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Generating Innovative Legal Solutions to Development Challenges

Events

September 14, 2017

The Fourth Colloquium on Suspension and Debarment showcases recent developments in suspension and debarment systems worldwide, examining the various uses of suspension and debarment in the procurement and anti-corruption contexts.

July 6, 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 1, 2018

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.

 

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