The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development just launched the Community of Practice on Human Rights and Development, a new initiative which brings together academics, expert practitioners, policy-makers and other professionals: www.humanrightsanddevelopment.eu/
The relationship between human rights and development has been the focus of debate for over two decades. A number of recent developments have put renewed emphasis on this interface, with academics, NGOs, governmental and multilateral actors increasingly addressing the human rights aspects of international cooperation, trade, and investment. The aim of the Community of Practice is to foster dialogue and innovative thinking among development and human rights professionals by creating a knowledge-network and platform for the exchange of new initiatives, publications, events, or other relevant developments. The Community of Practice was launched on October 22, 2014 as part of the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development. It is chaired by Dr. Siobhán McInerney-Lankford (World Bank) and Prof. Dr. Jan Wouters (Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven). For more information on the background, aims, and priorities of the Community of Practice, click here.
The Community of Practice on Human Rights and Development is open to all interested individuals and organizations in the field of development or human rights. If you wish to become a member, click here to register.