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

Events

October 21, 2016
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.

Publications

African Regional Communities and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities The African Task Force Report “African Regional Communities and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities” was released to the public on October 11, 2016 in Addis Ababa. The African Task Force on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities (ATF) was an 18-month initiative of the Budapest Centre for Mass Atrocity Prevention. The ATF convened in January 2015 to examine the capacities of the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) in prevention of mass atrocities.

CompendiumChildMarriage_ImageThe Compendium of International and National Legal Framework on Child Marriage ("the Compendium") provides a survey of the key international, regional and national legal instruments as they relate to the right to marry with the full and free consent of the intenting spouses and to the obligation for government to take legislative measures to abolish child marriage.

The Compendium consists of topical chapters with jump links to source documents, such as United Nations conventions, regional treaties, national constitutions and legislations.

This Compendium aims to provide an accessible reference for research on international, regional and national law relating to forced displacement. It is organized to present information about a significant number of international, regional and national legal instruments that affect the forcibly displaced persons. These legal instruments are organized by topic (international, regional and national).

The share of the global population that follows one of the world’s major faiths is estimated at 75.05 per cent or 5,479,200,000 individuals2 out of a total of 7.3 billion.3 The moral and ethical principles that these religions preach seem very close to the secular common principles adopted by the international community over the last hundred years in the framework of international institutions throught their legal instruments like treaties, agreements, resolutions and declarations. This overlap must be examined.

In the inaugural white paper, we discuss the concept of water security and identify the nexuses that reflect the relationships that represent water security.

 

October 15, 2014

The World Bank, the African Development Bank, the Nordic Investment Bank, and other multilateral and bilateral development partners with a stake in the fight against corruption, including the United Nations and regional organizations such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, academia, and research institutes, have launched a study (the Study) under the auspices of the Global Forum on Law, Justice, and Development, a mechanism shared by a worldwide network of stakeholders designed to capture, co-generate, exchange, and disseminate innovative legal solutions for development.

2014

Cover Corruption Warning SignsThis document focuses on corruption that may occur in funded projects of government or international organizations, but corruption cannot be an isolated phenomenon within a project. Instead, it may be systemic, affecting a whole sector or country. So a project to be implemented in such an environment is likely to be susceptible to this broader, general environment, not only on project-specific issues.

World Bank. 2014. Sinais de alerta de corrupção e fraude : um processos licitatorios. Good practices in Latin America and the Caribbean. Washington, DC : World Bank Group

2015

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.

We welcome comments on this draft, as well as interest in joining the Community of Practice on Compensatory Measures in International Government Procurement Contracts. Please reach out to Chantal Dagnaud at chantal.dagnaud@ecco-offset.eu for comments or expression of interest.

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