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



September 7, 2017

Economic development in Africa has been one of the most important issues on the global agenda. A number of development and law reform projects have been undertaken, but many African countries are yet to achieve successful economic development. The conference examines the development paths that have been taken in Africa over the years, discusses the challenges and explores new approaches to law and development that may yield better development results for Africa.

December 5, 2016

Law, Justice and Development 2016: Law, Climate Change and DevelopmentThe Law, Justice and Development Week 2016 will convene a broad community of development professionals who use law and justice tools to battle poverty and boost shared prosperity. The theme for this year’s event is “Law, Climate Change and Development”. Visit the Law, Justice and Development Week 2016 Website of the World Bank.

December 1, 2016
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 for comments or expression of interest.
November 17, 2016

The Fourth International Conference on Legislation and Law Reform will bring together legislative and legal professionals from around the world for a two day conference featuring leading authorities on Legislation and Law Reform. Attendees will have the opportunity to share ideas with a diverse array of legislative drafting and legal professionals. The World Bank's Washington DC conference facilities provide a perfect setting for the conference's lectures and social events.

October 19, 2016

« Un 28ème Congrès à Paris », c’est un retour aux sources, pour les 86 nations du Notariat International.

Le 28ème Congrès se tiendra du 19 au 22 octobre 2016 au Palais des Congrès de Paris qui se situe au 2 Place de la Porte Maillot dans le 17ème arrondissement de Paris.

October 11, 2016

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.

September 30, 2016

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.

September 8, 2016
The conference will cover the following subjects: Societal Happiness in Progress, Prospective, Public Policy and Happiness, Rights, Duties and Universal Responsibility, Social Justice and Happiness
September 5, 2016

Loyola University Chicago’s innovative Master of Laws (LLM) in Rule of Law for Development program, or PROLAW, prepares students to become qualified and effective rule of law advisors. Offered at Loyola’s campus in Rome/Italy, PROLAW has now educated 104 highly qualified rule of law and governance professionals in its first five years.