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


Legal Aspects of Contract Farming

UNIDROIT, FAO, IFAD have established - within the framework of the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development (GFLJD) - a community of practice to promote a favourable legal environment for contract farming operations to support agricultural development. The GFLJD provides an innovative and dynamic framework for the exchange of law in development knowledge, connecting developing countries, think-tanks, regional and international organizations, international financial institutions, and civil society organizations with relevant research and practice.

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Human Organs 3D Bioprinting

This Community of Practice (CoP) on 3D Bio Printing legislation has just been created at the initiative of the South-East European Research Center (SEERC). Its objective is to collect current knowledge and share challenges and opportunities regarding bio printing, and to improve and build upon existing regulations/legislations. It will aim at carrying out a literature review and a good practice checklist, and at organizing virtual discussions with experts on the topic.

The current concept note is a draft open for comments. We look forward to reading your inputs.

Legal Aspects of Forced Displacement

At the end of 2015, there were about 20 million refugees worldwide. The majority of those refugees are hosted in neighboring developing countries, with limited human and financial resources to face the crisis. At the same time, about 40 million people are internally displaced persons (IDPs). In some regions, the increased pressures have led to the closing of borders.

Call for Internship Opportunities for Lex:lead Law Students

Lex:lead sponsors its interns who have won the Lex:lead scholarship to work with Global Forum members for short period of time. This year, fifteen students have won this scholarship and are interested by this unique partnership. The group would like to hear from Global Forum partners able to use the services of a Lex:lead law student in its work this year in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia.

Law and Development Program

The Law and Development Institute, in collaboration with Emory University Master’s in Development Practice Program, offers the Law and Development Program (LDP), a short-term online training course in law and development leading to the Diploma or the Certificate in Law and Development at the election of registrants. The LDP is designed 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.

Protecting Children from Cybercrime, Legislative Responses in Latin America

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.

World Bank Legal Review


Each year, LEG VPU publishes the World Bank Legal Review, a publication for policy makers and their advisors, judges, attorneys and other professionals engaged in the field of international development with a particular focus on law, justice and development. With contributions from both legal scholars and practitioners, the Legal Review offers a combination of legal scholarship, lessons from experience, legal developments and research on the many ways in which the law and justice systems help promote poverty reduction, economic development and the rule of law.

Human-Centered Business Model

A Holistic Approach for a New Model of Doing Business


The “Human-Centered Business Model” Project aims at developing and piloting an innovative, human-centered, model of doing business that considers social and environmental sustainability as corporate goals at par with profit.

International Poverty Law

The objective of the CoP is to create a forum for dialogue among lawyers, development practitioners and community figures regarding how background legal rules may reinforce inequality if left unaddressed. CoP aims to increase understanding of the impact of law on poverty by creating a network of professional who can share knowledge and new initiatives.

OECD Foreign Bribery Report

Cover OECD Brivery ReportNow that foreign bribery is illegal in many countries, the even greater challenge is to effectively investigate and prosecute this crime when it occurs. Often involving a series of offshore transactions, multiple intermediaries, complex corporate structures and evidence located abroad, successfully detecting, investigating and sanctioning foreign bribery requires expertise, time and co-operation.

The OECD Foreign Bribery Report, allows us to better understand the ‘who, what, where, why, and how’ of foreign bribery.


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