American Bar Association Section of International Law and the World Bank Group present
Law, Justice and Development Week: Innovation and Empowerment for Development
November 14 - 17, 2011
1818 H St. NW
Washington, DC 20433
The American Bar Association Section of International Law is a co-sponsor of the World Bank Group's Law, Justice and Development (LJD) Week 2011. The forum will explore how legal innovation and empowerment can contribute to development. LJD Week is scheduled for November 14 - 17, 2011, at World Bank headquarters in Washington DC, and will include: a three-day International Forum on November 14 - 16 with an opening session, followed by parallel sessions and a plenary round table of General Counsel; and a training day on November 17. We expect to have a special consultation of partners of the new global knowledge initiative “Global Forum on Law, Justice, and Development”.
Section Members will receive a 20% discount. However, this discount is only available if one is a member of the Section or the ABA and registers with the ABA through the access link below. Members who register on the World Bank website will not be able to receive this special discount or receive a compensation for the discount.* Interested law students must email firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions.
ABA and Section Members Discounted Rate is $400.
Non-ABA/Section Members must register on the World Bank Website.
LJD Week 2011 intends to focus on three key issues: (a) 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, stolen asset recovery, and others; (b) Regional challenges, which will include 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; (c) Country cases, which will look at examples of how legal innovation and empowerment have contributed to a rise in global economic power (China), supported state-building (South Sudan), and helped manage emergencies and catastrophic risks (Haiti).
In addition to Bank Group staff, LJD Week will bring together senior officials from International Financial Institutions (IFIs), international development practitioners, government officials, lawyers and judges, scholars and academics, and representatives from civil society.
External Partners include: The American Bar Association Section of International Law, American Bankruptcy Institute, Tsinghua University School of Law, George Washington University, Harvard University School of Law, Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, and other IFIs.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Opening Session Keynote Speaker: Mr. Sang-Hyun Song, President of the International Criminal Court
Rule of Law, Governance & Development: Perspectives from Middle East and Northern Africa
Building the Rule of Law and Legal Institutions in the New State: Comparative Perspectives from Kosovo, Timor-Leste and South Sudan
International Political Risk Management: Global Risk in Today’s Changing Landscape
Carbon-Efficient Investments: Is Security Possible? Explore the Issues of Securing Carbon Obligations in Common Law and Civil Law Jurisdictions
Rebuilding After Catastrophe - Must Knows of Emergency Financing
Financing Women Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets
Global Perspectives on the Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Innovation and Development
Legal Framework for International Financial Regulation: Challenges and Opportunities
Persons with Disabilities: Innovation and Empowerment through the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Innovation in Asset Recovery and International Legal Cooperation
Problem-Solving Approaches for Development Projects
Development of New Legal Norms and Rules to Combat Corruption Through Imposition of Sanctions
- World Development Report 2011 Operationalization of Justice: Bank's Comparative Advantage - Other Development Partners' Perspectives
Public Private Partnerships in Development – A Legal/Commercial Perspective
What Will This Fight Cost? Mediation vs. Arbitration vs. Litigation
New Directions in Criminal Justice Work at the World Bank
Recent Developments/Hot Topics on ICSID Arbitration
Realizing Paris and Accra Through Harmonized Partnership Programs and Funding Vehicles
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Law and Development in China: Opportunities and Challenges
Intellectual Property and Related Legal Issues for International Government Organizations in Open Access, Open Data, Social Media
Global Environmental Challenges: Valuing and Protecting Eco-Systems (Bio-Diversity, Ocean, Climate)
Innovative Approaches to Insolvency & Restructuring
- Conflict Between an International Financial Agreement and the Borrower’s Domestic Law: Which one Prevails?
- Global Forum on Law, Justice & Development: Partners' Consultation
Political Risk Insurance
TF to Address Long-Term Sustained Economic Growth in Conflict Affected and Fragile States by Facilitating Private Sector Investment Through Insurance
- Legal Harmonization as a Tool for Regional Integration: The OHADA's Experience
Gaps and Convergence: Emerging Trends in Land Acquisition Law and Their Implications for Development Institutions
Thursday, November 17, 2011
- Climate and Energy Finance
White Collar Crime and Corruption in International Context
Alternative Responses to Crime
The Regulation of the Insolvency of Natural Persons
Interested attendees can send questions to email@example.com or telephone Jacqueline Gichinga at + 1-202-662-1662.
*Cancellations must be made in writing and received by the Section office by October 31, 2011 for a full refund, less any associated processing fees. Please allow four to six weeks after the conference for the processing of any funds. Refunds will not be made for no shows.
ABA Section of International Law
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