Call for Papers- International Law on Sustainable Development, Legal Experts Seminar

The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) will co-host, together with the International Law Association’s Committee on International Law on Sustainable Development, a Legal Experts Panel and Seminar in Rome, Italy on 15-17 June 2011.

These events will commence with an International Legal Experts Panel on Green Economy, Poverty & the Law in which we will discuss the international and domestic legal aspects of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil.

The Legal Experts Panel will be followed by a 2-day Semina on Justice, Sustainabiity and International Law which aims to provide a forum for Committee members and other invited guests to present and discuss papers on key topics, including an analysis of how the 2002 New Delhi Declaration Principles have been reflected in the decisions of courts and tribunals. The final afternoon of this in-depth seminar will be reserved to discuss recommendations for the deliberations of the UN High Level Experts Panel on Global Sustainability and plans for the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) process, and for the ILA Sophia Biennial Conference.

Committee Members are invited to submit titles and 100-word abtracts for papers that you may be willing to present in the seminar for legal experts, senior officials from the IDLO and other international organizations, law graduate students and the public, in Rome on 15-17 June, 2011. Please send your abstracts to kbell@idlo.int with a copy to mcordonier@idlo.int.

The IDLO will host a special dinner event for the Committee members during the seminar as well as provide meeting facilities, tea/coffee, and other hospitality in their newly restored premises in Rome as well as full logistical and outreach support.

While travel costs cannot be covered at this time, IDLO can offer rooms in their Residence at an excellent rate of 70 Euros per night. IDLO has applied for further funding, and if they are successful, they hope to cover travel and accommodation for several developing country members of the Committee.

If you would like to attend this event please send your abstracts and confirmation of your attendance to kbell@idlo.int.

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