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Senior officials from International Financial Institutions, international development practitioners, government officials, lawyers and judges, scholars and academics, representatives from civil society, and World Bank Group staff convened at the World Bank Headquarters for the Law, Justice and Development Week 2011 to explore how legal innovation and empowerment contribute to development. The event brought together over 700 participants.
The Law, Justice and Development Week 2011 combined plenary and parallel sessions and addressed global issues, such as challenges relating to international financial regulation, the use of intellectual property rights in development settings, legal challenges/solutions in fragile and conflict states, public-private partnerships, asset recovery, and others; regional challenges, which included the role of law in supporting economic and social stability in the Middle East and North Africa region, and legal harmonization as a tool for regional integration; and country cases, which looked at examples of how legal innovation and empowerment have contributed to a rise in global economic power (China) and helped manage emergencies and catastrophic risks (Haiti).
The Law, Justice and Development Week 2011, a World Bank Group event was organized for the first time by the Legal Departments of the World Bank, IFC and MIGA, and ICSID, held on November 14-17, 2011 at the World Bank headquarters.
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