Thematic Working Groups (TWGs)

Definition: Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) are the core of the forum and provide the platform for co-generation of legal knowledge/products.
Composition: TWGs are co-led by intellectual partners that are accountable for the management and outputs of the overall working group. The partners of each TWG identify additional partners that may be invited to join the Global Forum for Law, Justice and Development (GFLJD) to include valuable intellectual contributions.  Special attention is paid to a balanced geographic participation and the inclusion of specialists in other areas that can bring a multidisciplinary perspective.

Role and responsibilities of co-leaders: The main role of Thematic Working Group Leaders is to provide overall leadership in the implementation of agreed activities and serve as a coordinator among members. Leaders have the following roles and responsibilities: (i) guide the group to plan and implement activities relevant to the work program on an annual basis; (ii) lead in the development of expected outputs and outcomes from the activities with members agreement; (iii) communicate with members of the TWG to maintain dynamism and follow up on activities and commitments; (iv) help identifying resources, opportunities and potential collaborations that would benefit the TWG and allow it to carry out its activities.

Thematic sub-groups: Considering the high number of active Partners and the high range of topics covered by a thematic, a TWG can decide to set up thematic sub-groups. Each sub-group will be co-led by two or more Partners which role and responsibilities are identical to the ones agreed for the co-leaders of the whole TWG but limited to a specific area. Sub-groups co-leaders work in coordination with the TWG co-leaders and report to the entire TWG.

Communities of Practice (CoPs)

CoPs are informal workings groups that are not subject to any kind of endorsement from TWGs and do not report to the TWGs co-leaders. CoP can include in their working groups also NON GFLJD partners.

Check the list on the left to learn more about current CoPs and their work.