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Law, Justice and Development Week 2010

International Financial Institutions in a Post-Crisis World – Legal Challenges and Opportunities
 
Location:   International Monetary Fund Headquarters (8-9 November) and World Bank Headquarters (10-12 November)
Begins:   Nov 08, 2010 09:30
Ends:   Nov 12, 2010 17:30

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This year’s Law, Justice, and Development Week focuses on the future of international financial institutions through the lens of law. It will take stock of the role and record of these institutions and analyze their future, as the present global financial crisis recedes, focusing on their legal mandates, competences, and operations. In particular, events during the week will discuss and analyze, primarily the manner in which these institutions have adopted the rule of law internally -- in the context of their institutional governance structures, operational policies and procedures, and lending instruments – as well as externally focusing on their advocacy of the rule of law through their operational, advisory, and analytical work. In each of its six thematic modules, participants will be encouraged to examine the continuing relevance and impact of existing institutional structures and governance frameworks as well as their underlying analytical assumptions and knowledge bases.

The week, which will be held between November 8 and 12, 2010 in Washington, DC, will bring together senior officials from various international financial institutions, global finance and development practitioners, government officials, lawyers and judges, scholars and academics, and representatives from NGOs and civil society.

The 2010 Law, Justice and Development Week will have two components:

  • The headline event will focus on "International Financial Institutions in a Post-Crisis World: Legal Challenges and Opportunities" and will be held at the International Monetary Fund Headquarters on November 8 and 9. It is structured as an international conference organized by World Bank Legal Vice Presidency together with external partners from around the world (including Brazil, China, India, South Africa, Switzerland and the US) to promote and stimulate rich exchanges among lawyers, government officials, development practitioners, academia, NGOs and other leaders.
  • A series of Knowledge and Learning events will be held at the Bank’s Headquarters on November 10-12 addressed to a wide range of audiences including Task Team Leaders, legal staff from the Bank Group and other international organizations.

Registration for External Participants
Registration for World Bank Group Staff 
Partnerships
Format and Organization
Papers for Thematic Modules 
Schedule of Events
Description of Events  
Disability Accommodations 
Hotels and Transportation
Contact Us


 Registration for External Participants

Due to limited capacity, participation to the open sessions – which includes all November 8 and 9 events at the International Monetary Fund HQ and the "Public Private Partnership" event on November 10 at the World Bank HQ - is limited in number and subject to registration fees of US$ 350.00 and security clearance for non-World Bank Group staff. Registration/security clearance will be confirmed within 10 business days.

Registration cancellations and/or requests for a refund must be received in writing at least 30 days prior to the start of the conference and must be addressed to the LegalForum2010@worldbank.org.  All such requests will be entitled to a refund of the total conference fees paid less a $50 administrative charge. Refunds will be Credited to the account charged. 

Cancellations and/or requests for refunds received in writing less than 30 days prior to the beginning of the conference shall not be granted and the full conference fees shall apply.

Refunds will not be made for no-shows.

On-line Registration and Credit Card Payment Form *
* By clicking this link you will be leaving the World Bank's website and entering data on a website belonging to 3rd party vendor that has been hired for processing online transactions. While adequate measures have been taken to ensure data security, however, please be informed of the inherent risks associated with submitting PII /Credit Card information over a public network (i.e., Internet) and conducting online transactions and the limited liability Bank has in such cases.

For questions, please contact Rajaa Laghriab,  LegalForum2010@worldbank.org (202) 473-5108

Registration for World Bank Group Staff

World Bank Group Staff are required to register through the Learning Management System at the following links: Headline Event and Knowledge and Learning Events. 

Partnerships

This event is organized by the World Bank Legal Vice Presidency in partnership with:

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Format and Organization

The 2010 Law, Justice, and Development Week will be held in Washington, DC. The week’s external portion will be a two-day invitation-only “Law, Justice, and Development Week” to be held on November 8 and 9. Participants will include officials from other international financial institutions, government officials, distinguished practitioners and academics, NGO and civil society representatives from different ranges and with a diverse range of perspectives. The proceedings will be shepherded by skillful moderators. Selected Bank staff from LEG and other departments will also participate as speakers, discussants, and moderators. The proceedings will be open to all Bank staff. An agenda is being formulated and a shortlist of potential participants is being identified. The event will be webcasted in order to reach a wider audience.

In addition to the main event described above, several other knowledge and learning events will be organized by LEG in collaboration with other bank units including the International Finance Corporation’s Legal department between November 10, 11 and 12, on a variety of topics (such as safeguard policies and public-private partnerships). The knowledge events will focus on notable LEG activities including decentralized lawyers’ involvement with judicial reform projects, complex and novel legal issues in Bank operations, and recent trends in law, justice and development. LEG will also organize a training session for task team leaders on the legal aspects of Bank operations and a course on judicial reform.

Papers for Thematic Modules

Panelists and discussants in the Week’s thematic modules will be encouraged to submit a substantive paper or abstract on the issue and questions that they have been invited to address. In addressing their respective issues and questions, wherever possible participants should include practical examples and diverse perspectives based on either their knowledge or experience.

Those panelists and discussants, who will be preparing papers, are urged to submit short papers of two-to-three pages in advance of the Week and by no later than October 15, 2010. Papers must relate to the topic of a participant’s panel and should include adequate examples and illustrations. Unless participants indicate otherwise, their papers will be posted on the conference website. After the event, the participants will be invited to revise and edit their papers for publication in the third volume of the World Bank Legal Review. While retaining copyright with the Bank, LEG may want to partner with an academic publishing house to edit, publish, and disseminate the volume at an affordable price across the world.

Schedule of Events

Detailed Description 

DAYS 1 and 2: Headline Event (Registration required)

Monday-Tuesday, November 8-9, 2010

External participants register here.
World Bank Group Staff register here. This registration covers both days. 

Monday, November 8, 2010 
Venue: International Monetary Fund (IMF)
HQ1, 700 19th Street, NW, Washington DC 20433
9:30 - 10:00

Registration for Law, Justice, and Development Week (Entrance)
Breakfast (IMF Gallery)

10:00 - 11:30Inaugural Lecture (Meeting Hall A/B)
11:45 - 1:15

Thematic Panels

  • Governance and Reform at International Financial Institutions (Meeting Hall A)
  • Law and Justice in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Areas (Meeting Hall B)
1:30 - 2:45Luncheon Speaker (IMF Gallery)
3:00 - 4:30

Thematic Panels

  • Immunities of International Financial Institutions: Necessity or Anachronism ? (Meeting Hall A)
    CLE accreditation pending VA, PA, NY
  • Mainstreaming Climate Finance (Meeting Hall B)
    CLE accreditation pending VA, PA, NY
5:00 - 7:00Reception at George Washington University Law School
Faculty Conference Center
2000 H Street, NW, Washington DC 20052
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Venue: International Monetary Fund (IMF)
HQ1, 700 19th Street, NW, Washington DC 20433
9:00 - 9:30

Breakfast (IMF Gallery)

9:30 - 11:00

Thematic Panels

  • Navigating the Muddy Waters of Politics in International Development Finance: Should the Political Prohibition in Charters of International Financial Institutions be Revisited? (Meeting Hall A)
  • Mitigating the Impact of Financial Crises on Emerging Markets and Transition Economies (Meeting Hall B)
    CLE accreditation pending VA, PA, NY

11:00 - 11:15Coffee Break (IMF Gallery)
11:15 - 12:45

Thematic Panels

  • Justice Reform In a Changing Environment
    (Meeting Hall A)
  • The International Regulatory Framework and the Crisis (Meeting Hall B)
    CLE accreditation pending VA, PA, NY
12:45 - 2:00Buffet Lunch (IMFGallery)
with launch of a new publication: “Human Rights Indicators in Development”
2:00 - 3:30

Thematic Panel

  • Governance of Forests (Conference Hall 1)
    CLE accreditation pending VA, PA, NY
     
3:30 - 3:45Coffee Break (IMFGallery)
3:45 - 5:15

Thematic Panels

  • Norms and Standards in International Development: Avoiding the Trap of One-Size-Fits-All (Meeting Hall A)
  • Coordinating the Fight Against Fraud and Corruption: Cross Debarment at Multilateral Development Banks (Meeting Hall B) CLE accreditation pending VA, PA, NY
5:15 - 6:15Roundtable of General Counsel and Legal Advisors (Meeting Hall A/B)

 

DAYS 3, 4 and 5: Knowledge and Learning Events 
(For World Bank Group Staff except as otherwise indicated)

World Bank Group Staff can register to the individual sessions below

 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Venue: World Bank Main Complex 1818 H Street, NW, Washington DC 20433

9:00 - 9:30

Light Breakfast outside respective meeting rooms

9:45 - 4:45Enhancing Legal Support in Bank Operations, Course for Bank Task Team Leaders (MC8-100)
World Bank Group Staff register here 
9.30-11.00

Brazil Judicial Reform (MC C1-200)(Video with Brazil)
World Bank Group Staff register here 

11:00 - 11:15Coffee Break outside respective meeting rooms
11:15 - 12:45

Thematic Session

  • Public Private Partnerships (MC2-800)
    CLE accreditation pending VA, PA, NY
    Open to registered external participants
    World Bank Group Staff register here 

Reading List 

12:30 - 1:30Lunch Boxes outside respective meeting rooms
2:30 - 4:00

Thematic Sessions

  • Internal Governance Reform and Capital Increase (MC C1-110)
    World Bank Group Staff register here 
  • Developments in Trust Funds (MC C1-200)
    World Bank Group Staff register here 
4:00 - 4:15Coffee Break outside respective meeting rooms
4:15 - 5:45

Thematic Session

  • Opportunities and Challenges of Decentralized Lawyers (MC C1-200)
    World Bank Group Staff register here 
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Venue: World Bank Main Complex 1818 H Street, NW, Washington DC 20433
8:30 - 9:30

Light Breakfast outside respective meeting rooms

8.30-5.30

Justice Sector Reform 101, Day 1 of 2 (MC 10-100)
(Two-Day Course, November 11-12)
World Bank Group Staff register here 
(breakfast at 8.30; session starts at 9.30) 

8:30 - 12:30

Special session on Responsibility of International Organizations (breakfast and registration at 8:30; session starts at 9:00) (MC6-317)
Video, Part One
Video, Part Two 

World Bank Group Staff register here 

9:30 - 11:00

Thematic Sessions

  • Gender Issues in Development (MC C1-200)
    World Bank Group Staff register here 
  • In Defense of Derivatives (MC C1-110)
    World Bank Group Staff register here 
11:00 - 11:15Coffee Break outside respective meeting rooms
11:15 - 12:45

Thematic Sessions

  • Developments in Safeguard: Strategies to address Grievances and Lessons Learned from the World Bank Inspection Panel and IFC Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman (CAO) (MC C1-200)
    World Bank Group Staff register here 
  • Developments in Insolvency Law and Practice (MC C1-110)
    World Bank Group Staff register here 
1:00 - 2:30Lunch with LEG Alumni (Confirmation required) (MC C1 East Dinning Room)
2:30 - 4:00

Thematic Sessions

  • Sanctions Reform (MC 2-200)
    World Bank Group Staff register here 
4:00 - 4:15Coffee Break
Friday, November 12, 2010
Venue: World Bank Main Complex 1818 H Street, NW, Washington DC 20433
9:30 - 5:30

Justice Reform Course 101, Day 2 of 2 (MC10-100)

 

Disability Accommodations

The World Bank will provide reasonable accommodations for participants with disabilities as long as we are informed of special needs in writing by October 15, 2010.
Please contact Marco Nicoli, MNicoli@worldbank.org (202) 473-0304 to specify your accommodation needs.

Hotels and Transportation

Metro Directions 

The nearest station on the Orange Line is Farragut West (about 2 blocks from the main World Bank building). The nearest station on the Red Line is Farragut North (about 3-4 blocks). For more information about the Washington, DC metro, see Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Most trains arriving to Washington, DC arrive at Union Station. To get to the World Bank/IMF, either take a taxi or take the Red Line Metro from Union Station to Farragut North. From there, it is about 3-4 blocks to the World Bank building. For more train information, see Amtrak.

Airports - Driving Directions
(Directions provided by Mapquest)

Dulles International Airport - IAD
Reagan National Airport - DCA
Baltimore Airport - BWI 

Hotel Information

Participants are expected to make their own hotel reservations. We urge you to make your reservations as soon as possible since local hotels fill up quickly. Please click here for a guide to local hotels.

Contact Us

LegalForum2010@worldbank.org


Last updated: 2010-11-11




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