Third annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network 19-21 September
From 19 to 21 September, the Third annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network took place at the National Museum of Ethnology (Museum Volkenkunde) Leiden.
This three-day conference started on Wednesday 19 September and was organized and hosted by the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society of Leiden Law School. 128 scholars and practitioners from 29 different countries took part in the conference. The conference comprised a total of 77 paper presentations, six plenary sessions, and three working groups.
Like the previous two editions of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) annual conference, the conference looked at the role of law in addressing problems of development and governance. This year’s theme Interfaces addressed the breadth as well as the interdisciplinarity of the field of law and development. Here, black letter law met social science, human rights scholarship met political economy, legal anthropology met international law, and so on. While such interdisciplinarity creates problems it also generates synergies. The conference addressed both and has produced a set of insights and recommendations relevant to researchers and practitioners alike.
The Third annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network Interfaces has been made possible in part by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society, and LeidenGlobal.