For the first time, Law, Justice and Development Week 2011 will be a Bank Group-wide event organized by the World Bank Legal Vice Presidency, IFC and MIGA Legal Departments, and ICSID. This will be a forum to explore how legal innovation and empowerment can contribute to development. Registration now open !
ObjectiveLaw, Justice and Development (LJD) Week 2011 will be a forum to explore how legal innovation and empowerment contribute to development.World Bank Group EffortFor the first time, LJD Week will be a World Bank Group event co-organized by the World Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency, IFC and MIGA Legal Departments, and ICSID.ThemesLJD Week 2011 intends to focus on three key issues: (a) Global issues, such as challenges relating to international financial regulation, the use of intellectual property rights in development settings, legal challenges/solutions in fragile and conflict states, public-private partnerships, asset recovery, and others; (b) Regional challenges, which will include the role of law in supporting economic and social stability in the Middle East and North Africa region, and legal harmonization as a tool for regional integration; (c) Country cases, which will look at examples of how legal innovation and empowerment have contributed to a rise in global economic power (China) and helped manage emergencies and catastrophic risks (Haiti).StructureLJD Week is scheduled for November 14 - 17, 2011, at World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C., and will include parallel sessions during the four days, with an opening session and a plenary round table of General Counsel on November 14, and some sessions dedicated to training on November 17.We expect to have a special consultation of partners of the new global knowledge initiative “Global Forum on Law, Justice, and Development”.AudienceIn addition to Bank Group staff, LJD Week will bring together senior officials from IFIs, international development practitioners, government officials, lawyers and judges, scholars and academics, and representatives from civil society.External (private) participants will be limited and subject to a registration fee to cover costs (students will pay a discounted rate).External PartnersExternal Partners, such as the American Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, Tsinghua University School of Law, George Washington University, Harvard University School of Law, Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, IDLO and other IFIs, will contribute to specific sessions.VenueWorld Bank Headquarters
1818 H Street, NW
Washington DC 20433