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


October 21, 2016 to October 22, 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. We welcome contributions from scholars and practitioners in all relevant fields, including law, economics, development studies, international studies and human rights, which would address, broadly, any of the aforementioned topics. Papers will be selected by blinded peer-review. We ask all interested speakers to submit one-page paper abstracts by December 1, 2015.
November 18, 2015

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.

November 16, 2015 to November 20, 2015

Law, Justice and Development Week 2015

LJD Week 2015 will explore the role of Governance and the Law in the social and economic advancement of nations, with a focus on the value of law in producing sustainable development outcomes, in expressing justice, and in serving as a catalyst for justice from different perspectives. LJD Week 2015 will also explore topics relevant to the Middle East and North of Africa region, and to the World Bank Group and International Financial Institutions.

November 4, 2015
Uganda A pilot project to build actionable knowledge on the legal and regulatory aspects of falsified and substandard medicines was launched in 2014 by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and the World Bank.
September 15, 2015
PPP for the Sustainable Development of CitiesThe Ministério Público do Estado de Minas Gerais, hosted on September 15 the first GFLJD/MPMG Seminar. The successful event was organized in partnership with Fundaçao Alphaville, an NGO that has environmental preservation as one of its lines of action. It took place in MPMG’s premises in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, and was attended by MPMG prosecutors, civil servants, invitees, Brazilian authorities and internationally renowned lecturers.
February 24, 2015

Cover Protecting Children from Cybercrime, Legislative Responses in AsiaInformation and communication technologies (ICTs) have developed rapidly over the last two decades. The development of ICTs have allowed adults, as well as children, to enjoy unprecedented opportunities and benefits in terms of socialization, education, and entertainment. On the other hand, recent rapid advances in ICTs simultaneously have allowed violence to be committed by, with, and through the use of ICTs, including violence against children.

December 5, 2014

AMLA group at trainingThe AMLA project’s inaugural training for law students and supervising law professors was held on November 30 through December 5, 2014 at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The AMLA project sponsored 24 law students and 5 professors from across the continent representing, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Senegal, South Africa and Zambia to participate in the AMLA training.

October 15, 2014

The World Bank, the African Development Bank, the Nordic Investment Bank, and other multilateral and bilateral development partners with a stake in the fight against corruption, including the United Nations and regional organizations such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, academia, and research institutes, have launched a study (the Study) under the auspices of the Global Forum on Law, Justice, and Development, a mechanism shared by a worldwide network of stakeholders designed to capture, co-generate, exchange, and disseminate innovative legal solutions for development.

June 16, 2014

Cover Corruption Warning SignsThis document focuses on corruption that may occur in funded projects of government or international organizations, but corruption cannot be an isolated phenomenon within a project. Instead, it may be systemic, affecting a whole sector or country. So a project to be implemented in such an environment is likely to be susceptible to this broader, general environment, not only on project-specific issues.

World Bank. 2014. Sinais de alerta de corrupção e fraude : um processos licitatorios. Good practices in Latin America and the Caribbean. Washington, DC : World Bank Group