DRAFT CONCEPT NOTE
Law, Justice and Development (LJD) Week 2012 will explore the potentially transformative role of effective law and legal institutions in providing people with more opportunity that is both inclusive of underserved populations and equitable.
To explore this theme, LJD Week 2012 will bring together World Bank Group staff, senior officials from other international financial institutions, international development practitioners, government officials, lawyers, judges, scholars and representatives from civil society. LJD Week 2012 will be a World Bank Group-wide event co-organized by the World Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency, IFC and MIGA Legal Departments, and ICSID. In addition, the formal launch of the “Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development” and dedicated sessions led by its Thematic Working Groups will take place during the week.
Tentative list of topics/sessions (in alphabetic order)
Arbitration/Mediation Clauses in the Agreements of World Bank Group Affiliates
Environment: The Road after Rio + 20
Global Financial Crisis and Sovereign Debt Crisis
Health Law and Rights
- Illicit Markets: Human Trafficking
Joint session with HCCH, UNCITRAL, UNIDROIT and The World Bank
Land Law/Urban Legislation
Legal Implications of Information Revolution and Development (Access to Information, Privacy, Cyber Security and Human Rights)
Microfinance and Financial Inclusion: from Poverty Alleviation to Poverty Mitigation
Public Private Partnership
Rule of Law: How to Translate Political Consensus into Operational Development Work
Symposium Law & Economics
The Law and Justice Agenda: Post Arab-Spring Opportunities and Challenges
Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development Thematic Working Group on Empowerment and Equity for Diverse Communities
Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development Thematic Working Group on Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development Thematic Working Group on Governance and Anticorruption
Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development Thematic Working Group on Justice Reform/Rule of Law Reform
Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development Thematic Working Group on Private Sector Development and Finance
Please visit us again at www.worldbank.org/ljdweek2012 for updated information.