The World Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency, along with the Legal Departments of the International Finance Corporation, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and the Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, will cohost "Law, Justice and Development Week 2011: Innovation and Empowerment for Development" from November 14 to 17 at the World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C. Events will include a 3-day International Forum that features, inter alia, a plenary round table of General Counsel and a training day.
Matters on which the week's events will focus:
► 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;
► 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; and
► 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).
Details and registration here.