Global Forum on Law Justice and Development
Generating Innovative Legal Solutions to Development Challenges
REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 22.
The Law, Justice and Development Week 2017 will focus on the overarching theme Gender, Law and Development and will address the role of law and justice as enabler for a full and equal participation of women and men to development objectives.
This article seeks to inform the potential of bioprinting (3D printing of human organs), the legal aspects of the technology, its patentability, regulation, and ethical considerations. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Patent Office) has already granted some bioprinting patents and many more patent applications are pending.2 Although these patents are presumed valid, the validity of some of these might be litigated in due course, as the technology advances and the market expands.
The Fourth Colloquium on Suspension and Debarment showcases recent developments in suspension and debarment systems worldwide, examining the various uses of suspension and debarment in the procurement and anti-corruption contexts.
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 2017 Law and Development 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.