrast the foundational purposes of different systems and examine how those principles are put into practice around the globe. Panelists will examine the following questions as applied to any given suspension and debarment system: What are the offenses that are the bases for sanctions? Why are these offenses sanctionable? Who makes the sanctions decisions? Who is being protected by the adjudicative system?

November 18, 2015
Publications

Cover Protecting Children from Cybercrime, Legislative Responses in Latin AmericaThe Internet has created an exciting world of rapid information exchange, altering our cultural landscape with enormous new benefits and opportunities in education, socialization, and entertainment. Unfortunately, it has also proven to be a powerful tool for illegal endeavors helping fuel criminal activity. Illicit ventures are no longer constrained by physical limits related to presence, transportation, distribution, jurisdiction, and vigilance as the Internet has provided them a space to thrive without censorship and impunity.

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