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.
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.
The 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?
The 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.